The new 100% Redress Party will contest in the local elections after gaining official approval from the Electoral Commission.
Candidates are now being sought for the party that is spearheaded by founders in Donegal.
Chairman of the Redress Party, Tomas Devine, appealed for candidates to come forward for the June 2024 council elections.
“We are delighted that our application has been accepted by the Electoral Commission,” Devine said on Sunday.
“For too long many of our local politicians have failed to address the issues that matter most to the people, not least the defective concrete blocks crisis.”
The Party plans to hold a series of roadshows over the coming months to bring their message to the people.
Joy Beard, one of the founding members, said: “Our aims are very simple. We want the people to be better represented in council chambers up and down the country. For too long, local politics has been a closed shop. It’s time for everyone to stand up and be counted. Please help and support the 100% Redress Party so we can help you.”
Public Relations Officer, Ali Farren, stressed that the Party was not a single-issue party and noted that policies have been developed in other areas including housing, health and tourism.
“We are not going to be a single-issue party. Our name includes the word ‘redress’ as we wanted to convey the message that we intend to put right problems in many areas, as well as address the humanitarian emergency caused by the defective concrete blocks crisis. Reflecting the priorities of the people, we have developed policies covering housing, health and tourism. We also believe it’s important that our young people are given a voice. Too many feel they are being ignored and are leaving the country in the hope of enjoying a better quality of life overseas. We also want to restore transparency and openness to local politics. We will now be seeking a mandate from the people to speak on their behalf in the council chamber,” said Mr Farren.