Des O'Malley, former senior minister in Fianna Fáil governments under Jack Lynch and Charles Haughey, launches new political party, the Progressive Democrats.

Addressing a press conference about the new political party, Des O'Malley describes where he is likely to get support for this new party.

To achieve progress in any field, risks must be taken... I am asking ordinary Irish men and women, who share my approach to politics, and my aspiration to renew our society in a genuinely republican mode to join with me in the Progressive Democrats and to lend their hand to that task.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 21 December 1985.