Efforts in Co Tipperary to form political party with focus on rural Ireland

Efforts are underway in Co Tipperary to form a political party with the focus on rural Ireland.
Involved in the process is Andrew O’Halloran who played a significant role in campaigning for the reinstatement of the Rural Practise Allowance in Bansha upon the retirement of the local GP.
Speaking to Tipp Mid West, Andrew pointed out that as the various political entities are negotiating with each other on forming a new government, rural Ireland, he said, is being used as a bargaining tool, yet rural policy has been ignored to date.

The idea is also being backed by Co Clare GP Dr Michael Harty who successfully ran in the general election under the ‘No Doctor No Village’ campaign.
A public meeting on setting up the new grouping will take place at Templeneiry Church in Bansha on April 22nd.