Lucinda Creighton writes to TV stations asking to be included in another leaders' debate

The Renua leader says a 'grand coalition' of Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil would lead to a 'crony bonanza'

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Lucinda Creighton. Image: RollingNews.ie

The Renua leader has written to Ireland's three TV stations asking to be included in another leaders' debate.

Lucinda Creighton says it is unfair that so many voters will not be represented at the final RTÉ debate tomorrow evening.

Only the leaders of Fine Gael, Labour, Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin have been invited to tomorrow night's debate.

Lucinda Creighton says that means 800,000 voters will not be represented.

She suggests TV3 or UTV Ireland should "seize the opportunity to give a voice to the independents and smaller parties" if RTÉ does not include them in the debate:

Ms Creighton, who is running for re-election in Dublin Bay South, has also promised to be a watchdog in government - and says a 'grand coalition' of Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil would lead to a 'crony bonanza'.

She has admitted Friday's election is 'make or break' for her young party - but is still targeting a total of 10 seats.

This morning she launched a new ad campaign promoting Renua as a watchdog in government.

Ms Creighton says voters should be scared of Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil working together without anyone else:

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