Saturday 24 February 2018

Traditional parties have led Ireland to the abyss - a new party can help rescue it

The Irish political system is broken - and those in the establishment are unable or unwilling to fix it.

Des O Malley at the launch of his memoir
Des O Malley at the launch of his memoir "Conduct Unbecoming" at The Mansion House Dublin - the PD founder said he couldn’t have started a new party under today’s funding rules.

Stephen Donnelly

Half the country now believes there's a need for a new political party or parties. The opportunity - which has been the main topic of discussion to date - is firmly established. For something worthwhile to happen, we need to shift the focus to the need for such a party.

When the pundits ponder the possibility of new political parties, they tend to ask the following questions: Is there the opportunity for it? Is there the political 'space' for it? Who would lead it? Most people don't really care.

I tend to agree.

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