Buswell’s Hotel, Dublin 2.
Paul Murphy, who left the Socialist Party last week, at a Press Conference to launch his new political grouping, called RISE.
Via The Irish Examiner:
It stands for ‘radical, internationalist, socialist and environmentalist’, and was formed after a split in the Socialist Party.
Mr Murphy is the group’s only elected official and says he will stay within the Solidarity – People Before Profit banner in the Dáil.
Deputy Murphy acknowledges some people will see it as the left fracturing again.
He said: “I will understand people thinking that, to people who are a distance from the left, these debates may seem a bit obscure, I understand that.”
Above from left: Dave Murphy; Jessy Ni Cheallaigh, Paul Murphy, Kay Keane and Nicole McCarthy
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