Clare General Election

Clanrickard

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Michael mcnamara isn't he a barrister sure we have enough of them in govt already. well educated does not always mean they are good for the position.
Word is Labour are tapping him up to run.
 


Nonsence & lies

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people would vote sinn fein then transfer to fine gael jesus some mixed up people in shannon so
Thats the point. Theres a lot of young engineering types in shannon whom tell me it would be irreseponsible to send incompetents to dublin for free lunches just because labour and FG have nothing else to offer, refreshing really I suppose
 

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Thats the point. Theres a lot of young engineering types in shannon whom tell me it would be irreseponsible to send incompetents to dublin for free lunches just because labour and FG have nothing else to offer, refreshing really I suppose
but it baffles me because Cllr McCafferty is a shinner so she would be a lefty and breen is a righty so why give one and two on the ballot to totally different policies/politics:?
 

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McCafferty would be probably sf choice as she is older more experience and has a seat on a council, Hayes is younger and seems to be more recognised by people i seen him just the other day giving out leaflets in the square in ennis. McCafferty will get my vote if she is the candidate but she needs to step up and be noticed(breen will not get my number 2)
 
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SeamusNapoleon

hate to say it if i had to pick it would be dooley over killeen because atleast dooley faces the music in relation to taking the public anger, killeen just hides all the time and will never face the public when it matters
Thankfully Dooley and Killeen will not be the only two on the ballot paper :p
 

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Doesn't matter, the idiots of clare, along with the rest of the country will always vote ff, and we will always be a corrupt little island on the fringes of Europe.
 

CptSternn

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McCafferty will not get the candidacy.

She is unpopular among many shinners in Clare.
There's not even a cumann in Shannon anymore, despite there being a seat on the council. Locals use the Ennis cumann nowadays.

A shame as she is a good councillor imo.
Where did you hear that misinformation?

Cathy is and always has been well respected in Clare. That being said there is a group of three or four shinners (new members I might add) who have taken to talking about her behind her back, which is where I am guessing you got this story from.

You are correct there is no cumann in Shannon, so apparently you do know someone on the inside, but heres the rub - there is no cumann in Ennis either. Thanks to the aforementioned 3-4 they started a ruck as they did not like Cathys leadership, and do to the conflict the party stood down the entire county. Right now there are no official structures in place for SF in Shannon, Ennis or anywhere else.

Get your facts straight before making claims against a councilor here sure.

And to address earlier posts about who SF might run in the GE,there is no hope of running any candidate until there is some official structure in place.
 
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SeamusNapoleon

Where did you hear that misinformation?

Cathy is and always has been well respected in Clare. That being said there is a group of three or four shinners (new members I might add) who have taken to talking about her behind her back, which is where I am guessing you got this story from.

You are correct there is no cumann in Shannon, so apparently you do know someone on the inside, but heres the rub - there is no cumann in Ennis either. Thanks to the aforementioned 3-4 they started a ruck as they did not like Cathys leadership, and do to the conflict the party stood down the entire county. Right now there are no official structures in place for SF in Shannon, Ennis or anywhere else.

Get your facts straight before making claims against a councilor here sure.

And to address earlier posts about who SF might run in the GE,there is no hope of running any candidate until there is some official structure in place.
Chill out. Read my last sentence, I personally think she's a good councillor.
I don't know exactly what 'claims' I'm making.

She has brought dealings into the public domain, and I commend her for it.
Although I don't believe she did oppose the annual Paddy's Day junket.

As regards the structures Clare-wide. That is a contentious and unresolved issue, so to speak in facts is disingenuous. To speak in facts is to say that, prior to county dissolution, Ennis had a cumann and Shannon didn't, and haven't for some time.

I don't know what you're thinking coming on here as if I'm out to get her.
I like Cathy and, to say for the third time, I think she's a good councillor.
 

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It's a hot button issue in the County. I'm not attacking you, but I do take issue with the people you get your information from.

The short version of events is that this small group of new members (3-4) were not happy with the leadership and wanted to put someone else forward to lead the county. The majority of members did not agree with this. That person then went and filed a formal complaint with head office and said our cumanns were not legit, as we did not have enough members in some and were missing scheduled meetings in others, so the party stood them all down.

Because this one individual did not get the support he wanted from the members who had been there for decades, he brought down the entire structure.

It's a point of contention with many, including myself. That same man and his two cronies are the same ones talking about Cathy, which is why I laid into you as you must know exactly who I am on about if you had that much of the story.
 

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Hey - its Sean himself, the man who brought down the Clare structure because we all thought he was a muppet.

I am still very much a member of the party mate, as are the many people in the party who have no time for you.
 

