PDs call it a day after 23 years in Irish public life

Progressive Democrat party members voted yesterday to dissolve the 23-year-old party, and a team of financial and legal advisors will now be appointed to supervise its wind-up.

8th November, 2008

Progressive Democrat party members voted yesterday to dissolve the 23-year-old party, and a team of financial and legal advisors will now be appointed to supervise its wind-up.

Former party leader Mary Harney was credited with having swayed the final vote to end the party that ‘‘broke the mould’’ of Irish politics.

An amended motion from party activists to keep the party going was defeated by 201 to 161 votes. The main...

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