While the Reform Alliance is widely perceived to be preparing to establish itself as a party, group member Lucinda Creighton insisted the conference was not a step on the way to forming a fully-fledged political party.

The Reform Alliance group of Fine Gael dissidents has moved to widen its base and test its public appeal by calling its first political conference lat(...)

Lucinda Creighton: “There is no party and there has been no discussion about setting one up.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Reform Alliance, comprised of breakaway Fine Gael TDs and Senators, has registered with the Standards in Public Office Commission as a “third part(...)