Mary Lou MacDonald not in the business of behaving like the Labour Party considers coalition after the next election

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Mary Lou MacDonald not in the business of behaving like the Labour Party considers coalition after the next election

If you need evidence of the waning power of Gerry Adams in Sinn Fein, look no further than his Vice President. Today she is happy to consider coalition after the next election. 18 months ago it was a different matter entirely.

There's enormous contrasts between the economic and political outlook 18 months ago and now. Surely Mary Lou has missed the boat. The years ahead look uncertain internationally and its not clear what the effect this will have on the 26 county economy. Surely her chance to have made an impact in the Dublin Government is already gone?

One school of thought is that as SF continues to drop in the polls it may at least make the party relevant

Or perhaps its all part of a cunning plan? SF know its chance is gone and don't want to be there at all so float the idea and find ways to avoid the political responsibility.

'Sinn Féin will not prop up a Fianna Fáil or Fine Gael government'

McDonald open to Sinn Féin being junior coalition partner
 


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If you need evidence of the waning power of Gerry Adams in Sinn Fein, look no further than his Vice President. Today she is happy to consider coalition after the next election. 18 months ago it was a different matter entirely.

There's enormous contrasts between the economic and political outlook 18 months ago and now. Surely Mary Lou has missed the boat. The years ahead look uncertain internationally and its not clear what the effect this will have on the 26 county economy. Surely her chance to have made an impact in the Dublin Government is already gone?

One school of thought is that as SF continues to drop in the polls it may at least make the party relevant

Or perhaps its all part of a cunning plan? SF know its chance is gone and don't want to be there at all so float the idea and find ways to avoid the political responsibility.

'Sinn Féin will not prop up a Fianna Fáil or Fine Gael government'

McDonald open to Sinn Féin being junior coalition partner
Mary Lou McDonald outside Leinster House: “We can only go into government when we are confident that we are in a position to deliver.” And from that Fiach Kelly and automaticforthepeople claims Mary Lou "McDonald open to Sinn Féin being junior coalition partner ...... is happy to consider coalition after the next election " :lol: :lol:

Jayus but P.ie goes down the toilet daily :lol:
 

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Mary Lou McDonald outside Leinster House: “We can only go into government when we are confident that we are in a position to deliver.” And from that Fiach Kelly and automaticforthepeople claims Mary Lou "McDonald open to Sinn Féin being junior coalition partner ...... is happy to consider coalition after the next election " :lol: :lol:

Jayus but P.ie goes down the toilet daily :lol:
Must be the water charges! Here she says SF won't enter government at any price. What bit of the word any do you not understand?

SF rules out coalition 'at any price' after poll gain | Irish Examiner
 

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Too many new SF voters bewildered by SF eschewing office after last election...fine for NI but not here.

This is finger in dyke to staunch the flow of these confused voters.
 
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' Sigh ' :) If SF are gagging to go into coalition with the Gombeen party's - then why the hell would the comic of record the IT or Penis O'Briens media etc be continually slurring and slandering week in week out !!!
 

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This could be fun now, how will the Shinners justify their participation in Government as a minority party? The ameliorative influence of their socialist policies?

Chuckles.
 

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She's jealous.
Michelle O'Neill has been pushed up the ladder into government at a fast pace. She's still sitting on the bottom step waiting on higher office while her party refuse point blank to prop other party up.
Perhaps she's fed up waiting.
 

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This could be fun now, how will the Shinners justify their participation in Government as a minority party? The ameliorative influence of their socialist policies?

Chuckles.
Sinn Fein have lots of experience justifying stuff. Also anything Mary L McD or anyone else says is cleared by the Army Council so no need to fret there. She is on message. The message might just be changing, again.
Tiocfaidh ár lá.
 
