John Leahy, former leader of Renua
“The background is that I was a manager over a team that prepared 3 years to for an election and we got nobody elected.
“Do I spend another two or three years at? I haven’t made an impression in three years. Maybe the message I have is not the change that people want,” Mr Leahy said.
He informed a meeting of the party’s executive last night that he intends to return to the independent ranks of Offaly County Council. He has already struck a deal to support Fianna Fáil in his local authority and will be Leas Cathaoirleach for the next 12 months.
‘I haven’t made an impression in three years’ – John Leahy stepping down as Renua leader (Independent.ie, Kevin Doyle)
‘Here’s How’ podcast
Host William Campbell (top right) meets John Leahy (top left), leader of Rénua, about making pre-crime an offence in Ireland.
Rénua’s new policies, including a proposal to give the gardaí the power to imprison people where they suspect that they are about to commit a crime.
Their leader John leahy is vague on the details, but sure there will be no problem with the constitution..
Listen in full here.
Harold’s Cross, Dublin 6.
Outside hunting enthusiast Lucinda Creighton’s ‘office type place’,
Release the hounds.
Richard Boyd Barrett creeping an eye on early morning commuters in Dun Laoghaire.
From top: Renua candidate Mailo Power with party leader Lucinda Creighton; William Campbell
Waterford Renua candidate and hotel owner Mailo Power talks to William Campbell of the Here’s How [current affairs] podcast on her party’s controversial flat tax plan.
Mailo Power defends her party’s plans for taxation. People on six-figure salaries will get huge tax cuts, someone on €200k get an extra €45k in their pocket. People lower down the scale? They get an incentive to work harder…
Renua leader Lucinda Creighton launching the party’s manifesto with party members this morning at Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin
Meanwhile, last night…
Read Renua’s party manifesto ‘Rewarding Work Rebuilding Trust’ here
By Punny Dreadful
Thanks Spaghetti Hoop
Former Fine Gael Councillor Keith Redmond and Renua leader Lucinda Creighton at Leinster House this morning
Via Hibernia Forum:
The Councillor for Fine Gael in Fingal Country Council, Keith Redmond is to leave the Government party to join Renua.
Redmond is also a founder and director the liberal economic think-tank, Hibernia Forum, is fed up by the ‘nanny state tendencies’ of an increasingly centrist and ‘big State’ Fine Gael party, as well as the governing party’s lack of support for small business culture and prudent public spending.
Renua’s announcement of a Flat Tax system as a central part of its economic policy finally triggered the move away from Fine Gael is also a aim and ambition of the Hibernia Forum.
Fine Gael councillor, and Hibernia Forum founder, Keith Redmond, to leave FG for new political party, Renua (Hibernia Forum)
Further to Renua leader Lucinda Creighton’s comments this morning…
“Renua Ireland says work must pay, except if you work for Lucinda Creighton.”
From Ms Creighton’s website, posted last Thursday, October 1:
“Are you a bright, motivated and energetic self-starter with an interest in politics and public affairs? I am seeking an intern to work in my office in Leinster House, contributing to parliamentary, constituency and political projects and assisting in the day-to-day running of my office… The position is unpaid and will last for an initial duration of three months, starting immediately.”
Join our team! (Lucinda Creighton)
Previously: ‘There Will Be Incentives For People To Actually Take Pay Rises’
Mark Stedman (Rollingnews.ie)