Senator Fiona O'Malley-her future?

riker1969

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Just saw her on news . She was dealing with a filibuster over the civil partnership bill. Think she is a deputy chairperson of the senate. Last we heard of her it was rumoured she was running for FF in Dubllin South. I presume she wont touch the FF brand with a barge poll now. Any rumours on what she will do now? Glad to see her fellow senator and former PD leader (Cannon) now FG senator, voted for Kenny and thus paid de Bert back for nominating him to Senate!
 


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Just saw her on news . She was dealing with a filibuster over the civil partnership bill. Think she is a deputy chairperson of the senate. Last we heard of her it was rumoured she was running for FF in Dubllin South. I presume she wont touch the FF brand with a barge poll now. Any rumours on what she will do now? Glad to see her fellow former Pd leader (cannon) now FG senator, voted for Kenny and thus paid de Bert back for nominating him to Senate!
O'Malley is an extremist liberal and better off in Labour with her fellow travellers on the Left like Ivana Blacik.
 
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Just saw her on news . She was dealing with a filibuster over the civil partnership bill. Think she is a deputy chairperson of the senate. Last we heard of her it was rumoured she was running for FF in Dubllin South. I presume she wont touch the FF brand with a barge poll now. Any rumours on what she will do now? Glad to see her fellow former Pd leader (cannon) now FG senator, voted for Kenny and thus paid de Bert back for nominating him to Senate!
I don't think it's exactly bright. She knows FF is a lost cause. She won't join FG because of the family and even if she wanted to they wouldn't touch her with a ten foot poll. And I doubt she'd have some sort of a Damascus moment and follow Sexton into Labour (and from what I hear Sexton isn't that well regarded in Labour).

The end is nigh for the O'Malley dynasty.
 

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O'Malley is an extremist liberal and better off in Labour with her fellow travellers on the Left like Ivana Blacik.
Why or how do you classify her as an extremist liberal? Over abortion/civil partnership? What?
 

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Why or how do you classify her as an extremist liberal? Over abortion/civil partnership? What?

Not surprised what she would do,After all her father was kicked out of Fianna Fail by Haughey,
When the spoils of power was been divided up O Malley did not find it hard to put Haughey back in power.
 

riker1969

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What has she done??! Sorry re read post-now I got it. Labour might be a more natural home for her and if their vote holds high she might not be a bad candidate somewhere in Dublin. Assuming Alex white takes by election then perhaps Dublin South as his running mate?
 

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What has she done??! Sorry re read post-now I got it. Labour might be a more natural home for her and if their vote holds high she might not be a bad candidate somewhere in Dublin. Assuming Alex white takes by election then perhaps Dublin South as his running mate?
If Fiona O'Malley stood for the Labour Party, Dessie O'Malley would have a fatal seizure. So unlikely that she will stand for Labour I think.
 

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Wasn't she meant to take over the leadership of the PDs but the PDs inconveniently disappeared before she could do so? An FF candidature isn't what it used to be and she may have some competition in Labour for a nomination.

Regards...jmcc
 

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Labour seems like the only place she can go. Couldn't imagine her in any of the others
 

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What has she done??! Sorry re read post-now I got it. Labour might be a more natural home for her and if their vote holds high she might not be a bad candidate somewhere in Dublin. Assuming Alex white takes by election then perhaps Dublin South as his running mate?
Off the top of my head I can think of 2 cllrs n DS who would think otherwise.
 

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She'll never go to Labour or FG. It's FF or Indo. I think she'll try FF in 2012. If she fails she'll get renominated to the Seanad.
 
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If Fiona O'Malley stood for the Labour Party, Dessie O'Malley would have a fatal seizure. So unlikely that she will stand for Labour I think.
Good. That guy had to be the political equivalent of the ebola virus.
 

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She'll never go to Labour or FG. It's FF or Indo. I think she'll try FF in 2012. If she fails she'll get renominated to the Seanad.
Who'll re-nominate her? She'll have to be elected, FF won't be in gov, and I'm not sure FF cllrs would give her their vote.
 

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She'll never go to Labour or FG. It's FF or Indo. I think she'll try FF in 2012. If she fails she'll get renominated to the Seanad.
It is unlikely that she will be renominated as there will be too many FFers scurrying for the lifeboats.

Regards...jmcc
 

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Who'll re-nominate her? She'll have to be elected, FF won't be in gov, and I'm not sure FF cllrs would give her their vote.
You're beginning to sound like Rabbitte circa 2007. LOL!
 

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She might you know go to Labour stranger things have happened
Well most of the FF soft vote has ended up there so it is not unlikely. However it remains to be seen if Labour would want her.

Regards...jmcc
 
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No comrade. He was a true republican.
How exactly?

He was just a shoneen prat who not only abandoned any republican principles he had he led a party whose policies of zero regulation and regressive taxation were the root cause of the mess we are in.
 

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She probably has no future in politics but I think Lab is her natural home with the ideas she puts forward. I know it's a big jump from PD to Lab but her friend Ivania is in Lab also. It's the end of the line for the O'Malleys.
 


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