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It looks like Mary Louise has been reading up on Marxist principles. petunia
 

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politicians change, their views change, voters change, look at how pinnochio and michole, what have they said and changed, they even had to form a coalition due to their dread of the shinners, pinnochio had a go at adams the other day in the dail, the journal and breaking news had many mamny folks who did not take kindly to his 1950 politics
 

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Water charges have been stopped. Hav e we a Sinn Fein/Army Council government? Best sing along: Tiocfaidh ár lá
in n.i. also, the shinners put thro a bill the other day, i think there is a page in the derryman or some other publication, giving the good news to the voters, nice stroke coming up to an election, they seem to be learning well at desk of the trousering party an the failures who have their hand up their arsse
 

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If you need evidence of the waning power of Gerry Adams in Sinn Fein, look no further than his Vice President. Today she is happy to consider coalition after the next election. 18 months ago it was a different matter entirely.

There's enormous contrasts between the economic and political outlook 18 months ago and now. Surely Mary Lou has missed the boat. The years ahead look uncertain internationally and its not clear what the effect this will have on the 26 county economy. Surely her chance to have made an impact in the Dublin Government is already gone?

One school of thought is that as SF continues to drop in the polls it may at least make the party relevant

Or perhaps its all part of a cunning plan? SF know its chance is gone and don't want to be there at all so float the idea and find ways to avoid the political responsibility.

'Sinn Féin will not prop up a Fianna Fáil or Fine Gael government'

McDonald open to Sinn Féin being junior coalition partner
Let's face it the left (which is where SF like to think they are) blew it here big time.

If they couldn't monopolise and present an attactive coherent common sense left alternative after the crash - there's no hope for them.

And they didn't... not in an effective visionary way anyway.... so there's no hope for them now.

The eFFing traitors are resurgent and the Irish remain a conservative electorate unwilling to give the reins of Govt to the likes of Paul Murphy or Ruth Coppinger etc... because their 'vision' is... well... it's just not particularly appealing...

SF are going nowhere as you say... so realistically if they want some chance of influencing Government policies in the short-medium term... coalition has to be an option...

As for Mary Lou... eh... whatever...
 
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A trial balloon, or kite-flying (used in the UK and elsewhere), is information sent out to the media in order to observe the reaction of an audience. It can be used by companies sending out press releases to judge reaction by customers, or it can be used by politicians who deliberately leak information on a policy change under consideration. The term is of French origin.[1]
 

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Let's face it the left (which is where SF like to think they are) blew it here big time.

If they couldn't monopolise and present an attactive coherent common sense left alternative after the crash - there's no hope for them.

And they didn't... not in an effective visionary way anyway.... so there's no hope for them now.

The eFFing traitors are resurgent and the Irish remain a conservative electorate unwilling to give the reins of Govt to the likes of Sean Murphy or Ruth Coppinger etc... because their 'vision' is... well... it's just not particularly appealing...

SF are going nowhere as you say... so realistically if they want some chance of influencing Government policies in the short-medium term... coalition has to be an option...

As for Mary Lou... eh... whatever...
I think you mean Paul Murphy but however. Since the time of the late Sean Haughey and Tony Gregory, there has been a massive itinerant vote that has travelled to such sources as FF,. Labour, Sinn Fein the Workers Party, Sinn Fein the Army Council Party, PBP, AAA and so on. It has been itinerant because none of those parties has delivered what those transients wanted. One only has to think of Pat Rabitte extolling lying at elections.
Because the Army Council waged a dirty war against Irish interests: forging money, trying to destroy the horse stud industry, kidnapping and torturing business and retail leaders etc, they have nothing to offer on the economic front and it is the economy, stupid. Such is the rot that many of their top TDs have been linked to some of Ireland's grizzly murders.

Whither Sinn Fein? Who knows? Their fate will largely be determined by Fianna Fail, Fine Gael and all law abiding people working together to sideline them. No matter how grand they may appear stealing the toilet rolls and print cartridges is their true level
 

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A trial balloon, or kite-flying (used in the UK and elsewhere), is information sent out to the media in order to observe the reaction of an audience. It can be used by companies sending out press releases to judge reaction by customers, or it can be used by politicians who deliberately leak information on a policy change under consideration. The term is of French origin.[1]
The murder gang did the same in Belfast when they sent Tom Hartley along to a Poppy Day gig to see how it would go. Hartley did not like being the sacrificial lamb so Adams made him an offer....
 


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