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Wednesday, April 29, 2009 

The Revolution not far off? Libertas looks to the Oireachtas

Says the Irish Times (via peoplekorps)[1]:
Meanwhile, Libertas has been formally registered as a political party in Ireland, following the passage without challenge of a 21-day period for an appeal to its inclusion on the Register of Political Parties.

Libertas’s headquarters is given as Mr Ganley’s Tuam, Co Galway, home, Moyne Park, and it can contest Dáil, European and local elections, though the focus now is on the European contest, said Libertas official John McGuirk.

“We intend to be an Irish political party and play a role in Irish political life, if we are successful. But at this stage we want to contest the Europeans. We don’t want to spread ourselves too thin,” he told The Irish Times .

It's looking good for that McGuirk/Waghorne dream ticket that FIFieFoeFum always longed for. Maybe they can even - dare we hope? - bring Libertas-supporter Michael McDowell back out of sulking retirement from politics.

Rightwing Sunday Times columnists rejoice!.

[1] And we'd like to hear more on this "21-day period for an appeal" business. What grounds are admissible? What official notice has to be published that an application has been received, so that an appeal can be made?

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