Wednesday 18 October 2017

John Drennan: All eyes turn to party that isn't a party, yet

The potential of the Reform Alliance poses as many difficulties as it does opportunities, writes John Drennan

LIKE MINDS: Fidelma Healy-Eames and Lucinda Creighton, members of the Reform Alliance
LIKE MINDS: Fidelma Healy-Eames and Lucinda Creighton, members of the Reform Alliance
John Drennan

John Drennan

If there is one lesson to be learnt from the Sunday Independent series of Millward Brown polls, it is that City Hall is in trouble.

By City Hall (Tammany Hall might be more appropriate), we mean that special clique of politicians, social partners, mandarins and business insider classes who have parcelled the State up between themselves since independence.

Up to now, City Hall has shown the resilience of that cockroach that scuttles away unharmed from a nuclear explosion. But now when it comes to the weakest political link, City Hall is uneasy.

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