70 something TDs are not the majority of 4.7 million population. You can say they have around 49% of the vote, but the farce of putting Richard Bruton back on the ticket when he had been deselected by the local party underlines that candidate selection is in reality controlled by the party bosses - the party elites.The majority can't be the elite.
Absolutely, and that agility and health is completely natural, nothing to do with any rumored Sinn Féin cybernetic programs using genetic engineering and robotics to create eternal life, completely natural, in fact I'm wonder why you care to comment on Gerry's fitness and health given that it is completely within normal parameters for a human being of his age, is that spryness not normal for normal human beings?Shinners should be happy.
I stood a foot away from Adams when I was last in the town some weeks ago. Wow, he's very agile and fit and looked in the very best of health which surprised me.
A guy in the AAA - PBP told me the message internally been put about is "let's hold onto what we have and we'll worry about increasing later". Especially Coppinger wants to protect her fiefdom at all costs. SF will continue to be anchored by Adams, no sign of him stepping down.Looking at the long-term game, what all the various polling companies relate is that only the parties with substantive nationwide constituency networks (FG, FF, SF) are capable of electoral traction. Lab and Greens will need 1-2 electoral cycles to rebuild their grassroots, the SDs will require the same time period to complete and strengthen theirs (especially outside Dublin), and while AAA-PBP are a noticeable presence in Dublin and Cork City, their rural ground game leaves much to be desired. So, don't expect any radical voter shifts until 2025 at the earliest.