Tuesday 6 December 2016

Deirdre Conroy: Not so much more choice, but more confusion for voters in a crowded race

Published 05/02/2016 | 02:30

Mary Mitchell O’Connor of Fine Gael hanging election posters in
Dun Laoghaire. Photo: Justin Farrelly
Mary Mitchell O’Connor of Fine Gael hanging election posters in Dun Laoghaire. Photo: Justin Farrelly

A radio vox pop this week found that most working class people had no interest in the upcoming election or politics, they have enough 'to worry about'.

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Ironically, it is the protection of those on social welfare and the prevention of even greater financial burden that has spawned new parties and thrown up Independents in response to the traditional trio.

The latest poll suggests that one in four TDs could be an independent.

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