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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.