Another one bites the dust



firefly123

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she must be sorry all the same she left Fg.... if she sted she would of got 1 of the woman ministers jobs....
The fact that they are being called woman minister jobs says how false gender quotas really are.
 

Fullforward

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The nation will be on the edge of its seat in anticipation of this leadership contest.
I'm joining and nominating the ghost of Drennan as leader.
 

Filibuster

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First Burton and now Lucy. Election 2016 has been cruel to wimmin leaders.
It's nothing to do with women leaders. It's about parties with policies that didn't fit with the electorate.

Lucinda launched a party that there was simply no market for in 2016 Ireland. There's a definite move to the centre left on social issues and she was batting firmly from the centre right. It was a party that was more like something that would have been a big deal in the 1980s.

The name also sounds more like some kind of fence paint. What were they thinking?
That being said most of the establishment Irish parties have ridiculous names when you translate them. FF and FG translate into something the sounds more like a military dictatorship.

Joan's basically been hammered over mishandling of water charges and adopting too many Fine Gael economic policies.
Being female again had nothing whatsoever got to do with it. Her predecessor would have done no better, or possibly even worse.
 

freewillie

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In a way her failure to get elected was good for some people, primarily the O Connell family as both Kate and the sister got jobs out of it
 

Boy M5

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what a very odd speech
Is she detatching PDnua from it's perceived moral view. So it becomes the relaunched PDs - socially & economically liberal.
 

Boy M5

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Interesting she annoints Vlad to be the next Taoiseach.
 

Dadaist

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Theres a gap but theres no market
Exactly. Not one single candidate in the recent election ran on an immigration ticket. Not one.

I could be wrong on this, but politicians usually tend to campaign on policies that they think will get them elected by.
 
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riddles

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The most elaborate re-election campaign in history. Forming a political party for your own campaign - epic fail
 

turdsl

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There is a market for Renua if done properly. Having Hobbes upfront and picking a silly name was a bad start from which they never recovered.
There was no room for her, Fine Gael had already moved further to the right,
It took too long to start it up as well.Fair play to her for trying, besides,how
could anyone be supportive of the likes of Hobbs or John Drennan.Terrible choices.
 


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