Departure of ‘Boxer’ is a knock-out blow for Independent Alliance

Longford-Westmeath TD was always a semi-detached member of the group

13th January, 2020
Departure of ‘Boxer’ is a knock-out blow for Independent Alliance
Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran expressed the hope that a reformed alliance of independents could attract more TDs to its ranks after the election. Picture: Sam Boal/

Who knew that the Independent Alliance was a badge of convenience to be discarded for the general election? That appears to be the case for Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran.

The group was founded in 2015 by Shane Ross and Michael Fitzmaurice, although the latter departed shortly after the 2016 election. Then Moran was at the centre of a row in which the Independence Alliance lost another TD.

He and Seán Canney had flipped a coin to...

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