State of the Parties: Independents are small fish in a big pond

Are the political minnows making a difference?

4th September, 2016
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Richard Boyd Barrrett, Ruth Coppinger, Paul Murphy and Bríd Smyth of AAA/PBP Picture: Rollingnews

The 70-day political paralysis that followed last February’s general election has given way to a fractured Dáil where a wobbly Fine Gael-led minority government finds itself beholden to a rejuvenated Fianna Fáil.

Beyond that, the various other parties and groupings are all trying to position themselves as alternative voices to the two largest parties in the country.

The smaller the grouping the bigger the struggle to be heard. In...

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