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Poll: Does Ireland need a new political party?

Declan Ganley said that he is considering setting up a new political party – but is there a need for one?

DOES IRELAND NEED another new political party?

With Labour faring badly in last week’s Meath East by-election, where it secured 4.5 per cent of first preference votes compared to the 21 per cent it received there two years ago, the party is said to be reflecting on how it can recoup its losses after the slump.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny, meanwhile, has dismissed a total overhaul of the Coalition deal, the Irish Independent says.

Today, businessman and Libertas founder Declan Ganley tells TheJournal.ie that he is considering setting up a new political party, as he believes there is an “obvious” need for one.

While some may agree, others could argue recent parties such as the Progressive Democrats have enjoyed limited success but ultimately failed – and that we should instead have the existing parties strengthen their focus on responding to what citizens want for Ireland.

Does Ireland need a new political party?


Poll Results:

No (3104)
Yes (2867)
I'm not sure (856)



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