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Pat Leahy: Could Michael McDowell really end up in a political party with people of the left?

24th November, 2013
Governments and parties will be forced to make choices about the basic distributional questions of politics.

The likelihood of another party entering the political process has taken a huge jump with the alienation of the pro-life Fine Gael rebels from their former home. Lucinda Creighton, Billy Timmons, Peter Mathews, Denis Naughton et al are almost behaving as a party grouping already, issuing press releases under their own name, usually voting together and apparently meeting regularly to discuss their future prospects and plans.

At the same time, the campaign to found a...

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