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Local Elections Sligo Borough Council


redone

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I was wondering what your predictions are for the local Elections Sligo Borough Council , will there be lots of new faces .
 

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Not really. Can't see many changes, FF may lose that second North Ward seat, and it remains to be seen if McGarry's tide is gone out or not. Them aside, same again pretty much.

Little word on selecting candidates mind you. Who will FG run in the North, and FF running mates in East and West?
 

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Guys there is already a thread for local elections in sligo. Look under connacht/Ulster. This is a sinnfein area, so if you want to talk about sligo local elections, do so about sinnfein candidates
 

redone

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Do people think the 3 sinn fein councillors will be re elected to sligo borough council. ?
 

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Much better redone. As a Sligo Voter, I think that all 3 should retain their seats in the Borough and co.co elections. They have worked hard during the last 5 years.
Sean MacManus is a tireless worker in his community.
I believe his son is cut from the same cloth, They say the apple doesnt fall far from the tree!
 

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And don't forget Sean MacManus's other son (also named Seán I believe), an IRA volunteer killed on active service. Beirfidh Bua!
 

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And don't forget Sean MacManus's other son (also named Seán I believe), an IRA volunteer killed on active service. Beirfidh Bua!
His name was Joseph (no offence about your error) and he lost his life on A/S in Feb 1987 in Fermanagh. Will Sinn Fein increase their % share of the vote here?
 

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Actually he lost his life on the 5th of february 1992.
Quite possible to increase vote in sligo with Gibbons running in north sligo
 

redone

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Gibbons is the biggest threat to all the candidates running in north Sligo who at the moement feel very insecure about their seats and if the Sinn Fein party knows what it's about it's Gibbons they will put their full support behind if they want to acheive a seat in Sligo North Leitrim in a General election. He is a worker for the people and he is going places . People of Sligo North Leitrim watch the progress of this man . ! He is a people person and the only true socialist in politics he dosen't participate in junkets heis not an ambitious politition but he does stand for what he beleives in people first.
 

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Redone, your views on gibbons chances seem quite strong. While I would expect an increse in his vote possibly getting elected. I wouldnt be so certain. Dyou you know if there is much happening in the cumann in Sligo?
 

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To the best of my knowledge Gibbons has been chipping away and building support in North Sligo over the last number of years and the support he has out there on the ground is unreal . Other Councillors who ran in 2004 gained because Gibbons wasn't running they are worried now because Gibbons will be taking back those votes .
On the question of the Cuman both in the North Ward and North Sligo the cumans are very active and are building from strength to strength under the leadership of Gibbons he has an active number of members ready and trained in election strategy and trained to canvass for him l would reckon when the initial canvass starts his election machine will be second to none .
 

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Redone, your views on gibbons chances seem quite strong. While I would expect an increse in his vote possibly getting elected. I wouldnt be so certain. Dyou you know if there is much happening in the cumann in Sligo?

Redone is right on this one I think. Gibbons should take a seat here. Would be very surprised if he didnt. Would have won it last time out if he ran.

OnTheBall:
Sean MacManus is a tireless worker in his community.
I believe his son is cut from the same cloth, They say the apple doesnt fall far from the tree!
Not in this case. The two couldnt be more diferent. Sean is a hard worker. Chris is the complete opposite. The only thing going in his favour is that FF is going to lose out big time and it should probably be enough for him to hold off a second FF seat in his ward.
 

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Redone, your views on gibbons chances seem quite strong. While I would expect an increse in his vote possibly getting elected. I wouldnt be so certain. Dyou you know if there is much happening in the cumann in Sligo?
Arthur is a cert to get elected. He is a decent and genuine guy living in a part of Sligo that has seen and will unfortuntely will see more problems such as unemployment in the next few months. His track record on local issues is second to none and even die hard blueshirts would agree that Arthur will pull votes from everywhere.
If SF had any sense they would pick Arthur to be their GE candidate as McManus has had enough chances and bombed last time out. The McManus fiefdom probably will not allow that though and Sean is grooming Chris as his heir apparent, allegedly.
I doubt though that Arthur would allow his name go forward as GE candidate as he is more of a local issues man.
 

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I would have to agree with you with Arthur Gibbons what you see is what you get you don't see him prancing around in fancy suits he feels more comfortable with a pair of jeans he dosent look down his nose at his constituants and he treats every body with the diginity they deserve people feel very easy around Arthur Gibbons regardless of politics his personality shines through when he represents someone they can be sure that he will do his utmost to deliver what you see is what you get. a true socialist . !
 

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Now that we are agreed that Arthur is a cert to get re-elected and is an all round decent guy, is there any truth to the rumour that Gerry Casey may stand for éirígí in Sligo No 3 West and damage Sean McManus. Could Gerry himself who is a member of P.ie please confirm or deny the rumour.
 
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In relation to Gerry Casey , Gerry Casey if he ran may not take a seat but he would do considerable damage to Sean Mc Manus in the West Ward .! Gerry Casey may be gone from Sinn Fein but he would still contain a huge amount of personal respect from the Shinners and shinner supporters within the West Ward who would see Gerry as the most genuine republican who never lost the true values and beleifs of socialist republicism .!There is a huge amount of discontention amoung die hard shinners who would rally behind Gerry Casey if he ran for election and it would split the Sinn Fein organisation down the middle these people are waiting in the sidelines anticipating a candidate of Gerry Casey's stature to run and give them true direction and leadership . !
 

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Maybe thats what SF need, a good kick in the ass, especially in Sligo Nr 3 West. Look at what Gerry Mooney did in 2004, nearly 200 FPV's on the strength of living locally and pissed off with the way he was treated, ( shouldn't have left that CO-Op mix and ammo out in the coal shed Gerry ). If Gerry Casey ran, I believe he would could get 350+ FPV's if he declared his hand and started canvassing now. The quota last time out was 631.
He could just scrape in and get the last seat on the strength of Government dissconsent, unemployment, time for real change etc.
 
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redone

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In relation to Gerry Casey and the impact he would have in the local elections 2009 l would have to agree with you ( Will Gerry be the black horse in this race ) if so l am putting my money on him.
 

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In relation to Gerry Casey and the impact he would have in the local elections 2009 l would have to agree with you ( Will Gerry be the black horse in this race ) if so l am putting my money on him.
Wouldn't it be great craic if Gerry ran and outpolled Jimmy McGarry, if he (Jimmy), had the balls to run in the first place. Stranger things have happened...
 

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Has ( Jimmy ) declared that he is going to run this time around would he have the balls seing that all the odds are stacked up against him people are seeing him for what he really is a nasty little bit of work everybody knows Jimmy's history and the devasting effect and the disgraceful vote he got in the 2007 general election , Brian Scanlon who didn't even canvass practically matched Jimmy's vote when a prat like Scanlon who dosen't know what party he should be with gave Jimmy a run for his money what chance does poor jimmy stand . ! :)
 
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