Saturday February 22, 2020

Tentative independents not always of one mind

While they have much in common, economics may prove a stumbling block for the proposed new party

21st June, 2015
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Stephen Donnelly sees himself as a socially progressive liberal. Picture: Tony OShea

Independent TDs Catherine Murphy, Stephen Donnelly and Róisín Shortall, along with independent Senator Katherine Zappone, are reportedly planning a new centre left party. But what exactly will they add to a crowded political space on the left?

The four politicians are unhappy that their embryonic political initiative had a premature birth in the public domain last week. They have politely but firmly refused all requests to discuss what precise policy direction...

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