Speaking of Senators… May 2, 2016Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.
But Mr Craughwell quit the alliance after it became apparent in his view that his involvement in the talks wasn’t being sought.
He had been particularly keen to ensure the issue of Seanad reform was on the agenda with Fine Gael negotiators.
Mr Craughwell confirmed his departure from the group when contacted by Independent.ie today.
A day or two passes and… in the course of discussing the latest circuitous stuff as regards government formation – now the IA and other independents involved in government formation are saying they won’t be ‘railroaded’ into participation… and…
Independent TD Denis Naughten insisted that there “could have been a Government six weeks ago if Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil hadn’t set down redlines.”
Naughten, Michael Harty, Mattie McGrath and Noel Grealish were joined by Senators Gerard Craughwell and Victor Boyhan as they met with Fine Gael late yesterday evening.
The IA’s loss is the rural Independents gain, clearly.