Independent TD calls for establishment of rural party

Roscommon-Galway TD Michael Fitzmaurice believes there’s a need for a rural party in Ireland.

According to the Irish Daily Mail, Government backbenchers are concerned the Green Party agenda will drive their voters to support a new planned rural party.

They’re worried the Greens are having too much influence in the Coalition, which could damage their chances in the next election.

Deputy Michael Fitzmaurice says many voters need a party to represent rural Ireland: