New lobby group aims to unseat politicians ‘toxic to rural Ireland’: Irish Examiner, 28 October 2015

Protect Rural Ireland has said it will not put candidates before the electorate, but instead will campaign against elected representatives who have supported the construction of wind turbines.

A new alliance of community groups is to mount a pre-election campaign to unseat what it calls “toxic” politicians.

Protect Rural Ireland has said it will not put candidates before the electorate, but instead will campaign against elected representatives who have supported the construction of wind turbines.

The group said it wanted to protect the country’s tourism, agriculture and equine industries.

Chairperson Henry Fingleton said: “We have identified politicians and we intend to unseat them. There are several politicians we identify as being toxic to rural Ireland.

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