Thursday June 4, 2020

Politics in Focus: Independent state of mind

Independent TD Stephen Donnelly is still getting used to the way things work in Leinster House, but he is determined to make a difference, writes Niamh Connolly.

31st March, 2012
Stephen Donnelly: 'I'm working very hard to learn how to be the best TD I can be'. Photo: Tony O'Shea

Stephen Donnelly, independent TD for Wicklow, confesses that he still finds life as a Dáil deputy a bit like the bizarre world of Alice in Wonderland.

"Alice jumps down the hole, falls for a long time - that's the campaign - but then she hits the bottom, and she's in a world where everything is different," he says, referring to getting elected and seeing political life from the inside.

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