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Breanainn

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There is a reasonable likelihood that, by mid-2018, Dublin Central could find itself represented by three newly-installed party leaders. In the first instance, Kenny resigns and gives his parting endorsement to Pascal Donohue, who promptly triumphs as the "compromise candidate". Secondly, Adams finally retires, and Mary-Lou edges out Pearse Doherty in a razor-tight battle. Finally, after Gary Gannon pips Maureen O'Sullivan for the final constituency seat, he is elected sole Soc Dem leader when the party chooses to switch to the traditional model. It would certainly be a unique means of freezing FF out of an electoral area!
 

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There is a reasonable likelihood that, by mid-2018, Dublin Central could find itself represented by three newly-installed party leaders. In the first instance, Kenny resigns and gives his parting endorsement to Pascal Donohue, who promptly triumphs as the "compromise candidate". Secondly, Adams finally retires, and Mary-Lou edges out Pearse Doherty in a razor-tight battle. Finally, after Gary Gannon pips Maureen O'Sullivan for the final constituency seat, he is elected sole Soc Dem leader when the party chooses to switch to the traditional model. It would certainly be a unique means of freezing FF out of an electoral area!
Only one of those is in any way likely, isn't it?
 

Cai

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Your forgetting Berties comeback.
Well, he won't be coming back as a TD - but I suppose you could end up as Dublin Central being the base for three party leaders & a president.

Urgh.
 

Erudite Caveman

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There is a reasonable likelihood that, by mid-2018, Dublin Central could find itself represented by three newly-installed party leaders. In the first instance, Kenny resigns and gives his parting endorsement to Pascal Donohue, who promptly triumphs as the "compromise candidate". Secondly, Adams finally retires, and Mary-Lou edges out Pearse Doherty in a razor-tight battle. Finally, after Gary Gannon pips Maureen O'Sullivan for the final constituency seat, he is elected sole Soc Dem leader when the party chooses to switch to the traditional model. It would certainly be a unique means of freezing FF out of an electoral area!
When you return to the real world you might take a peek at Cork South Central...
 

ticketyboo

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There is a reasonable likelihood that, by mid-2018, Dublin Central could find itself represented by three newly-installed party leaders. In the first instance, Kenny resigns and gives his parting endorsement to Pascal Donohue, who promptly triumphs as the "compromise candidate". Secondly, Adams finally retires, and Mary-Lou edges out Pearse Doherty in a razor-tight battle. Finally, after Gary Gannon pips Maureen O'Sullivan for the final constituency seat, he is elected sole Soc Dem leader when the party chooses to switch to the traditional model. It would certainly be a unique means of freezing FF out of an electoral area!
What's your reasoning for thinking Donohue is going to get within a mile, other than it suiting your thread...?
Sorry, man, you're stretching it.....
 

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It's much more likely that we will be picking a Taoiseach from two TDs representing Cork South Central. Either Martin or McGrath for Fianna Fáil and Coveney for Fine Gael.
 

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It's much more likely that we will be picking a Taoiseach from two TDs representing Cork South Central. Either Martin or McGrath for Fianna Fáil and Coveney for Fine Gael.
Funny, maybe its a Dub thing but I find McGrath more impressive than Martin.
 

Analyzer

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If Pascal is FG leader there will be a Noonanesque meltdown.
 

flavirostris

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Not a hope in fnck of that. Paschal certainly won't be the FG leader and he might even suffer the indignity of losing his seat to Mary Fitzpatrick of FF.
 

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