Last Refuge


The geographic spread of the Social Democrats, which was co-founded by Catherine Murphy, is even more Dublin-centric than Labour’s. Solidarity/People Before Profit TDs, such as Richard Boyd Barrett (below), are all lively and effective political operators.

Catherine Murphy

As they considered who to vote for to lead our government in February, the electorate faced the choice of TweedleFF or TweedleFG. Perennial predictions of a wipe-out of Independents were unfulfilled and, while there are none in government, they remain poised to strike a deal should a sudden election arise. As the two centre-right parties... Read more »

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