Election 2016: ‘I didn’t leave Fianna Fáil. They left me’

Mattie McGrath has a battle on his hands to secure a seat in Tipperary

21st February, 2016
Mattie McGrath, the independent candidate for Tipperary, canvasses farmer Tom Cunningham and his son Joe at Cahir Mart John D Kelly

Independent TD Mattie McGrath is admiring a trailer in the yard of a constituent in the west Tipperary village of Golden. “They stole a trailer on me last night. Three chains and they cut them all,” says McGrath.

“Have you any part of the trailer?” asks the constituent. “I’ve a man will tell you where the trailer is if he even has a fleck of paint. He has a gift.”...

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