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Dick Spring welcome back:


Rivergaley

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The news that Dick Spring may return to politics as TD for North Kerry is welcome news indeed. He was more than just a politican, he was a statesman of real quality. Ireland and North Kerry needs a man of his calibre. Please Mr Spring your country and county needs you.
 

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I read from what Dick Spring's comments that he will be canvassing on behalf of other candidates. Not that he will be running himslef.

I believe those comments were in the Sindo or today's IT.
 

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Rivergaley said:
The news that Dick Spring may return to politics as TD for North Kerry is welcome news indeed. He was more than just a politican, he was a statesman of real quality. Ireland and North Kerry needs a man of his calibre. Please Mr Spring your country and county needs you.


:lol:

Nice user name Dick.

How does he qualify for being such a great statesman? The country came to a standstill for a few days due to snow when he was left in charge while that other genius Garret was at a Star Trek convention or something.

Not to mention his fking off in a huff somewhere during the peace process rather than meet Adams. But he did have the last laugh when he pulled down the Reynold's cabinet because his chum didn't get a job.

The Malcom in the Middle of worlds's statesmen.
 

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he would only be in his mid fifties so a return is not outof the question
 

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daithimac said:
he would only be in his mid fifties so a return is not outof the question
:?

Yes it is. Labour have selected Terry O'Brien to run in N.Kerry.
 

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Rivergaley said:
The news that Dick Spring may return to politics as TD for North Kerry is welcome news indeed. He was more than just a politican, he was a statesman of real quality. Ireland and North Kerry needs a man of his calibre. Please Mr Spring your country and county needs you.
I doubt it very much, during the elections in the 80s, some Labour party members in Tralee where buying votes, because they where scared that their party leader wouldn't even be elected as a TD.
 

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Kerrygold said:
daithimac said:
he would only be in his mid fifties so a return is not outof the question
:?

Yes it is. Labour have selected Terry O'Brien to run in N.Kerry.
And Pat Rabbitte spent all last Saturday canvassing with him in Tralee!

I wonder is Rivergaley's ISP address located in the offices of a certain party on Mount St., Dublin?

Looks like a Machivellian disinformation campaign to me.
 

stretchneil

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Total nonsense - Spring appeared at a press conference with Rabitte and Terry O'Brien over the weekend, saying that he would be working to get O'Brien elected, and that he firmly believed Labour could retake a seat in Kerry North.

No chance of him returning - he earns his salary from the private sector now, and doesn't have to work very hard for it ;)
 

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stretchneil said:
Total nonsense - Spring appeared at a press conference with Rabitte and Terry O'Brien over the weekend, saying that he would be working to get O'Brien elected, and that he firmly believed Labour could retake a seat in Kerry North.

No chance of him returning - he earns his salary from the private sector now, and doesn't have to work very hard for it ;)
Still can't afford those eircom shares I bet. :wink:
 
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popper said:
How does he qualify for being such a great statesman? The country came to a standstill for a few days due to snow when he was left in charge while that other genius Garret was at a Star Trek convention or something.
Er...that was actually Michael O'Leary :roll: , not the Springster.
And you're probably too young to remember, but it was bloody cold back in those "few days of snow"; no bloody wonder that the country was at a standstill. If Cullen had been in charge back then...brrr, too scary a prospect
 

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DevtheevenOgre said:
popper said:
How does he qualify for being such a great statesman? The country came to a standstill for a few days due to snow when he was left in charge while that other genius Garret was at a Star Trek convention or something.
Er...that was actually Michael O'Leary :roll: , not the Springster.
And you're probably too young to remember, but it was bloody cold back in those "few days of snow"; no bloody wonder that the country was at a standstill. If Cullen had been in charge back then...brrr, too scary a prospect
In all honesty when the hell has cullen ever been in charge
 

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OK some laziness on my part... say Labour hit government... then Spring could be bounced into the Seanad: could he then be brought into cabinet ?

Possibly to lead Labour in coalition with Biffo ?

cYp
 

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NO WAY

I doubt very much that Labour could take a seat in N.Kerry. Given the votes in the constituency the same three TDs will be returned. The problem with the opinion polls is that it is forgetting that all politics is local.

Bertie Ahern is still very popular and Kenny is not. Come election day that will be the decisive factor. Wait and see.
 

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daithimac said:
In all honesty when the hell has cullen ever been in charge
That might just be the sharpest, most insightful piece of analysis I've ever seen on this site. In all seriousness.

On the actual point, i doubt spring wants the hassle or the pay cut anytime soon. From what I've heard of his comments he's endorsing, and is going to canvass for the Labour candidate. Which is decent.
 

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he would make a far better labour leader than Rabbit. I'm not stating that it would come after this election but are there not a few labour members who are (even just a little bit) pineing for Dick.
also it is possable that he has mellowed with age and that ill temper which could be the only real negative point anyone could ever make of him has disaippated
 

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daithimac said:
he would make a far better labour leader than Rabbit.
True. Given Labour's lurch to the Right over recent years, a leader who knows how to swing a golf club and wear an Argyle jumper over his shoulders would probably go down a treat.
 

daithimac

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ah yes! labours much vaunted substance over style strikes again
 

jonna

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stretchneil said:
Total nonsense - Spring appeared at a press conference with Rabitte and Terry O'Brien over the weekend, saying that he would be working to get O'Brien elected, and that he firmly believed Labour could retake a seat in Kerry North.

No chance of him returning - he earns his salary from the private sector now, and doesn't have to work very hard for it ;)
Agree comrade... Where has this story come from?

jonna
 
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