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I am a resident of Ennis and may I say the calibre of public representation in Clare is deplorable in all parties.Right through from urban and county council to Dail.Mr. Killeen will probably be reelected for one thing he will be sure to garner a sympathy vote after his recent illness.Mr. Tim "press the wrong button,hang down your head I work as hard as a nurse "Dooley is a disgrace and should be shown the door for his performance on the Heathrow flight debacle never mind Ennis hospital,Unfortunately there are enough of the Silly De Valera mob left to manage to get him across the line (God help Us ).As for Fine Gael well neither of the present two TDs have covered themselves in glory with their shenanigans on Clare FM.The gene pool FFer is the worse speaker I have ever come across in my life but will battle Dooley for the second FF seat,still think Dooley will edge it either way they are both a waste of space.Haven't seen Labour anywhere and after the disaster of Bhamgee they have a lot of ground to make up.However I am most disgusted with Meaney who I thought had some honour untill his crowd teamed up with FF and we all know what happened there. None of them deserve patronage but unfortunately I have to vote and Personally I will be voting FG for the first time ever in my life , for one reason and one reason only, they are not FF.
 

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Dooley is a disgrace.

Remember during the last GE when he made the campaign promise that if they took away the 24 A&E he would resign? Then they did, and he didn't?

Or when Aer Lingus was in talks with the government and he had the audacity to come out for a photo shoot with their union saying he supported them? And then he and the government voted against them?

Or do ye remember when he promised to save Shannon Airport, campaigned on this, and again now it is on its last legs?

Anyone who votes for Dooley is either related to him or just plain mental. I would wager his own family might not even vote for him, at least the ones that live in Clare sure.
 

Clanrickard

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I am a resident of Ennis and may I say the calibre of public representation in Clare is deplorable in all parties.F.
Couldn't agree more. Shocking all round.
 
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RepublicanSocialist1798

people would vote sinn fein then transfer to fine gael jesus some mixed up people in shannon so
It's odd, especially given the fact that Pat's a magpie and not a local.

As someone mentioned earlier the quality is really lacking.
To be honest James Breen, at the moment, is the best out of a pretty bad bunch. He should get in. Dooley should be just kicked out immediately. The man is an absolute spineless cretin. He actually makes me physically sick. I remember him going down to Element Six to console the workers when they were being laid off and getting a right lambasting. The two blueshirst should unfortunately make it along with the Cowen loyalist. I'm really surprised about Meaney staying with the Greens though. He'll lose his deposit.

CptSterrn and Sean81, this site aint the best place to air grievances. Get your house sorted out for the election. Ye have a great opportunity given the state of the other contenders.
 

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It's odd, especially given the fact that Pat's a magpie and not a local.

As someone mentioned earlier the quality is really lacking.
To be honest James Breen, at the moment, is the best out of a pretty bad bunch. He should get in. Dooley should be just kicked out immediately. The man is an absolute spineless cretin. He actually makes me physically sick. I remember him going down to Element Six to console the workers when they were being laid off and getting a right lambasting. The two blueshirst should unfortunately make it along with the Cowen loyalist. I'm really surprised about Meaney staying with the Greens though. He'll lose his deposit.

CptSterrn and Sean81, this site aint the best place to air grievances. Get your house sorted out for the election. Ye have a great opportunity given the state of the other contenders.
agreed. just came on here to say i wont be running for sf in an election and to stop lies being spread about me. anyway onward to a GE and i hope a new start but i doubt it.
 

invpat

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Dooley is a disgrace.

Remember during the last GE when he made the campaign promise that if they took away the 24 A&E he would resign? Then they did, and he didn't?

Or when Aer Lingus was in talks with the government and he had the audacity to come out for a photo shoot with their union saying he supported them? And then he and the government voted against them?

Or do ye remember when he promised to save Shannon Airport, campaigned on this, and again now it is on its last legs?

Anyone who votes for Dooley is either related to him or just plain mental. I would wager his own family might not even vote for him, at least the ones that live in Clare sure.
Totally agree, a more reprehensible individual you could not meet.I just dont know how any Clare person could vote for him, but he topped the poll in 2007 so we will have to wait and see.
 

Nonsence & lies

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Well its's great to see people in clare are united in one thing, agreeing that their being offered a piss poor selection of candidates (or ones that won't be able to run)

Perhaps this is the county for Fintan o' toole to start his revolution, as if indeed in 2011 in the land of saints and scholars (And Banksters). The electorate in clare are going to essentially have to vote FG or labour in what is essentially a protest vote.
 

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Christ just noticed this on the local radio staion clarefm. Proof of whats been said, truly sad.

poll
What party will you vote for in the next General Election?
Fianna Fail
35%
Fine Gael
24%
Labour
17%
Independent/Others
25%
 
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RepublicanSocialist1798

Christ just noticed this on the local radio staion clarefm. Proof of whats been said, truly sad.

poll
What party will you vote for in the next General Election?
Fianna Fail
35%
Fine Gael
24%
Labour
17%
Independent/Others
25%
Local Polls are notoriously inaccurate. I wouldn't pay any heed unless it's RedC or MRBI.

Who are you thinking of voting for yourself?
 


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