John Drennan: FG dissenters would be seen as prize catch
THE initial impetus which suggested that a new political movement might be viable came from the success of Sean Gallagher's presidential campaign. In spite of a Sinn Fein-led dirty tricks campaign, Gallagher ran the veteran Labour candidate to the line.
When it comes to generating a critical mass of TDs, any new party will be closely monitoring the rise of disaffection within the Fine Gael ranks.
In particular, newer TDs such as Eoghan Murphy and Peter Mathews will be watched closely.