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Dublin West in Local Elections 2019

DJP

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Castleknock LEA (Local Electoral Area) is being reduced from a 7 seater to a 6 seater.

Mulhuddart LEA is becoming Blanchardstown - Mulhuddart LEA and going from a 8 seater to a 5 seater.

We have a new LEA in the constituency- Ongar- which is going to be a 5 seater.

See: page 30

https://www.housing.gov.ie/sites/default/files/publications/files/local_electoral_area_boundary_committee_no.2_report_2018.pdf

There are probably a lot of unknown candidates most of whom will not get elected but it would be worth being aware of them. I also don't know exactly where some of the current councillors in the constituency will be standing for sure in the next local elections in May. Castleknock for instance is only going to have 5 seats now. Who will get them? Can we have some predictions in terms of which councillors from the constituency are going to be elected for the next 5 years? I think the new LEA boundaries in Dublin West are a big enough improvement. I hope they stay similar for a long time- all this changing around is a pain in the ass. I hope it will lead to a better make up of councillors for the constituency than we have at the moment and have had for the last nearly 5 years.

Who do posters from Dublin West rate as likely to get elected? Some of the parties will be doing and I'd say already have done polling but unfortunately I don't think they're going to share it to most posters on this site including me. Maybe some posters will share their parties poll findings though?

Current electoral make up of the constituency in Fingal:

FF- Mags Murray, Howard Mahony (Castleknock) (2)
FG
- Ted Leddy, Eithne Loftus (Castleknock), Kieran Dennison (Mulhuddart) (3)
Labour
- Mary McCamley (Mulhuddart) (1)
Green Party
- Roderic O'Gorman (Castleknock) (1)
Socialist Party/Solidarity
- Sandra Kavanagh (Castleknock), Matthew Waine (Mulhuddart) (2)
SF
- Natalie Tracey (Castleknock), Paul Donnelly, Edmond Lukusa (Mulhuddart) (3)
Independents
- David McGuinness, Lorna Nolan, Tania Doyle (Mulhuddart) (3)

Total- 15

Fingal County Council - Wikipedia

There will be 16 seats in May 2019.
 
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Castleknock LEA May 2019

I got a leaflet in the door today from Emer Currie saying that she is standing for Fine Gael in the locals in Castleknock also as well as the next GE. I hope her and Ted get in. The local elections results in Dublin West should be interesting I think.
 

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I got a leaflet in the door today from Emer Currie saying that she is standing for Fine Gael in the locals in Castleknock also as well as the next GE. I hope her and Ted get in. The local elections results in Dublin West should be interesting I think.
Ted seems an ok guy despite his FG tag.

The rest are all tired old faces running again and again.

I have not seen or heard of any of these so-called representatives since the last local elections, so I won't be voting for any of them, if I vote at all.

All the present councilors are open border PC liberal types, and we badly need alternatives to their thinking.

I would like to see a few National and Irexit candidates running to give balance and a better choice to Dublin West voters.

All the present candidates have sold out to Brussels and the EU Global agenda and have lost the right to 'represent' us.

They represent only their EU globalist masters.
 

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Ted seems an ok guy despite his FG tag.

The rest are all tired old faces running again and again.

I have not seen or heard of any of these so-called representatives since the last local elections, so I won't be voting for any of them, if I vote at all.

All the present councilors are open border PC liberal types, and we badly need alternatives to their thinking.

I would like to see a few National and Irexit candidates running to give balance and a better choice to Dublin West voters.

All the present candidates have sold out to Brussels and the EU Global agenda and have lost the right to 'represent' us.

They represent only their EU globalist masters.
Run yourself than.
 

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Run yourself than.
Not interested in being a yes man for the councils. I run a business and have being crucified by commercial business rates voted in faithfully by these councilors at the behest of the County Manager.

These rates should only be 25% of what is being charged at present but the high rates are needed to house and supply services to our recent arrivals by their cheerleaders SF and PBP.

I would like to see a younger candidate show that the locals have developed a bit of cop on and a pair of balls to fight the globalist agenda of Coveney, Flanagan and Varadkar, et al.
 

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Not interested in being a yes man for the councils. I run a business and have being crucified by commercial business rates voted in faithfully by these councilors at the behest of the County Manager.

These rates should only be 25% of what is being charged at present but the high rates are needed to house and supply services to our recent arrivals by their cheerleaders SF and PBP.

I would like to see a younger candidate show that the locals have developed a bit of cop on and a pair of balls to fight the globalist agenda of Coveney, Flanagan and Varadkar, et al.
The National party may be more to your liking, and they standing anyone?
 

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The National party may be more to your liking, and they standing anyone?

