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Ireland has no appetite for a repackaged Fine Gael party – Boylan

13 March, 2015 - by Lynn Boylan MEP


Speaking after the launch of Ireland’s newest political party Renua Ireland, Sinn Féin MEP Lynn Boylan has said that the Ireland has no appetite for a repackaged Fine Gael Party.

Ms Boylan said while she welcomes the new party onto the political playing field, she believes that there is little space for another conservative party on the right of Ireland’s political divide.

She said: 

“The mark of a healthy political environment is a diverse pluralistic arena where all opinions and beliefs can be aired, not simply two overwhelming, and at this point, identical narratives.”

“While I welcome Lucinda’s new party onto the political playing field I believe that there is little space for another conservative party on the right of Ireland’s political divide.”

“We have had enough of the two main conservative parties who have dominated Irish politics since the foundation of the state.”

“Ireland simply has no appetite for a repackaged Fine Gael Party.  People are crying out for alternative politics, not more of the same.”

“Sinn Féin offers a clear alternative to the austerity of Fine Gael, Labour and Fianna Fáil.  We will seek a mandate for a fair recovery that involves investment in public services, protecting the most vulnerable and making sure that those who have most pay their fair share.”

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