- Feb 16, 2018
You can spin it any way you like, but the election results speak for themselves.I doubt if Sean Kyne will make it, with the seats going...
Sad to see a racist and liar like Grealish re-elected, but he did not get an anti-refugee vote - only 1% in the Exit Poll indicated an issue with Immigration. His longer involvement in the constituency and opposition orientation swung it for him.
I have plenty of friends and relatives in the constituency, and I could have told Sean Kyne he was in trouble before polling day, if he had asked me. I got the same message when I was there over the weekend.You can spin it any way you like, but the election results speak for themselves.
If we were going by published opinion polls and exit polls, Kyne would be elected and Grealish would rejected.
But we ain't.
I think TG4 are kind when they use the word "fluent" there.Updated: 23 fluent Irish speakers elected so far.
We may see the astounding gyrations of a Rotating Taoiseach.Someone on RTE suggesting FF and SF may both get 37 seats. Who then would be Taoiseach?
Last Wicklow seat between Stephen Donnelly (FF) and Andrew Doyle (FG). Ex FF TD and current Independent candidate Joe Behan's transfers could decide it.
There is a long history of inaccurate polling in that constituency. I'm not sure what the reason is. Maybe the sample sizes (which are normally around 500) is the reason, because the smaller the sample, the smaller the margin of error.So much for the TG4 poll of SD and Greens being in the running!
Well Micheal Martin's Irish sounded very good yesterday in Dail Eireann.I think TG4 are kind when they use the word "fluent" there.
I doubt if Mary Lou could hold a serious conversation in Irish.
There's a reason TG4 didn't have a leaders' debate - they couldn't find 2 leaders with fluent Irish.