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Hayes Retires...Who will FG run in 2019 for Europe in Dublin?

drjimryan2

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Just announced.......

hayes has been active since 1993 and at 49 is retiring to take up a Ceo position.......

Maybe James Reilly will run.........

Fun and games....
 
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crossman

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Either way Hayes is a big loss to FG and Irish politics. I suspect he knew Bruton intends to run again.
 

PBP voter

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Doesnt matter who FG run. They will get elected.

It's gone from a 3 seater to a 4 seater.

2.2million in wages and expenses over the 5 years. They will be queuing up to get the nomination.
 

Golden Phoenix

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But who will get elected in the Peter Casey/Protest Vote/Alternative Voice category?
 

PBP voter

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But who will get elected in the Peter Casey/Protest Vote/Alternative Voice category?
Impossible to say. Casey has shown that things can change quickly.

Also in the European elections the voters are always open to voting indo.
 

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Nessa Childers is also standing down so we'll only have one incumbent in Lynn Boylan.

She'll get less votes this time out as the SF brand is no longer the bright young thing it was.

REally going to depend on the quality of candidates run.. EURO elections are always an outlier.

Will Yanis Varoufakis run a Dublin candidate on his DIEM25 list?

The right candidate could be in with a chance

Varoufakis: A Greek bearing a gift to challenge EU politics - Independent.ie

He was in Rome last week for the launch of "European Spring", the campaign slogan with which his DiEM25 transnational, progressive party intends to contest next summer's Euro-elections, fielding candidates in France, Germany, Italy, Denmark, Poland, Ireland and maybe elsewhere. (DiEM25, by the way, stands for Democracy In Europe 2025)
 

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I reckon

1. SF
2. FG
3. FF
4. Scrap between Green / Labour/ PBP etc
 

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Jobs for the boys. He''s done his part for the elite and making the working classes pay for the mistakes of the banks and now he's been rewarded.
 

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Jobs for the boys. He''s done his part for the elite and making the working classes pay for the mistakes of the banks and now he's been rewarded.
A poster-boy for Neo-Liberal policies and role model for Leo....:mad2:
 

locke

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I reckon

1. SF
2. FG
3. FF
4. Scrap between Green / Labour/ PBP etc
I'm more inclined to

1. SF
2. FG.
3. Lab/Green/Soc Dem/Centre Left Independent
4. Scrap between FF and PBP/Solidarity

FF's Dublin vote really doesn't seem to have recovered.
 

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I'm more inclined to

1. SF
2. FG.
3. Lab/Green/Soc Dem/Centre Left Independent
4. Scrap between FF and PBP/Solidarity

FF's Dublin vote really doesn't seem to have recovered.
I hope you are right!

I reckon FF are going to recover in Dublin somewhat, love to be proved wrong.
 

locke

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I hope you are right!

I reckon FF are going to recover in Dublin somewhat, love to be proved wrong.
And with you sharing your user name with the ALDE group leader...

But if ever an Irish party only vaguely shared ideology with their European Parliament group, FF are definitely it.
 

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Have to say well able to speak on brexit! I was impressed at a discussion on the topic he knew his stuff! He is right to put family first better than being a politician for years!
 

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No
Pat Cox or Ronan O'Gara. Or something along the axis between those two. Actually if Pat Cox and Ronan O'Gara were allowed to breed they'd probably deliver the perfect candidate.
 

Lumpy Talbot

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No
Bit creepy but offset by association with sporting prowess.
 

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And with you sharing your user name with the ALDE group leader...

But if ever an Irish party only vaguely shared ideology with their European Parliament group, FF are definitely it.
Indeed.. I know the ALDE was a struggle for many Fianna Failers.

Didn't yer man from Cork, Brian Crowley, refuse to move to ALDE and join the hard right ECR group instead?
 

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Pat Cox or Ronan O'Gara. Or something along the axis between those two. Actually if Pat Cox and Ronan O'Gara were allowed to breed they'd probably deliver the perfect candidate.
In Munster maybe..
 


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