Ireland General election 2020: Voting Day and Results.



NYCKY

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They are not taking the Sinn Fein Vote Well. Brexit and Trump stuff for them !

It really is Chutzpah for Fianna Fail AND Fine Gael to suggest they won't talk to Sinn Fein. Based on these numbers they are all bunched together on similar vote totals and probably broadly similar seat amounts (time will tell on that).

SF got almost a quarter of the votes and to suggest you won't talk to them is crazy and disrespects the voters choices. Twenty years ago Sinn Fein had one TD, now if these exit polls are accurate, the party should be comparable to both FF and FG. If they had one or two percent and were some fringe group, you can ignore them but both FF and FG need to engage and at least engage in dialogue in good faith.
 

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If the exit poll holds through hard to see how any kind of a stable government can be formed unless FF and FG take the plunge and finally go into coalition together , which also looks unlikely.

Surely one of them will have to business with SF sooner or later, both leaders have said they won't. If it were to happen now the most likely scenario is Martin to step down and the new FF leader do a deal with SF.
 

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If the exit poll holds through hard to see how any kind of a stable government can be formed unless FF and FG take the plunge and finally go into coalition together , which also looks unlikely.

Surely one of them will have to business with SF sooner or later, both leaders have said they won't. If it were to happen now the most likely scenario is Martin to step down and the new FF leader do a deal with SF.

Looking at these number and it remains to be seen where the seats fall but it's not inconceivable that any two of the three main parties could come together and loop in one of the smaller parties (Greens, Labour, Aontu etc,) for a stable/working majority. At some point the three main parties are going to have to bite the bullet (excuse the pun) and formally jump into a political bed with someone.

The days of Fianna Fail and Fine Gael commanding a combined 90+% of the vote are long gone and not coming back. That reality needs to be realized.
 

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SPIN ABOUT VARADKAR 'CLAWING BACK' - BORIS AND LEO ARE SHARING BRITISH BITTERS TODAY


February 09 2020 02:30 AM


Wayne O'Connor, Barry Egan and Anne Lucey


"But the country is now facing the prospect of a hung Dail once the votes are counted. Lengthy government formation talks are likely to follow.​
"Fine Gael (22.4pc) Sinn Fein (22.3pc) and Fianna Fail (22.3pc) are level in terms of public support, according to the exit poll conducted by Ipsos MRBI for RTE, TG4 the Irish Times and UCD.​
 

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How many times will we hear this, or similar " S/he was a hard working T.D. they will be sorely missed ". If Sunday is a long day at the count then Monday will be an eternity.
This is code for, " they have Gathered a great set of Pensions and fook you anyway voters "
 

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SPIN ABOUT VARADKAR 'CLAWING BACK' - BORIS AND LEO ARE SHARING BRITISH BITTERS TODAY


February 09 2020 02:30 AM


Wayne O'Connor, Barry Egan and Anne Lucey


"But the country is now facing the prospect of a hung Dail once the votes are counted. Lengthy government formation talks are likely to follow.​
"Fine Gael (22.4pc) Sinn Fein (22.3pc) and Fianna Fail (22.3pc) are level in terms of public support, according to the exit poll conducted by Ipsos MRBI for RTE, TG4 the Irish Times and UCD.​
Varadkar and Michaél are Irelands “ Two Theresa Mays "

Maybe the Two Theresa’s will amalgamate ! !
 

ShoutingIsLeadership

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Yates on Newstalk now. Dobbo and Genuinely on RTE 1. Morning Ireland on the radio and News Now. The B team on Virgin.
 

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Varadkar and Michaél are Irelands “ Two Theresa Mays "

Maybe the Two Theresa’s will amalgamate ! !
Varadkar lacked the political killer instinct or he would have exploited Brexit and called a General Election in November in tandem with the British General Election, Fine Gael had an excellent Brexit. Also, he would have taken advantage of the difficulties in Fianna Fail over button-gate.

Micheal needs to lose Eoghan Harris as an 'adviser', back in 2016 they should have accepted Simon Coveney's generous offer of coalition government with a rotating Taoiseach. Fianna Fail will never be viewed as a party of protest, Fianna Fail need to be in Government in order gain altitude after the implosion in 2011.
FF under Martin would not have ameliorated the worst aspects of FG like its dislike for active government to solve housing, transport and congestion issues, that would require a new FF leader.
The two Theresa's should come together anyway.
 
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caulfield-the-yank

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Stop the presses! A political earthquake in the making! Cork North-West, three seats, has elected two Moynihans (FF) and Michael Creed (FG). I think that is where I will go to live in retirement.
 


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