A Kildare councillor is to join the newly-formed Independent Alliance, and will contest the next General Election in Kildare South.
Willie Crowley is a sitting Independent Counicllor in the Kildare/Newbridge Municipal District.
He revealed, exclusively, on Kfm's Kildare Today programme with Shane Beatty this morning, that he has joined I.A, which was launched on Monday.
It is understood that Cllr. Crowley's election campaign will be formally launched next week.
Independent Senator Feargal Quinn has agreed to become the Parliamentary Chairman of Independents Alliance, which won't apply a whip to members except under votes of confidence.