Editorial: Landscape shifts for politicians
The political landscape is continuing to shift and reshape itself beneath our feet. Stephen Donnelly is within weeks of launching a new party along with former Labour junior minister Roisin Shortall and Kildare North TD Catherine Murphy.
The grouping is making its move to avoid the stuttering and uninspiring start of Renua, the party that Lucinda Creighton was criticised for launching without any policies.
In turn, her hand had been forced by Shane Ross, who has been lining up his own alliance of independents since the turn of the year.