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The dangers of running for election when you are on Facebook.

Posted by Jason O on May 26, 2009 in Irish Politics

Emma Kiernan: Putting the woo-hoo in Blueshirt.

 

 

Emma Kiernan: Putting the woo-hoo in Blueshirt.

Adrian Weckler has this about FG candidate Emma Kiernan.  I agree, I don’t think this will hurt her at all, except with the po-faced John Charles McQuaid crowd, and in fairness, after the Ryan Commission, they’d want to shut the f**k up about lecturing anyone.

I am waiting, however,  for some Ogra FF drongo to start murmuring about it and making himself sound like he’s 93.

 
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How to stop broken political promises.

Posted by Jason O on May 26, 2009 in Irish Politics

You mean we have to do this stuff?Here’s a mad idea.

Why not let the opposition parties, say with 70 deputies, pass legislation which could be held in suspension until the day they enter office. It would mean that they could deliver all their promises on day one, or else the first act of the incoming government would be to vote against their own promises.

It’s not like the Dail doesn’t have the time to do it, and it would force the opposition to actually draft their legislative proposals as opposed to “calling” for vague things like a world class healthcare and an increase in the size of Curly Wurlys.

 
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The Local Elections: Blackrock Ward

Posted by Jason O on May 26, 2009 in Irish Politics

Two guys running in the Blackrock ward worth looking at:

Victor Boyhan (Far left) is a former PD councillor now running as an Independent. I knew Victor in the PDs, where he was very much on the Progressive wing of the Progressive Democrats. He’s a decent guy who gives a shit about politics. And he’s endorsed by Paul McGrath!

Ronan Farren is running for Labour, and was involved in the European Movement. I don’t know him well (I think I’ve met him twice.) but I know a lot of people who do know him and rate him seriously as one to watch.  

 

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