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The 81% election

Image via Wikipedia It is entirely possible that all three major parties in Ireland could each poll around 27% a piece come the next general election. This would be due to the incumbency and name recognition factor benefiting FF and … Continue reading

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Of gender, jobs and quotas

Image via Wikipedia Over on political reform one of the most commented pieces in recent times concerns the description of the new Fine Gael front bench as ‘Male, stale and pale’. This description is in itself ironic given the complete … Continue reading

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An Irish liberal party – what about a progressive caucus instead

Image via Wikipedia In performing a little exercise set for me by Jason O Mahony I was given to thinking about the calls that come every once in a while from some quarters that we should have new Liberal party … Continue reading

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Killian Forde and the Moguls of Irish politics

The departure/defection/eloping of Cllr Killian Forde from Sinn Fein to the Labour party appears to be causing considerably more discussion that the earlier leavings of Christy Burke or Louise Minihan. While this is perhaps because he has left and joined … Continue reading

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Local Elections Predictions – 2009

I think that the share of the national vote will be as follows FF will get 25% FF will get 33%, Greens 3% Labour15% SF 8% Independents 15 I think that FF will stay just over the 250 seat mark. … Continue reading

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