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Is Ireland a right-winged country or a left-wing country?


Helium Three

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your writing style is strangely familiar moloney. What do the letters JK mean to you?
 

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It's a Centred country. Centrist parties FF and FG have around 70%+ of the vote. But it's to the economic Right of most Western EU states in terms of economic management, though economically slightly to the Left of Britain due to the large public-sector in Ireland.
 

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Mozalini said:
Right-winged? Classic.

Over 70% of us voted for perceived centre-right parties last year, I'd say that's enough discussion.
FF is hardly centre-right given its traditional cosiness with the unions. Remember Dermo Ahern speaking out against privatisation of the ESB a few yrs back.
 

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FutureTaoiseach said:
Mozalini said:
Right-winged? Classic.

Over 70% of us voted for perceived centre-right parties last year, I'd say that's enough discussion.
FF is hardly centre-right given its traditional cosiness with the unions. Remember Dermo Ahern speaking out against privatisation of the ESB a few yrs back.
So FF against privitisation are they? Funny way of showing it. Anyway I said perceived, I don't believe either are but that's what they tell you in college unfortunately.
 
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Re: Is Ireland a right-winged country or a left-wing country

A bird never flew on one wing
 

A_man_about_a_dog

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Neither. Your average Irish person would probably not identify with either left or right but would embrace aspects of both. So I think centrist would be the fairest label you could use.
 

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Re: Is Ireland a right-winged country or a left-wing country

Gimpanzee said:
A bird never flew on one wing
True, but a plane can fly on 1 engine.
 

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Fr. Dougal McGuire said:
Ireland has wings?
And an extra absorbent top sheet to retain that fresh feeling all day.
 

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FutureTaoiseach said:
Mozalini said:
Right-winged? Classic.

Over 70% of us voted for perceived centre-right parties last year, I'd say that's enough discussion.
FF is hardly centre-right given its traditional cosiness with the unions. Remember Dermo Ahern speaking out against privatisation of the ESB a few yrs back.
i woud say that FF is a right-winged party now-economically yes
and it s conservative
 

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FutureTaoiseach said:
Mozalini said:
Right-winged? Classic.

Over 70% of us voted for perceived centre-right parties last year, I'd say that's enough discussion.
FF is hardly centre-right given its traditional cosiness with the unions. Remember Dermo Ahern speaking out against privatisation of the ESB a few yrs back.
Has that stopped them from pursuing a privatisation agenda? No....
 

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CookieMonster said:
Fr. Dougal McGuire said:
Ireland has wings?
And an extra absorbent top sheet to retain that fresh feeling all day.

On the ball as usual Cookie! ;)
 

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CookieMonster said:
Fr. Dougal McGuire said:
Ireland has wings?
And an extra absorbent top sheet to retain that fresh feeling all day.
Wrapped around limerick?
 

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The Trinity Politick said:
FutureTaoiseach said:
Mozalini said:
Right-winged? Classic.

Over 70% of us voted for perceived centre-right parties last year, I'd say that's enough discussion.
FF is hardly centre-right given its traditional cosiness with the unions. Remember Dermo Ahern speaking out against privatisation of the ESB a few yrs back.
Has that stopped them from pursuing a privatisation agenda? No....
Compared to the UK it has been an incredibly slow process. It took then 9 yrs to privatise Aer Lingus. They clearly are a Centrist party economically. Otherwise they would have gone the whole hog like the Conservatives in the 80's and sold off nearly all the semi-states.
 
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