Workers party are the farthest to the laft followed by the Socialist party then Sinn Fein while Labour are just left of centre. Fianna Fail claim to central but are really to the right more so than Fine Gael who were traditionally the right of centre.
PDs were right and libertas would be far right.
The PDs and Libertas leaned further to the right than a man who'd just had his right leg chopped off.
In theory that's true - but the PDs never really had much of an interest in social reform...McDowell never struck me as one particularly enamoured with gay rights or abortion .It's never that simple. I can't think of any way in which Libertas cold be described as left wing, but the PDs were more complex.
Economically PDs were neo-liberals, very much to the right, advocating small govt, minimal regulation,and a laissez faire approach.
But as far as issues like gay rights, abortion, and separation of church and state, are concerned they would have more in common with Labour and the Socialist Party, than with FF and FG.
1. Have breakfast in any Sushi bar. You're dining with Lefties.(1) What is the difference between Left Wing, Right Wing and centre politics? What parties are left wing and why? (2) How did they get these titles? (3) Can somebody suggest a good source for learning the basics of Irish politics?