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If it looks like a party, talks like a party, then surely to God it must be a party . . . no?

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Published 12/06/2014 | 02:30

Terence Flanagan,TD (centre) with Lucinda CreightonTD and her husband Senator Paul Bradford (left) at the launch of the document on Political Reform by the Reform Alliance at a news conference in Dublin yesterday. Picture: Tom Burke
Terence Flanagan,TD (centre) with Lucinda CreightonTD and her husband Senator Paul Bradford (left) at the launch of the document on Political Reform by the Reform Alliance at a news conference in Dublin yesterday. Picture: Tom Burke
Denis Naughten TD (left) who chaired the meeting with Senator Fidelma Healy-Eames, and Billy Timmins TD, authors of the document on Political Reform, which was launched by the Reform Alliance at a news conference in Dublin yesterday. Picture: Tom Burke

DUCK! Here comes the Reform Alliance Party. Sure if it looks like a party, walks like a party, talks like a party, then surely to God it must be a darn party, yes?

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No, absolutely not, under no circumstances . . . or, well, not yet anyway. The politicians currently known as the Reform Alliance may be a disparate bunch, but the two senators and four TDs were all united in their protestations yesterday that collectively, they're simply what Denis Naughten insisted is "a grouping of like-minded Independents".

The six – deputies Lucinda Creighton, Billy Timmins, Denis Naughten and Terence Flanagan, and senators Paul Bradford and Fidelma Healy-Eames – were crammed into the smallest meeting-room in Buswell's Hotel for the launch of the, um, alliance's policy document on political reform.

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