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’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.