Former union boss Brendan Ogle to launch political party
Ex-chief of ESB unions concerned about the political direction country is taking
Brendan Ogle: “There is no party to represent a broad, progressive, human rights base.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times
Mr Ogle made his announcement on The Sunday Show on TV3.
He was unable to say if there were any “high profile” people within the group involved in the formation of the party.
He said the party would have a mission statement.
Mr Ogle said he was a “concerned citizen” who was worried about the political direction the country was taking.
“There is no party to represent a broad, progressive, human rights base,” he added. “We have 300 people involved in total; it is a small but growing groups.”