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McDowell believes it's time for new centre-right party

Published 30/01/2011 | 05:00

THE former Tanaiste and Justice Minister Michael McDowell believes a new 'right of centre' political movement will emerge in Ireland in the wake of the upcoming General Election.

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Writing in the Sunday Independent today, Mr McDowell says the time to start on a new project is May or June of this year.

"The target must be the next General Election," he says. "While there will be a slate of independents in the next Dail, there is no coherent unifying or guiding spirit behind their support base.

"They are receiving support because they are non-party rather than on the basis of a clear trend in public thinking," he writes.

Sunday Independent

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