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    Default Independent Alliance Launched Today

    Not a party. Whip will only be imposed in confidence motions.

    The Independent Alliance is to field up to 20 candidates in the upcoming general election.
    The group - headed by Independent TD Shane Ross and Michael Fitzmaurice - introduced a number of its newest members at a press conference today.
    Journalist Carol Hunt and former Lord Mayor of Drogheda Kevin Callan will stand for the alliance.
    Senator Feargal Quinn will be chairman of the grouping and Senator Gerard Craughwell is also supporting the movement.
    http://www.irishtimes.com/news/polit...tion-1.2266687
    Thomas Jefferson : Banking Establishments are More Dangerous to our Liberties than Standing Armies.

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    Default Re: Independent Alliance Launched Today

    Quote Originally Posted by ang View Post
    Not a party. Whip will only be imposed in confidence motions.



    http://www.irishtimes.com/news/polit...tion-1.2266687

    Awfully hard to know what to make of the group, will it have its own particular speaking rights?

    Not too impressed with... below

    Senator Feargal Quinn will be chairman of the grouping and Senator Gerard Craughwell is also supporting the movement.
    More of the same old establishment fogeys, but if it divides and conquers the FF/FG/Lab vote then it'll serve some purpose. Wouldn't trust them for a second to do the right thing if they were propping up FF or FG.

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    Default Re: Independent Alliance Launched Today

    Happily coincides with the RTE piece just starting
    Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich, by promising to protect each from the other. ~Oscar Ameringer

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    Default Re: Independent Alliance Launched Today

    Another right wing party.
    “ We cannot withdraw our cards from the game. Were we as silent and mute as stones, our very passivity would be an act. ”
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