New party called ‘Independent Ireland’ registered with new electoral commission

The group will only become Ireland’s 27th political party

Cork South West TD Michael Collins

A new party called Independent Ireland has been registered with the election authority.

The new group aims to have Cork South-West TD Michael Collins as its party leader and Limerick County TD Richard O’Donoghue TD as its general secretary.

They were previously associated with the Rural Independents Group, which includes Michael Healy-Rae, Mattie McGrath and Danny Healy-Rae among its members.

The Electoral Commission has approved the new party to run candidates in general, local and ...