Third Labour departure in a week as councillor leaves party

Third Labour departure in a week as councillor leaves party

Another councillor has left Labour, claiming the party has "lost its way".

Cian O'Callaghan, a former mayor of Fingal, said the party is implementing "unfair and unjust policies".

The now-Independent Councillor has accused the party of deserting their politics.

"Over the last period especially of the Labour Party being in government, I feel it's not pursuing broad, centre-left policies," he said.

"In my view, it's the only centre-left policy party in the world that is making cuts in areas like health and education, while at the same time not increasing taxation on high earners over €100,000."

He is the third elected member of Labour to have resigned from the party this week.

O'Callaghan also said there is an appetite for a new centre-left party.

"They're not getting that from the Irish Labour party at all, and I think there's a vacuum that needs to be filled.

"I'm hoping to work with others over the coming period to ensure that we can offer people a choice at the next elections."

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