John Lyons was a real possibility of getting a seat in Dublin Bay North. In fairness JL was one of the better ones in PBP though the hardcore Trots will deny it, he was much less a hardcore Trot than say TDs Brid Smith or Gino Kelly (I'd put Richard Boy Barret as a less hardcore Trot too BTW). A great supporter of the anti water charges movement, Palestine, Save Moore St etc he stated "The difficulties I’ve had with the leadership of PBP over the future direction of the party in the Dublin Bay North area over the past six months could ultimately not be resolved,”.
And he would be launching a “new left-wing political initiative” in the north Dublin constituency, along with other local activists, in the near future. So will he tie in with Independents4Change or what ? Quite a blow for a small party like PBP regardless.
Dublin councillor resigns from People Before Profit
Dublin Bay North results 2016, JL was in with a chance until the last count.
Dublin Bay North (Dáil constituency) - Wikipedia