Newton Emerson: Former Sinn Féin TD Peadar Tóibín seems to be finding a niche

An implausible bolt from the blue, former Sinn Féin TD seems to be finding own niche

Peadar Tóibín has said that while his new party will be ‘100% pro-life’, it is discussing free votes on a range of abortion issues. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Peadar Tóibín has said that while his new party will be ‘100% pro-life’, it is discussing free votes on a range of abortion issues. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Peadar Tóibín’s as-yet unnamed political party is suddenly filling a gap that should belong to the SDLP-Fianna Fáil merger.

It is fair to say this development is unexpected.

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