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Would Shane Ross do a deal with Sinn Féin?

The outspoken TD talked about his ‘independent alliance’ in an interview with this week.

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SHANE ROSS HAS said that around 85 independent councillors are “absolutely gagging” to get involved in his nascent political movement which he insists is not a party and does not have a name.

Describing it as an ‘independent alliance’, the Dublin South TD told that he has been talking to “nine or ten” people in the Dáil as well as “a massive number of independent councillors”.

Among the TDs he named as being interested in getting involved are Finian McGrath, Noel Grealish, Stephen Donnelly, John Halligan and Michael Fitzmaurice and he plans to talk with more deputies this week.

He denied he was the leader of such a movement, saying he was just the one “making the most noise”. Ross admitted it does not have policies but will have principles including “handing power back to the people” and “ending patronage”.

We asked Ross if he trusted Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin and whether he could do a deal with them after the next election:

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Read: ‘The Taoiseach is just playing games and trying to frighten the bunnies’

Read: Shane Ross is the current favourite to lead a new political party

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