Some smaller realignment(s) in Irish politics… May 27, 2016Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.
…well, that’s overstating it, but the indications of at least three Technical Groups in the Dáil are suggestive. There’s the six TDs who will form one with Independents4Change at its heart:
Independents4Change, made up of Clare Daly, Mick Wallace, Tommy Broughan and Joan Collins, will align with Donegal TD Thomas Pringle and Galway West TD Catherine Connolly.
Then there’s the Social Democrats and Green Party’s collective five TDs who will form another.
And then there’s the ‘rural grouping’. That’s the following:
The rural grouping will be made up of Clare TD Michael Harty, Tipperary TD Mattie McGrath, Kerry TDs Michael Healy-Rae and Danny Healy-Rae, Cork South-West TD Michael Collins and Galway West TD Noel Grealish.
It all makes sense – those cohering in these loose groups have some commonality politically and so on even if the groups themselves are technical, but I can’t help but wonder if there’s a situation where the myriad competing voices in this Dáil are going to mean determining a clear message is drowned out. Perhaps it won’t be a problem. And what of Séamus Healy? Anyone know?