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i aprreciate brody's transfers got flanagan in but would a 2nd FG be necessary? no chancg of two and with incumbency shouldnt he hold on ok?
 


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i aprreciate brody's transfers got flanagan in but would a 2nd FG be necessary? no chancg of two and with incumbency shouldnt he hold on ok?
Whether or not a second candidate is required is now academic: no sweeper in sight. Incumbency should certainly prevent the incumbent sole candidate from elimination: one would imagine.
 

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why not peter coyle(instead of sean kenny) he's from the new portmarmock area of DNE and got a large vote from little election spending in the council election,

was surprised nobody came out of the north fringe having dealt with the issues there for the locals, or anyone from coolock now.

little strange how the council areas split the national constituency, i guess they want a dublin city councillor for the dublin city parts of DNE.

i know Terrance Flanagan is the fg spokeperson on housing he's relatively safe

and not to leave out Brian Greene well known socialist party activist has announced for DNE
 
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why not peter coyle he's from the new portmarmock area of DNE and got large vote from little election spending in the council election,

was surprised nobody came out of the north fringe having dealt with the issues there for the locals, or anyone from coolock now.

little strange how the council areas split the national constituency

i know Terrance Flanagan is the fg spokeperson on housing he's relatively safe

and not to leave out Brian Greene long time socialist party activist has announced for DNE
Peter Coyle may be 'featured' on the ballot paper for Labour - added as a last minute third candidate the day before nominations at the sheriffs office closes. This would effectively close down Portmarnock from supporting any party other than Labour: though Coyle would not be in contention for as seat.
 

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was surprised nobody came out of the north fringe having dealt with the issues there for the locals, or anyone from coolock now.

i know Terrance Flanagan is the fg spokeperson on housing he's relatively safe
Terence Flanagan T.D. is from Coolock.
 

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sean kenny picked over cian o'callaghan for labour


seanohargain Twitter Sean Kenny 35 to 25.
Sean Kenny selected to make comeback to Dáil hopefully. Cian to be man for future I hope.

eta: killian forde came third

what happened to killian forde surely he joined labour for the ambition to get a seat and if they were looking for a dublin city area councillor with a bit more experience and age then o'callaghan they would have picked him rather then a 68 yr old ex td, who's time had come and gone.

of course this comes down to the local members voting but its not like strategy has nothing to do with it, the old labour types might not like it but killian would bring some sf vote with him.

no little flanagan running for fg?
 
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killian forde came third

what happened to killian forde surely he joined labour for the ambition to get a seat and if they were looking for a dublin city area councillor with a bit more experience and age then o'callaghan they would have picked him rather then a 68 yr old ex td, who's time had come and gone.

of course this comes down to the local members voting but its not like strategy has nothing to do with it
At the end of the day nobody ever trusts a traitor and for good reasons. What would stop Mr. Ford stabbing Labour in the back should he back himself into a corner again?

This could be Larry O' Tooles election at last. He is probably the only SF candidate that can pull in the transfers with ease. It'll be tight though and this is a constituency where I don't think there will be a FF meltdown.
 

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Killian's problem was that he is only in labour a wet week, if the election was held in 2012 he would have been in a better position.
Have to admit i feel really sorry for any true labour supporter in DNE, who do they vote for now, I me their options are Tommy Broughan TD (whatever has he done) and a man who failed to get reelected in 1997. If Eamon Gilmore had any kudous he would deselect the wise old men and select Cian and Killian. This is a failed opportunity for Labour in DNE
 

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Dublin North East has been a good constituency for Fianna Fáil with the occasional two TDs from the party getting elected out of a four seater constituency in the past, now a three seater. Doubt the area will return an FF TD this time, if Woods runs, doubt he will at his age, I could see him getting elected due to the amount of years he has served the constituency. If Woods retires, a new candidate will struggle. The amount of people unemployed in the area will hamper FF chances of a seat as the unemployed make their anger felt through the ballot box.

Tommy Broughan, LAB, to top it. Terence Flanagan, in spite of speech plagiarism, should be safe. Not sure who will get the other seat and all of the candidates running. I know from SF sources, Larry O' Toole is running and unless he gets elected, he won't run for the dail again. Larry is hoping it's fifth time lucky having failed to get elected on four previous occasions. I say previous FF voters will switch to SF and get Larry elected. I'll be glad to see a fellow bohs fan elected:)
 

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Killian's problem was that he is only in labour a wet week, if the election was held in 2012 he would have been in a better position.
Have to admit i feel really sorry for any true labour supporter in DNE, who do they vote for now, I me their options are Tommy Broughan TD (whatever has he done) and a man who failed to get reelected in 1997. If Eamon Gilmore had any kudous he would deselect the wise old men and select Cian and Killian. This is a failed opportunity for Labour in DNE
+1 while i feel that the likelihood of kicking brougnan off the ticket mightnt be the best idea as he is incumbent i think not running o callaghan is a big mistake for DNE labour

long-term - lab has messed up at least if cian was in gov this time he could have developed into a high profile lab td in time ... now they have two one who will be too old by 2012 and another who has dropped off the top table since the whip was withdrawn and with all the new people coming in will only drop down the favours list further....
 

