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Gerry Adams running in Louth.

Posted by Jason O on Nov 14, 2010 in Irish Politics |

Gerry Adams, despite setbacks in recent years, is still a Sinn Fein star. He’ll be a considerable asset to SF when (and one assumes it is a when) he is elected in Louth. What’s interesting, however, is that SF choose to run him in one of their safest already held seats, and not in a new seat like Dublin Central. I wonder what that says about SF’s feeling towards the coming contest? They’re polling reasonably well, and it isn’t wild to expect them to gain seats, but are they afraid that a Labour tsunami might hit them as well, I wonder?


Nov 14, 2010 at 10:08 am

Why take a risk with Adams? Pop him somewhere safe, and let them have an actual party leader for the Republic. Smart move, this.

Jason O
Nov 14, 2010 at 11:13 am

I don’t doubt it is a smart move, I just wonder do SF feel that they need to consolidate what they have over breaking new ground.

Nov 15, 2010 at 10:02 am

think the louth decision is purely as he is a belfast man and wants to stay closer to belfast- hed walk a number of dublin constituencies also – dublin central was probably tempting



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