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Category Archives: GE11
The by now weekly calls from various people that the talk about the leadership race is a distraction remind me of a driver in their car bemoaning all the traffic around them. It’s those very calls that keep the talk going … Continue reading
The slogan in use by the ASTI is “Equal pay for equal work.” Yet we all know that teachers teach a variety of class sizes, of students with different abilities and challenges, in a variety of scholastic and social environments, … Continue reading
Recent opinion polls in the Irish Times and elsewhere have highlighted a curious mismatch in the public discourse on the 8th amendment. The majority of people (55% according to the Irish times) seem to be of the view that sometimes, … Continue reading
Dear Michael, I had supplied my email address to Democracy Matters in order to be kept informed on matters pertinent to its ongoing campaign to retain and reform Seanad Éireann. I did not sign up to participate in or endorse … Continue reading
Were Fine Gael to make a decision on participation in government with FF – a process in which FF members would have a direct involvement, while we’ll have none - it will stuck in the craw of our members for far … Continue reading
Below is my personal predictions for Dublin Bay North. 2011 Votes for DNC and DNE collected together 2011 Candidate Votes FG Terence Flanagan 12332 15.30% Lab Tommy P Broughan 10006 12.41% FG Richard Bruton 9685 12.01% Lab Aodhan O Riordain … Continue reading
For those that are interested the full poll pdf is here.
The campaign run by Fine Gael is coming in for some criticism, some of it justified, some of it not, some of it just barking. It was always going to be necessary for an incumbent government party to run a … Continue reading
In 2011 there was a large field of candidates for the NUI Seanad panel, with a considerable spread of support across the entire field. 3 candidates who got just 46% of the votes got 100% of the seats. 54% of votes … Continue reading