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# Independent TDs

This year
Cabinet agrees counter measures to Sinn Féin's eviction ban motion
It’s in response to a Sinn Féin motion to extend the eviction ban that will be debated in the Dáil later today and voted on tomorrow.
Denis Naughten says he is leaving politics to try his hand at 'something different'
The TD said that he doesn’t have a new gig lined up.
All time
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.
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.
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.
"Populist almost without exception," - Pat Rabbitte isn't a fan of independent TDs
The former Communications Minister was pulling no punches this morning.
'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.
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.
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 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 TD defends €42,000 'party leader' payments
Finian McGrath says he spends his €42,000 payment on extra staff wages and “research and development”.
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.