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.
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.