‘The Greens believe in something. I might not agree, but I commend them’ - Michael Fitzmaurice on his rural party

The Roscommon-Galway TD confirmed it was still his intention to set up a rural people’s party by year-end

Michael Fitzmaurice has said he will launch his own farmer’s party or retire from politics

Michael Fitzmaurice has said he will either launch his new rural party by the end of the year, or he won’t run again at the next election.

In an interview with the Business Post, the Independent TD for Roscommon-Galway was responding to the announcement last week that The Farmers Alliance would be setting up a new party to contest the next elections.

Asked if he had any involvement in the Farmers Alliance, Fitzmaurice said he ...