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Stephen DonnellyOne of the founding leaders of the Social Democrats has left the party.

Stephen Donnelly – who’s a TD for Wicklow – was leader alongside Roisín Shortall and Catherine Murphy since it was founded in July of last year.

All three were the only TDs returned for the party at the last election.

A statement from the Social Democrats says they are surprised that he has decided to walk away from the project, but the remaining members will continue to build the party.