Independents who want in on the action set out their stalls

Over a dozen independent TDs are set to prise commitments from FG and FF in return for supporting a government, but few have much hope of making it into cabinet or a junior ministry

19th April, 2020
Independents who want in on the action set out their stalls
Peadar Tóibín

Cathal Berry, the independent TD, recently posted a picture of the newspaper advertisement that Ernest Shackleton purportedly placed for his Antarctic expedition.

“Men wanted for hazardous journey. Low wages, bitter cold, long hours of complete darkness. Safe return doubtful. Honour and recognition in event of success,” it said.

There are doubts about the veracity of this ad, as researchers have never been able to find any evidence that it was published in a...

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