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#Independent TDs

# independent-tds - Thursday 13 February, 2020

New group of rural independent TDs 'willing to engage with all parties' to help form government
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

New group of rural independent TDs 'willing to engage with all parties' to help form government

Feb 13th 2020, 10:40 AM 31,875 Views 34 Comments

The Rural Independent Group comprises Mattie McGrath, Michael Collins, Carol Nolan, Michael Healy-Rae and Danny Healy-Rae.

# independent-tds - Friday 9 August, 2019

Amid talk of a snap general election last year, some Independent TDs were spending thousands on polling
# Voter Polling
# Voter Polling

Amid talk of a snap general election last year, some Independent TDs were spending thousands on polling

Aug 9th 2019, 6:00 AM 18,247 Views 13 Comments

Throughout 2018, speculation was rife that a snap general election could be on the cards.

# independent-tds - Tuesday 3 May, 2016

We *might* get a government this week, but independent TDs still aren't sure
# End Game
# End Game

We *might* get a government this week, but independent TDs still aren't sure

May 3rd 2016, 8:29 AM 12,897 Views 77 Comments

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil TDs and senators will meet today to see if they will endorse a deal reached last week.

# independent-tds - Sunday 12 October, 2014

"Populist almost without exception," - Pat Rabbitte isn't a fan of independent TDs
# Independents Day
# Independents Day

"Populist almost without exception," - Pat Rabbitte isn't a fan of independent TDs

Oct 12th 2014, 3:20 PM 12,032 Views 104 Comments

The former Communications Minister was pulling no punches this morning.

# independent-tds - Thursday 12 December, 2013

'It ain't so': Stephen Donnelly dismisses suggestion that he will join Fianna Fáil
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

'It ain't so': Stephen Donnelly dismisses suggestion that he will join Fianna Fáil

Dec 12th 2013, 6:31 PM 13,717 Views 105 Comments

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore made the accusation today during Leaders’ Questions in response to a question on budget cuts.

# independent-tds - Thursday 8 August, 2013

Support for Fine Gael holding up in latest Red C poll, slight drop for Labour
# Opinion Poll
# Opinion Poll

Support for Fine Gael holding up in latest Red C poll, slight drop for Labour

Aug 8th 2013, 4:26 PM 7,301 Views 124 Comments

It appears the passing of the Protection of Life Bill hasn’t damaged support for Enda Kenny’s party: they’re up one point in the latest political opinion poll, while Labour is down by the same margin.

# independent-tds - Friday 17 February, 2012

Controversial allowance for independent TDs will be reviewed
# Leaders' Allowance
# Leaders' Allowance

Controversial allowance for independent TDs will be reviewed

Feb 17th 2012, 5:56 PM 3,059 Views 18 Comments

Minister for Public Expenditure Brendan Howlin has pledged to examine the leaders’ allowance, which is also given to independent senators.

# independent-tds - Wednesday 1 February, 2012

Independent TDs seek to force referendum on EU fiscal compact
# Referendum
# Referendum

Independent TDs seek to force referendum on EU fiscal compact

Feb 1st 2012, 3:31 PM 2,289 Views 60 Comments

The Dáil Technical Group hopes the President can help force a referendum on the EU treaty if the government is advised against holding one.

# independent-tds - Friday 13 January, 2012

Independent TD defends €42,000 'party leader' payments
# Oireachtas
# Oireachtas

Independent TD defends €42,000 'party leader' payments

Jan 13th 2012, 3:59 PM 3,340 Views 26 Comments

Finian McGrath says he spends his €42,000 payment on extra staff wages and “research and development”.

# independent-tds - Wednesday 30 November, 2011

Column: How to get things done in the Dáil – 8 tips for independent TDs
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: How to get things done in the Dáil – 8 tips for independent TDs

Nov 30th 2011, 7:30 AM 87 Views 10 Comments

Most independent TDs just fade from view after a term or two. They should follow these examples from Tony Gregory, writes his biographer Robbie Gilligan.