The Independent Alliance is chaired by Senator Feargal Quinn. It was founded in January 2015 by five Independent TDs Michael Fitzmaurice, Tom Fleming, John Halligan, Finian McGrath and Shane Ross. Soon after, Independent Senator Gerard Craughwell joined. Since then, over twenty Independent councillors have committed to the Alliance.
The Alliance is a group of like-minded — radical but responsible,– public representatives determined to change Irish politics fundamentally. It has, so far, recruited twenty one candidates for the forthcoming general election. Many of them are already independent councillors with proven track records.