Either one but I am more for Irexit, as the mess can only be cleaned up by joining with Britain and exiting the EU.

My wish is that one or both of these parties could put in a candidate there, as the area is the one most afflicted by the open borders migration.

A yellow vest candidate could run though, but that is more of a non-political movement against the imposition of the EU globalist agenda.

There is definitely a gap there for such a candidate, and it would take/break votes from the other established pro-EU runners.
 
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The rest are all tired old faces running again and again.

I have not seen or heard of any of these so-called representatives since the last local elections, so I won't be voting for any of them, if I vote at all.
Emer Currie is a new candidate. On your latter point- I have heard little or nothing from in no particular order 1) Mags Murray 2) Howard Mahony 3) Sandra Kavanagh and 4) Natalie Treacy- in the last five years. Howard Mahony canvassed my parents road a couple of days ago with Jack Chambers. When else has he been out on the doors in the last 5 years? Kieran Dennison is fairly active on Twitter recently- who wouldn't guess that an election is on seeing as we can expect to see him ignore it again after the LE's in May as he has done the last five years in general?
 

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Emer Currie is a new candidate. On your latter point- I have heard little or nothing from in no particular order 1) Mags Murray 2) Howard Mahony 3) Sandra Kavanagh and 4) Natalie Treacy- in the last five years. Howard Mahony canvassed my parents road a couple of days ago with Jack Chambers. When else has he been out on the doors in the last 5 years? Kieran Dennison is fairly active on Twitter recently- who wouldn't guess that an election is on seeing as we can expect to see him ignore it again after the LE's in May as he has done the last five years in general?

I have lived in this area for over 20 years and in that time I never met any of the main politicians apart from Joan Burton who definitely makes an effort and is prepared to spend time talking to you.

Her politics though, are not my cup of tea.

Once elected, the Councilors disappear into the Council offices to carry out the County Manager's dictate without showing any opposition to his decisions - rubber stampers more like.
 

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Howard Mahony canvassed my parents road a couple of days ago with Jack Chambers. When else has he been out on the doors in the last 5 years?
Oh, my mistake, Howard Mahony has been a councillor since 2016 not 2014. I still have heard little from him since 2016.
 

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I have not seen or heard of any of these so-called representatives since the last local elections, so I won't be voting for any of them, if I vote at all.
What level of activity are you expecting? It's a part-time job, and you can easily check their attendance at Council meetings and area committee meetings.
 

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Once elected, the Councilors disappear into the Council offices to carry out the County Manager's dictate without showing any opposition to his decisions - rubber stampers more like.
Rubbish. They all canvas, and they all interact with their communities. It's a part-time job, around which they're also expected to work in their main job, build a career, and since you're looking for young candidates, raise families as well. As for their interaction with the County Manager, why don't you attend some Council meetings and judge for yourself?
 

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Rubbish. They all canvas, and they all interact with their communities. It's a part-time job, around which they're also expected to work in their main job, build a career, and since you're looking for young candidates, raise families as well. As for their interaction with the County Manager, why don't you attend some Council meetings and judge for yourself?
I have attended council meetings and saw them in 'action'.

There was some politician on the other day talking about having elected Mayors to counteract the dominance of the County managers, so confirms what I have been inferring.

Most of them have only the one job 'trainee wannabe politicians'.
 

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There are going to be some big losers across the three wards in Dublin 15 in May!
 

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I think this is the only Aontu candidate in Fingal so far, is Gemma O'Doherty's movement running anybody?
Definitely, ACI, The National Party and Irexit should be running candidates to challenge the tired old guard open border globalist PC liberals we now have.

It is extremely important that they do not challenge each other but co-operate with the running of their candidates throughout all the constituencies. That would be the strategy to maximise their impact.
 

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I have attended council meetings and saw them in 'action'.

There was some politician on the other day talking about having elected Mayors to counteract the dominance of the County managers, so confirms what I have been inferring.

Most of them have only the one job 'trainee wannabe politicians'.
I heard some spokesperson saying a few days ago about taking the power away from the local county councilors to set the Local Property Tax from next year. He said houses have gone up in price since 2012 ,but nothing about the previous 8 years where house prices had more than halved.

Is that why they are talking about electing a Mayor to run each city, as then he will have the power to dictate policy.
 

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Definitely, ACI, The National Party and Irexit should be running candidates to challenge the tired old guard open border globalist PC liberals we now have.

It is extremely important that they do not challenge each other but co-operate with the running of their candidates throughout all the constituencies. That would be the strategy to maximise their impact.
Couldn't agree more, nothing better to put these clowns in their place than a dismal electoral performance.
 

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