PEADAR TÓIBÍN ON POLITICS, THE ART OF THE POSSIBLE!

21 December 2018 No Comments by The Northern Standard

By Veronica Corr

Peadar Tóibín, TD, stopped off in the Hillgrove Hotel on Wednesday night last as a part of his nationwide tour, the purpose of which is to start a new political party which has no official name yet, but the working title ‘People’s Movement.’ In response to a question from this reporter, Deputy Tóibín stated that they would have a name by Christmas/New Year, which would be Irish but easy for everyone to pronounce.

He is passionate about the Irish language and its promotion. His presentation was totally offthe- cuff and he only paused to change the slides on his laptop, so that he didn’t lose his train of thought. His ‘People’s Movement’, at the time of the meeting, already had eight elected representatives on board. James Cunningham, a former Sinn Féin councillor acted as MC on the evening and he pledged his support to Deputy Tóibín, commenting that he was 100% behind him.

There was a sizeable turnout to see what the former Sinn Féin member had to say — He left the party because he believed that his pro-life views were not in keeping with the party’s pro-choice stance: “What political…

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