Saturday 10 December 2016

Smaller parties wake up sleepy campaign

Published 17/02/2016 | 02:30

It took the three 'upstarts', Stephen Donnelly (pictured), Richard Boyd Barrett and Lucinda Creighton, to shake things up. Picture: Oisin McHugh FusionShooters.
It took the three 'upstarts', Stephen Donnelly (pictured), Richard Boyd Barrett and Lucinda Creighton, to shake things up. Picture: Oisin McHugh FusionShooters.

They say that it is important to demonstrate the truth - mere talking doesn't quite do it.

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And therein lies the difficulty for the established parties. They have done an awful lot of talking of late, and the din is having a stupefying impact on the public. It took the three "upstarts", Stephen Donnelly, Richard Boyd Barrett and Lucinda Creighton, to shake things up.

With time ticking away, the post-debate political landscape seems - for the moment - in the hands of the three smaller political parties; with the established ones desperately struggling for a game-changing moment.

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