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Have to admit i feel really sorry for any true labour supporter in DNE, who do they vote for now, I me their options are Tommy Broughan TD (whatever has he done) and a man who failed to get reelected in 1997. If Eamon Gilmore had any kudous he would deselect the wise old men and select Cian and Killian. This is a failed opportunity for Labour in DNE
I only heard about this selection this night and I have to say I'm disgusted.
I don't want to vote for Tommy Broughan and I was hoping O'Callaghan would be there so I could vote for him as I did in the Locals, ahead of Coyle. Coyle does a good job in Portmarnock alright, but would be utterly out of his depth in the Dáil imo.

There isn't a snowball's chance in hell I'm going to vote for this Sean Kenny dude. Really bad selection by Labour.

Coupled with Labour's pathetic selection of McBrearty in Donegal and the apparent disenfranchisement of long standing members around the Country, there is no #1 from me for Labour.

Labour are making an utter balls of this election, and with the ridiculous dictats coming down from the candidate selection board, are showing themselves to be more gombeen than the gombeens themselves.
 
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I only heard about this selection this night and I have to say I'm disgusted.
I don't want to vote for Tommy Broughan and I was hoping O'Callaghan would be there so I could vote for him as I did in the Locals, ahead of Coyle. Coyle does a good job in Portmarnock alright, but would be utterly out of his depth in the Dáil imo.

There isn't a snowball's chance in hell I'm going to vote for this Sean Kenny dude. Really bad selection by Labour.

Coupled with Labour's pathetic selection of McBrearty in Donegal and the apparent disenfranchisement of long standing members around the Country, there is no #1 from me for Labour.

Labour are making an utter balls of this election, and with the ridiculous dictats coming down from the candidate selection board, are showing themselves to be more gombeen than the gombeens themselves.
For a lot of reasons I do not usually comment on this sort of post about internal matters but I just want to say two things here. The first is that I have a lot of respect and admiration for Cian o'Callaghan and I hope and expect him to have a long and productive political career ahead of him . The second is to acknowledge the same respect for Sean Kenny and to acknowledge his long record of service for and to Labour and the simple fact that clearly according to the most recetn votes ( Local Elections '09) the electorate also have a high respect for him
 

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I dont think Brady is the man to try for FF here at least they should run with a new cllr i think theres 3 young cllr in this constituency

are FG running a second here FG for some reason have closed their site so i dont know if they are?

As for Lab I think selecting Kenny was a mistake and may have opened the door for O Toole ... the last seat here is going to be a fight between SF, FF and Kenny and Kenny should shade it by being more transfer friendly from Broughnan and Flanagan with o toole next ... i think if o callaghan was running he might be a safer bet than Kenny
 

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I dont think Brady is the man to try for FF here at least they should run with a new cllr i think theres 3 young cllr in this constituency

are FG running a second here FG for some reason have closed their site so i dont know if they are?

As for Lab I think selecting Kenny was a mistake and may have opened the door for O Toole ... the last seat here is going to be a fight between SF, FF and Kenny and Kenny should shade it by being more transfer friendly from Broughnan and Flanagan with o toole next ... i think if o callaghan was running he might be a safer bet than Kenny
No right now it's just Terence Flanagan. No one else contested the convention, it's possible they will still add someone though.

If you want to get the old FG site go to www.finegael.org and it's all still there.
 

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No right now it's just Terence Flanagan. No one else contested the convention, it's possible they will still add someone though.
They'd be nuts to do that. The two FG candidates split the vote so closely last time there was a real risk that SF could have gotten elected!!

So Brody Sweeney said anyway. That's why he encouraged voters who were thinking of running for his young running mate, Terence Flanagan, to vote for him instead. Didn't quite pan out for him though.
 

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I dont think Brady is the man to try for FF here at least they should run with a new cllr i think theres 3 young cllr in this constituency

are FG running a second here FG for some reason have closed their site so i dont know if they are?

As for Lab I think selecting Kenny was a mistake and may have opened the door for O Toole ... the last seat here is going to be a fight between SF, FF and Kenny and Kenny should shade it by being more transfer friendly from Broughnan and Flanagan with o toole next ... i think if o callaghan was running he might be a safer bet than Kenny
No right now it's just Terence Flanagan. No one else contested the convention, it's possible they will still add someone though.

If you want to get the old FG site go to www.finegael.org and it's all still there.


With only 12 weeks or so to polling day it is becoming increasingly likely that a one candidate strategy will prevail.

Terence Flanagan T.D. to be resounding re-elected topping the poll and commandeering the first seat - may even have a full quota on first count. Well that is it the aim anyway!!

FF down on their luck (& polls). And clear discontent within Labour and SF over Forde defection and odd Labour convention result.

Fine Gael have never been more united and focussed on success in this constituency. For the first time in over a quarter of a century of 'competitive tension' the Cosgrave and Maher teams have as good as amalgamated !!!

Members have begun to anticipate Terence as a Minister of State for Housing such is the confidence which is abroad informed by the Deputy's incredible work rate and of course the polls. Complacency needs to be kept in check though.

As of today it looks like: Flanagan, then Broughan -both safe.
Final seat to O'Toole.
Either Power or Brabazon as last person neither eliminated not elected.
 
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How much of O'Toole's Artane ward got transfered to Dublin North Central btw?

I wouldn't be certain about O'Toole. The boundary changes don't seem to favour him.
 


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