Friday 22 September 2017

Gap there for party to get 15 per cent 'squeezed middle' vote: Creighton

Former junior minister says she plans to speak up for struggling working families

Lucinda Creighton is seeking recognition for group.
Lucinda Creighton is seeking recognition for group.

John Drennan and Eamon Delaney

Former members of the Fine Gael parliamentary party have cited job creation, youth unemployment and emigration, mortgages and personal debt and healthcare and education as their priorities.

The Reform Alliance "committed" to bringing policies based on "conviction and courage" to the new Dail and Seanad sessions, and said it looked forward to working with Government and Opposition in the national interest.

The Alliance welcomed the recent Dail-reform proposals announced by the Government, but said it believed that they should not be contingent on the result of the Seanad referendum: "It would be better if these reforms were advanced by the Oireachtas, not by Government," it said.

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