Baby scandals should inspire us to show compassion for this generation of children
It's hard to know what's really going on with the much heralded "new party". At this stage, it is like the dance of the seven veils. Certainly, there is a gap in the market given the mood for change and support for Independents in the recent local and European elections. But if the reformers are going to bite the bullet, they had better get on with it.
The Reform Alliance and other like-minded Independents have the numbers to justify a party. But without a coherent ideology, it would be a venture based purely on convenience and electoral opportunism.
Former FG Minister of State Lucinda Creighton appears to be the natural leader of this putative party but there are persistent rumours that Michael McDowell is under the bonnet in drafting mode.