Leaving The Alliance


Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran, the Minister of State with responsibility for the Office of Public Works (OPW) at The Last Jedi premiere (December 2017) in Dublin

This afternoon.

Via The Irish Examiner:

The Longford-Westmeath TD said he will be standing in the next election as a stand-alone independent, as opposed to the umbrella of the alliance.

Mr Moran said if he is re-elected he may join a new political grouping in the new Dáil.

Mr Moran was a founding member of the Independent Alliance, spearheaded by Mr Ross and Finian McGrath, but it has been dogged by internal squabbling.

Poor relations within the group led to the departure of Sean Canney, the junior minister, from its ranks in 2018 over the sharing of a ministerial role with Mr Moran.

It currently has four Ministers: Mr Ross, Mr Moran, Minister of State for Disability Issues Finian McGrath and Minister of State for Skills John Halligan

Boxer Moran leaves Independent Alliance (Irish Examiner)



6 thoughts on “Leaving The Alliance

  1. John F

    If memory serves weren’t the alliance The good guys in Star Wars, surely this article would be better served by different headline, like I don’t know.

    “Leaving the Empire”

    or you could go a different wizard of Oz route

    “scarecrow leaves to find his heart”

    Just planting seeds here!

  2. Zaccone

    Rats, sinking ship, etc.

    All of the INDs will be desperately trying to distance themselves from the government during the election period I’d say. “no of course we won’t go back into government with FG, a vote for us is a vote for an independent TD not a FG government” they’ll plead.

  3. Dr.Fart

    that backdrop is printed on extremely cheap corriboard, which has just as much substance the independent alliance.

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