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DubIin European Elections 2019

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Bertie Ahrean got thousands of votes too, Durkin is a carpetbagger and does not represent Dublin people
I think you'll find that Durkan isn't claiming to represent Dublin people. He's going before them in an election and asking them if they want him to represent them.
 


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I don't know about the reliability of the article or its sources, but it would be pretty remarkable if SF really think Daly is a threat to them. They had over 23% of the vote the last time and could lose up to 8% and still hold their seat. The combined left vote including Lab and the Greens was over 70% in 2014 so there simply has to be 2 left seats here, the only issue being whether the second left seat goes to Daly or someone else.

FG will hold the third seat. FF have no hope in Dublin. Did I dream they are running Hanafin and Barry Andrews? The combined talents of Gift Grub and Oliver Callan could not have dreamt up such a scenario for 2019.
I suspect it's a SF penned article to rattle their own membership into activity.

If Daly does indeed stand you'd imagine she'd pull in a huge amount of the 'left' vote adn transfers from SF and Labour. I'd imagine Boylan, Fitzgerald, Daly and Andrews the most likely outcome...

FF just standing Andrews - he beat Hanafin in the selction convention.
 

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I think you'll find that Durkan isn't claiming to represent Dublin people. He's going before them in an election and asking them if they want him to represent them.
From what I heard, he wants people in Dublin to vote for him so that he can represent people in Derry.
 

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If he gets elected it will great news for Fine Gael becoming a/more of a united 32 county party. That may not happen immediately after and may still take a stretch but it would be great for FG.
 

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When are we going to start seeing the EU constituency polls does anyone here know?
 

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From what I heard, he wants people in Dublin to vote for him so that he can represent people in Derry.
Given that Sinn Fein won't represent them, at least somebody's offering to.
 

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I suspect it's a SF penned article to rattle their own membership into activity.

If Daly does indeed stand you'd imagine she'd pull in a huge amount of the 'left' vote adn transfers from SF and Labour. I'd imagine Boylan, Fitzgerald, Daly and Andrews the most likely outcome...
I can't see SF having too many transfers to distribute.
 
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When are we going to start seeing the EU constituency polls does anyone here know?
Not until the posters go up, I'd say. Most voters wouldn't be familiar with the lineup yet.
 
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If he gets elected it will great news for Fine Gael becoming a/more of a united 32 county party. That may not happen immediately after and may still take a stretch but it would be great for FG.
It's highly, highly unlikely he'll get elected and I don't really think FG expect him to be elected. FG have no ambition to be a 32 county party.
 

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It's highly, highly unlikely he'll get elected and I don't really think FG expect him to be elected. FG have no ambition to be a 32 county party.
I'll remember this post. Whether you are proved wrong or right.
 

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It's highly, highly unlikely he'll get elected and I don't really think FG expect him to be elected. FG have no ambition to be a 32 county party.
FG are currently the only party defending the interests of Northern nationalists in Brexit.
 

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A question for anyone out there who might know the answer. If the Brits partake in EU elections that means Dublin goes from proposed 4 down to 3 seats. Does any one know:

1. Do we elect 3 and the 4th placed gets the 4th seat when the Brits actually leave?
 

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Not a Dublin problem, we need MEPs who represent the interests of Dubliners.
I think we can afford 1 out of 3 or 4 MEP's being represented by a Derry MEP- and anyway how would he NOT represent Dublin?
 

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I'll remember this post. Whether you are proved wrong or right.
I'm generally right on these matters and I hope you'll acknowledge how on the money I was when the time comes :)
 

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A question for anyone out there who might know the answer. If the Brits partake in EU elections that means Dublin goes from proposed 4 down to 3 seats. Does any one know:

1. Do we elect 3 and the 4th placed gets the 4th seat when the Brits actually leave?
That's my understanding, but I haven't seen it written down anywhere, so I wouldn't hang the farm on it.
 

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