Wednesday 16 August 2017

Plans for political rally already generating a much-needed buzz

Lucinda Creighton and Terence Flanagan of the Reform Alliance, which is to host a so-called ‘monster rally’ at the RDS in Dublin later this month. Photo: David Conachy
Lucinda Creighton and Terence Flanagan of the Reform Alliance, which is to host a so-called ‘monster rally’ at the RDS in Dublin later this month. Photo: David Conachy

ALL eyes will be on the RDS in Dublin on the last Saturday of this month, when Lucinda Creighton's 'Reform Alliance' will hold its so-called 'Monster Rally'.

Political enthusiasts of an older generation will hark back to December 1985 when, after months of speculation, Des O'Malley launched the Progressive Democrats.

The PDs had as many lows as it had highs over its 24-year history, but it made a huge mark on Irish politics and, for a time, spoke effectively to the need for lower taxation and other reforms.

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