Declan Ganley 7/4 to take seat in Galway East on Paddypower



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If I thought he would run would take up that price, he would probably win a seat there.
 

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Worth taking that price as he would definetely take a seat if he runs.
 

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Paddy Power's political betting tweet twittered/tweeted it yesterday.

I don't know how long that book has been open but it was shortened from 5/1 to 7/4 owing to a number of bets (wouldn't take a lot of money to move that market) taken after Paul Connaughton announced he wasn't standing again.
 

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As far as I know he has given no indication of running and Libertas has been wound up to the best of my knowledge. Plus on a practical level Ganley is just not a glorified County Councillor which is what rural people want out of their TD.
 

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As far as I know he has given no indication of running and Libertas has been wound up to the best of my knowledge. Plus on a practical level Ganley is just not a glorified County Councillor which is what rural people want out of their TD.
Don't like the guy but I think he could capitalize on an anti EU/IMF feeling over the bank bailout. I could see him being elected
 

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If I thought he would run would take up that price, he would probably win a seat there.
I hope he runs and wins.
I am a 'socialist with my heart ,and a 'rightist' with my head .
There has been too too much sloppy ,not real love around for too long ,so
that is why I think Ganley would be good ,even neccessary choice.
Time for clear thinking and action.No more slops.
 

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Ganley was acting as a commentator on BBC News24 the other night - I thought he might be thinking of getting back in the game.
 

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If he runs he'll probably win a seat, he'd be a safe haven for disenchanted FF / PD voters who couldn't stomach voting FG or Labour. While I don't like his politics he's head and shoulders above the rest of them in Galway East in respect of communication skills and image, he's also not short of a few bob to fund the campaign.

I'll bet on him running. If he does I would also bet on Labour pumping a lot more resources than originally planned into Keaveney's campaign.

What impact he'll have as an independent in the Dail remains to be seen... the lone Silvio running his clinic in Tuam is a world away from his earlier plans of leading a pan European political movement.
 

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I thought he announced that he was ending his political career after last election.
 

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He won't be the first nor last to quit politics and make a comeback. I'm betting he will run and possibly with a small, new political party. Try to win 3 or 4 seats across the country.
 

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He won't be the first nor last to quit politics and make a comeback. I'm betting he will run and possibly with a small, new political party. Try to win 3 or 4 seats across the country.
If he does it, there's at LEAST 10% of the vote waiting.
 

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He won't be the first nor last to quit politics and make a comeback. I'm betting he will run and possibly with a small, new political party. Try to win 3 or 4 seats across the country.
He'll win a seat but he'll have to seriously improve the level of his fellow travelers to win other seats, the crowd of losers that he ran in Dublin and Leinster in the Euros were an embarrassment.

Additionally he'd be better off sticking in Galway East and guaranteeing his own election instead of spreading himself to thinly as per the Euros.. even St Silvio of Tuam has yet to master bi-location.

Wonder if he'll he run under the National Alliance banner.. have they register themselves as political party?
 

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Everything he said about Lisbon has come true. As such, he would get elected this time. I would vote for a Libertas, small-govt, low tax type party as would many former PD-voters. How do I know? Because they won 5.4% last year in the Euros.
 


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