Deputy Finian McGrath has strongly attacked politicians and others for their attacks on democracy in our State. “Those that are calling for a reduction in T.D.’s want to create a democracy that only includes the big political parties and the wealthy in Society.” Said the Northside Independent T.D.
“They want to remove the dissenting voices and hinder more young people coming up through the Independent political ranks” said McGrath.
The political establishment got a shock in the recent local elections with the huge increase in the election of Independent Councillors throughout the country. Recent attacks on independents are all part of the political agenda. “It might be popular to bash or cut T.D.’s but it is a dangerous road to go if we are serious about our democratic values” added Finian.