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05th Mar 2017

The Anti-Austerity Alliance is getting a new name

Carl Kinsella

According to reports, Ireland’s Anti-Austerity Alliance is set to rebrand itself.

The Sunday Business Post has reported that the Irish left-wing political group, which makes up half of the Anti-Austerity Alliance—People Before Profit party, is changing its name to “Solidarity” in a move it hopes will increase its appeal among voters.

There are currently three AAA TDs; Paul Murphy, Ruth Coppinger and Mick Barry. Along with PBP’s Gino Kenny, Richard Boyd-Barrett and Bríd Smith, the party has six seats in Dáil Éireann.

AAA will hope that the decision to change its name will improve its standing among the electorate ahead of any possible upcoming election.

There have been reports that rifts between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil over the Maurice McCabe scandal, Enda Kenny’s future and water charges could be enough to spark a general election in the coming months.

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