Donegal South West by-election to be held on Thursday 25th November



stripey cat

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Nice move. A Thursday Poll will limit the number of people who work away from home making it back to vote.
 

willoughby

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On it's own,

Well I suppose it wouldnt make sense for the goverment to have 3 on the one day especially so close to the Budget....
 

ManfredJudge

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So Donegal SW will have a new TD but Waterford and Dublin South will not. Because their worth it?;)
 

wee slabber

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I hope the students organise themselves to travel home that day to vote. The govt have chosen a Thursday in order disenfranchise the students.
 

Conchubhairb

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Am getting the impression the opposition are de facto happy to leave the GE to Q1 next year and let the Government carry the budget - there appears to be token protest this morning, but no serious firepower either on Morn Ire or in the Chamber.
 

kendalo

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It is clear that the government will lose all 4 bye elections when they are held which will end this governments term of office. So therefore all bye elections will be held by spring next year which will ultimately spark a general election
 

Rocky

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Nice move. A Thursday Poll will limit the number of people who work away from home making it back to vote.
That it will and that's why it's on a Thursday. The government don't want students in particular to be able to vote.
 

Future

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Slightly off the point but does anyone know how much it costs the State to hod a by election? Also are candidates entited to a reimbursement of expenses if a certain number of votes are required like in a GE?

I'd imagine that its not cheap.
 

Fenian Óg

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I'm looking forward to rounding up as many people as I can from my Cumann in Cork and making for Donegal for a few days, first thing on the agenda next week!
 

myksav

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And Kenny wanted a six month wait.
 

wee slabber

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I hope the Shinners organise free buses to bring the students home. It would be a clever move if they do.
 

Conchubhairb

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Am getting the impression the opposition are de facto happy to leave the GE to Q1 next year and let the Government carry the budget - there appears to be token protest this morning, but no serious firepower either on Morn Ire or in the Chamber.
 


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