Briefing: State of independents

A government led by disparate TDs looks more likely than ever – but would a political ‘dolly mixture’ agree on anything?

31st December, 2014
Independent TDs Thomas Pringle, Noel Grealish, John Halligan, Stephen Donnelly, Catherine Murphy, Finian McGrath, Shane Ross and Maureen O’SullivanPicture: Feargal Ward

Could this group of independent TDs soon be entering negotiations to form part of the next government?

The theory goes something like this – there is a gap in the market because many voters are looking for an alternative to Fine Gael, Labour and Fianna Fáil.

Independent TDs and councillors would sign up to a common policy platform and only support a coalition government if they got agreement to implement it in full.

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader



Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Get basic

*New subscribers only

You can cancel any time.



€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.




90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

2 Yearly



Unlimited Access for 2 Years

You can cancel any time.

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Related Stories

Covid-19 takes huge bite out of Greencore’s British sales

Companies Ian Guider 4 days ago

Capital gains: How the GAA created a sporting superpower

Sport Barry J Whyte 4 days ago

CRH weathers the coronavirus storm with impressive update

Open for Christmas: what it might cost us