Pat Leahy: This is the crux of the matter for the Reform Alliance if it is to become a new party: reform to what?

The conventional wisdom around Leinster House is that next Saturday's ''monster meeting'' (as the Sunday Indo dubbed it) of the Reform Alliance is the first step in the founding of a new political party.

19th January, 2014
Telling pollsters that you would like a new party is not the same thing as committing to supporting it.

The conventional wisdom around Leinster House is that next Saturday's ''monster meeting'' (as the Sunday Indo dubbed it) of the Reform Alliance is the first step in the founding of a new political party. It will be, the argument goes, the response to an overwhelming public demand for a new party already evident in opinion polls. With the idea of reform at its heart, the new party will go on to become a significant force...

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