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Independent Ireland to hold public meeting in Portlaoise next week

New political party, Independent Ireland, have announced that they will hold a public meeting in Laois next week.

The event, which will be held in the Portlaoise Parish Centre on Thursday, July 11 at 7pm, will provide an opportunity for citizens to learn about the party’s mission and vision, the party says.

The party’s search is also on for a candidate in the upcoming General Election which has to be held within the next nine months.

General Secretary of Independent Ireland, Richard O’Donoghue TD, will be addressing the meeting.

“Independent Ireland is committed to delivering practical solutions that make sense for everyday people,” Deputy O’Donoghue said.

“Our focus is on addressing the real issues that matter to Irish citizens, without the usual political rhetoric.”

Independent Ireland was established as recently as November of last year by Deputy O’Donoghue from Limerick and Michael Collins TD from Cork South West.

In February of this year, Roscommon/Galway TD Michael Fitzmaurice joined the party, who made his presence felt on the  campaign trail here in Laois, supporting Local Election candidate for the party, Patsy Fennell.

Mr Fennell was on the ticket for Independent Ireland in the Graiguecullen-Portarlington Municipal District, while Colette Byrne ran for the party in Portlaoise.

While neither candidate was elected in Laois, the party did secure 23 County Council seats across the country, as well as gaining an MEP, Ciaran Mullooly in our own Midlands-North-West constituency.

“This growth reflects a rising support base that resonates with the party’s straightforward, no-nonsense approach to governance,” the party said.

“Independent Ireland is a political party founded on principles of common sense and practical solutions.

“With a focus on transparent governance and accountability, the party seeks to address the needs of all Irish citizens effectively.

“Independent Ireland stands as a clear alternative to traditional political approaches, striving to lead Ireland forward with sensible and actionable policies.

“Join us on July 11 to be a part of the movement towards common sense governance. Forward together.”

The meeting will provide a platform for open dialogue, allowing the public to ask questions and express their concerns directly to party representatives.

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