Is a candidate from Cork electable as Taoiseach?

thejuggler

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Simon Coveney's failure to win the recent FG leadership battle got me thinking. Is a candidate from Cork likely to gain the backing of enough voters/TD's to be elected Taoiseach?
FG aside this would have implications for Micheal Martin's hopes too.
Are Corkonians disliked/distrusted by a significant percentage of the population?
Jack Lynch's period in office was a looooong time ago
 


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The last ones were from Mayo and Offaly so, I guess it's possible.
 

Happycamping

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Leo was just a better liar than Simon. Will be interesting to see if he can keep everyone happy.
 

Socratus O' Pericles

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De reel Taoiseach was from Cork.
 

Herr Rommel

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Simon won the popular vote within his own party so that should answer the question in the OP.
 

ruserious

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You see to the ears of a Corkman, the idea of a "Cork Taoiseach" summons images of an Independent Cork Republic led by the PROC Taoiseach.
 
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The Corkwegian fell short.
An expectable outcome, given where he hails from.
Shouldn't be too expensive to build a small bridge and get over it.
 

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They tend to very bad with money. The last time a Corkman was Taoiseach he bankrupted the country. Still, better Simon than Leo.
 

Cruimh

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The Corkwegian fell short.
An expectable outcome, given where he hails from.
Shouldn't be too expensive to build a small bridge and get over it.
I wonder how much of Leo's success was down to his coming out?
The Public are not used to honesty and openness .....

In the past it would have been the kiss of death for his career, but these days?
 

culmore

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The last Cork Taoiseach took rates from houses and road tax from cars and fuc- ked up the Country. Never again.
 

ger12

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Simon Coveney's failure to win the recent FG leadership battle got me thinking. Is a candidate from Cork likely to gain the backing of enough voters/TD's to be elected Taoiseach?
FG aside this would have implications for Micheal Martin's hopes too.
Are Corkonians disliked/distrusted by a significant percentage of the population?
Jack Lynch's period in office was a looooong time ago
Simon Coveney picked up 7,051 votes from members, while Leo Varadkar won 3,772 votes.

Yes, a candidate from Cork is electable as Taoiseach.
 

ger12

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I wonder how much of Leo's success was down to his coming out?
The Public are not used to honesty and openness .....

In the past it would have been the kiss of death for his career, but these days?
It's trendy (and I was an advocate for gay rights and SSM long before it was remotely trendy). While I genuinely believe it wasn't easy for him to come out, times had changed after the Greens introduced civil partnership. I canvassed in 2011 in Leo's constituency for another candidate who happens to be gay and that was used against him by Leo's people.
 
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I wonder how much of Leo's success was down to his coming out?
The Public are not used to honesty and openness .....

In the past it would have been the kiss of death for his career, but these days?
Whereas, being Corkwegian remains the kiss of death it always has been.
 


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