You wait 30 years for a new party ... suddenly three arrive together
Published 12/06/2015 | 02:30
Then, maybe, there were three. Lucinda Creighton and Billy Timmins launched Renua Ireland on March 13. Then Independent TDs Shane Ross, Michael Fitzmaurice and Finian McGrath talked about putting together a loose confederation of independent politicians.
Now Dáil Éireann's star of the moment, Catherine Murphy, Stephen Donnelly and other independents are the focus of speculation about a new party. Talks are said at this point to be "tentative and at an early stage".
The battle for the considerable non-aligned vote is definitely hotting up. At its height surveys indicated that 'Independents and Others' could command up to one-third of the vote.