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'People like to see their TDs having good manners and some of them have crossed the line'

Independent TD Finian McGrath explains why support for independent and smaller parties has fallen.

FINIAN MCGRATH BELIEVES that support for independents and smaller parties has fallen sharply because some elements “have not behaved in such a way that’s proper for democratic politics”.

The Dublin North-Central TD was speaking during the course of a wide-ranging interview with TheJournal.ie today when he insisted that core support for independents remains strong despite a nine percentage point drop in one weekend poll.

The Independent TD said that some support had drifted primarily to Sinn Féin and then other parties. But McGrath also explained why some deputies have “crossed the line”:

Source: Hugh O'Connell/YouTube

McGrath later took to Twitter to clarify his remarks:

Originally published: 11.57am

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