« BackCork deputy hoping Healy Raes will join rural TD alliance

Dail ChamberA newly elected Independent TD is hoping he and others including the Healy-Raes can come together to fight for rural Ireland.

Cork South West TD Michael Collins says he wants issues affecting rural Ireland including infrastructure and broadband to be tackled.

The TD from Schull says a Senior Minister needs to be given a portfolio on rural affairs.

Michael Collins isn’t interested in being in a political party but says a group of nine new TDs along the west coast could provide a strong voice for rural Ireland: