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Deputy Fitzmaurice to start new party
Newly elected TD for Roscommon/South Leitrim Michael Fitzmaurice is reported to be considering forming a new political party.
The rise in support for independent candidates is understood to be the rationale behind the new party.
When formed, the new group hope to put forward 25 candidates in the next general election.
Deputy Fitzmaurice has said the party could pose a threat to the larger parties and he is open to discussions with TD’s and Senators.