Cavan Monaghan General Election 2011

On_The_Far_Right

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Hi everyone,

Im not sure if Dave allows personal political statements on P.ie, so I wont bother posting my press release here, save to say it can be read in the discussions section at Welcome to Facebook

Cavan Monaghan will be a 5 seat constituency in the General Election. With 1 incumbent already deciding to retire (Seymour Crawford) and another rumoured to be retiring (Rory O'Hanlon) I believe there will be a considerable shift in party strengths. Its a constituency with a significant and growing anti-government SF vote, has previously threw up surprises like Paudge Connolly and remains in my opinion a deprived, overlooked and disregarded region of the country given it border locality.

I have decided to run as an Independent candidate, to shape the debate, to discuss real life problems and concerns. I wont be pouring money into my campaign, as I dont have any, but instead will engage in the political process online, through media, on the streets and door to door.

We have a mountain to climb as a nation. I have a mountain to climb as a candidate. No matter what the outcome, it will be a journey well worth the travel to make the establishment face up to the reality in Ireland today.

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spotty

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Spotty wishes you the very best of luck. He expects you will do well in Drumm :)
 

Aidan1

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Spotty wishes you the very best of luck. He expects you will do well in Drumm :)
Best of luck Jonathan...........remember you as a FG local election candidate in Mulhuddart ???

You are the same guy...............
 

MichaelMac

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Good luck to you as it can be a lonely old furrow, especially as an independent.
 

Sluggerfugee

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whats are "rouge developers"
And I don't want to be horrid but you sound as independent as the unionist who ran in Fermanagh South Tyrone who was going to take the Tory whip. Are you an independent or a blueshirt?
 
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You'd get my vote for having the balls to arrest Cowen.
 

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Nice one, best of luck to you.
 

On_The_Far_Right

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Broadly speaking yes, I support the FG party and am a former FG councillor / candidate from Mulhuddart. However, I feel somewhat frustrated at the lack of clarity and vigour coming from FG in relation to the drastic action needed to get Ireland working again.

Yes as an Independent it may be quite a struggle, but I state my intentions clearly from day 1. I will back EK for Taoiseach, but will remain Independent and work with all partys and none to advance the platform Im standing on, if elected.

Rogue developers are the numerous developers which have inflated prices in this country by holding onto landbanks for years and have now dumped them into Nama as worthless. Its a huge issue and one very few people have picked up on. While on Fingal Co Co it was well know certain people were blocking building on their lands to keep supply of houses below the soaring demand levels.

Cowen is the head of our government, and I hold him solely responsible for the actions of his goverment and ministers. The buck stops with him.

Thanks for the good wishes, and criticism. ;)
 
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Rouge or rogue?
 

Pat Mc Larnon

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There will be a rise in the SF vote in this constituency. Two SF candidates seem definite. With the collapse of the FF vote and the constituency split along Cavan / Monaghan organisational lines then SF will be in with a fight for the last seat (having already secured a seat through the Monaghan vote).
 

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Ah yes now I remember you from your Fingal County Council days when you represented the Mulhuddart Local Election Area, Dublin West.
Progressive Democrat Councillor, (co-opted to replace Cllr Tom Morrissey), 2002.
Independent Councillor, 2003.
Fine Gael Councillor, 2004.
Failed to be elected, 2004.

Would I be right in saying that you were also politically active in Northern Ireland during the 1990's?
 
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So your first action as TD is to carry out a citizens arrest on Brian Cowan, why don't you just go ahead an do that now.............. procrastination is ruining our nation.
 

Hardball

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Straight forward question, what political party were you a member of in Northern Ireland during the 1990's?
 

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Best of luck to you, make sure your 2s got to Fine Gael!

I think this Constituency is wide open & will prove to be very interesting.

2 FG, 2 SF and 1 FF at the moment with Smith holding the FF seat.
 

Henlars67

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Care to explain this piece from the Tribune

Hard sell callers get cold shoulder

Politician Fine Gael councillor Jon Rainey was not so cooperative with the commissioner when he was tackled about an unsolicited e-mail of a political nature. Rainey, who started his political life with the PDs before becoming an independent in 2003 and joining Fine Gael in 2004, was accused of 'harvesting' hundreds of email addresses from the address line of an email sent by a third party, who was also a councillor but from another political party.

Rainey "failed completely" to cooperate with the investigation, said Joe Meade. "His attitude to my office was that the matter was of little consequence and he complained that I had 'pestered' him."

"I was concerned that a public representative failed to see the significance of a complaint that he was 'spamming' his constituents, " said Meade.

After being formally issued with an information notice, Rainey finally agreed to delete all the harvested email addresses from his system and not to do it again.

Meade said that he believes that canvassing by politicians should be considered as direct marketing and thus within the ambit of the data protection laws. Given that more and more politicians are canvassing via texts and e-mails, it is an area that "will present challenges in the future, " he warned.
 

On_The_Far_Right

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Care to explain this piece from the Tribune

Hard sell callers get cold shoulder

Politician Fine Gael councillor Jon Rainey was not so cooperative with the commissioner when he was tackled about an unsolicited e-mail of a political nature. Rainey, who started his political life with the PDs before becoming an independent in 2003 and joining Fine Gael in 2004, was accused of 'harvesting' hundreds of email addresses from the address line of an email sent by a third party, who was also a councillor but from another political party.

Rainey "failed completely" to cooperate with the investigation, said Joe Meade. "His attitude to my office was that the matter was of little consequence and he complained that I had 'pestered' him."

"I was concerned that a public representative failed to see the significance of a complaint that he was 'spamming' his constituents, " said Meade.

After being formally issued with an information notice, Rainey finally agreed to delete all the harvested email addresses from his system and not to do it again.

Meade said that he believes that canvassing by politicians should be considered as direct marketing and thus within the ambit of the data protection laws. Given that more and more politicians are canvassing via texts and e-mails, it is an area that "will present challenges in the future, " he warned.
Ha! Good man, Ive been looking for that article for yunks and yunks!! Only thing that article doesnt say is that I was vindicated in my actions because POLITICIANS ARE EXCLUDED from that particular piece of legislation when in the course of their electioneering. Perhaps you could add that to your comments for me??? Thanks

Oh and to answer earlier question about political activity ... In NOrthern Ireland, while at University I was a member of the University UNIONIST association ............... ohhh Im a big bad wolf!!!!

Thanks everone else for the support. Much appreciated!!
 


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