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Rumour around Nenagh is that Sinn Fein Councillor Seamus Morris is to resign/has resigned from the Party and is looking to go Independent. Anyone know anything about this, reasons etc?
 


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Interesting.

I know "ROC" is gone from SF but he'd surely know from his uncle.
 

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They likely have some else lined up for the upcoming GE now that he has all the donkey work done building things up.
 

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ROC used post here, but not of late. He had good inside knowledge and seemed reasonable,he might throw light on subject.
 

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SF do that,if someone better comes along at end of the day.
Not really, conventions still rule the day when it comes to candidate selection, all HQ can direct is the number of candidates run in the strategy. Such was the high number of existing Female candidates, HQ didn't even have to interfere with local selections last year which I know caused ructions in the other parties.
 

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ROC used post here, but not of late. He had good inside knowledge and seemed reasonable,he might throw light on subject.
Yeah, ROC was a good poster. He didn't blindly subscribe to any party line.
 

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Rumour around Nenagh is that Sinn Fein Councillor Seamus Morris is to resign/has resigned from the Party and is looking to go Independent. Anyone know anything about this, reasons etc?
The uncle of "ROC" is actually best positioned to take a seat for SF in Tipperary.
He's from the Cashel area.
 

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Didn't Morris get himself into hot water with SF a few years back over some comments of his ? Can't find it online, but think it was him.
 

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rumour around nenagh is that sinn fein councillor seamus morris is to resign/has resigned from the party and is looking to go independent. Anyone know anything about this, reasons etc?
how well did he do in the last election
 

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SF do that,if someone better comes along at end of the day.
Eamon Coughlan worked out well in Dublin West, didn't he?

Catherine Noone (No-One) worked out well there too,eh?

Bet Councillors Eithne Loftus, Ted Leddy, Kieran Dennison, Philip O'Callaghan and Candidates Maria McGrail and Henry Minogue were really pleased with the Parachute crew.
 

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Eamon Coughlan worked out well in Dublin West, didn't he?

Catherine Noone (No-One) worked out well there too,eh?

Bet Councillors Eithne Loftus, Ted Leddy, Kieran Dennison, Philip O'Callaghan and Candidates Maria McGrail and Henry Minogue were really pleased with the Parachute crew.
Keep on running away,
You'll be fine.
 

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Prior to leaving SF I would have agreed but bizarrely he became a lot more of a partisan hack afterwards.
some bit of truth in that. He probably regretted leaving at time when they were not doing well.
 

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Eamon Coughlan worked out well in Dublin West, didn't he?

Catherine Noone (No-One) worked out well there too,eh?

Bet Councillors Eithne Loftus, Ted Leddy, Kieran Dennison, Philip O'Callaghan and Candidates Maria McGrail and Henry Minogue were really pleased with the Parachute crew.
did Loftus not get a run. Look at way SF dumped Sen Reilly in Cavan/Monaghan when she did not win in 2016
 

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It appears that people leave parties all the time...........

Labour:

2011

1. Granard town councillor Tommy Stokes resigned from the party in October, saying he had become “disillusioned” with Labour in the seven months since it entered coalition. He even revealed his intentions to vote for Seán Gallagher and not Michael D Higgins as president.

2. In November, Clonmel councillor Gabrielle Egan quit Labour, saying that she did not feel comfortable with the decisions the party was making in government, less than a year after it had entered coalition.

3. Macroom town councillor Con Foley quit the party in December of that year, saying that it had continued the policies of the previous administration since going into government with Fine Gael, a move he had not originally been in favour of.

4. New Ross town councillor Bobby Dunphy resigned from Labour over the coalition’s first Budget which he described as the “last straw” in December of that year. Dunphy later resigned from the council altogether resulting in the seat reverting back to Labour who co-opted one of its members on to it. Dunphy said this was part of an agreement with local Labour members and said his gripe was with the party’s “top brass”.

2012

5. Things were relatively quiet until April of last year when Mary Loftus, the mayor of Tuam, quit the party, saying part of the reason was Labour’s performance in government. She also referred scathingly to Finance Minister Michael Noonan as a “moron”.

6. Ennis town councillor Paul O’Shea tendered his resignation from the party in September over “draconian cuts” to home and community care.

7. South Tipperary county councillor Darren Ryan resigned in November, saying that Labour had “forgotten its founders and birthplace”.

8. Fellow South Tipp councillor Billy Bourke also resigned that month, citing disillusionment with the party and the lack of opposition to the abolition of town councils.

9. Clonakilty-based councillor Aidan Pendlebury resigned in December – one of a number to quit over the Budget – citing the “constant refusal” of the parliamentary party to listen to councillors.

10. Also that month, former Progressive Democrats TD and Longford town councillor Mae Sexton, left the Labour just two years after she joined it, citing concerns over the Budget.

11. Midleton town councillor Tom Cashman hit out at Labour’s broken promises and also the decisions in relation to the Budget when he resigned in the same month.

2013

12. The year began with Wexford councillor and former mayor David Hynes hitting out at the party, resigning over its policy in government. He said Labour was turning its back on the people it claimed to represent.

13. In March, Tipperary County councillor Bobby Fitzgerald resigned his seat and as a member of Labour telling of his concerns over the party losing “its core values”.

14. Balbriggan town councillor Gráinne Kilmurry left the party around April or May of this year, but did not publicly comment at the time. A Labour spokesperson confirmed her departure, saying she had become disengaged. Kilmurry could not be reached for comment.

15. This summer and autumn has been a bloodbath for Labour with a raft of resignations. In May, Limerick city councillor and mayor Gerry McLoughlin quit the party, identifying a lack of support for projects in his community.

16 and 17. In June two members of Wicklow County Council, Tom Fortune and Barry Nevin, resigned after the Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore failed to respond to their request for a meeting. Fortune said that the leadership had “totally lost touch” with councillors.

18. Also that month, Galway County councillor Shaun Cunniffe also left the party but it wasn’t austerity which did it for him, rather it was the party’s position on abortion and the decision to legislate for the X Case.

19. In July, Meath county councillor Jenny McHugh defected to Fianna Fáil, saying it had become increasingly clear that Fianna Fáil and not Labour shared her values.

20. The former mayor of Fingal County Council Cian O’Callaghan also resigned in July saying that Labour was lacking a backbone. “Of course, there has to be compromises,” he said of coalition. “But it hasn’t been fair at all.”

21. In September, Newbridge town councillor Damian Molyneaux said he was “disillusioned with the whole lot” when he resigned in September.

22. Also in Kildare that month, the party lost Athy town councillor and mayor Thomas Redmond, who defected to Sinn Féin and criticised Labour’s “lies” and “broken promises”.

23. In October, Skibbereen town councillor Frank Fahy said he would never run for Labour again, claiming all it had achieved in government was to become “more arrogant than Fianna Fáil”. Though he has not technically quit the party, he told TheJournal.ie that he has “every intention of resigning” and indicated he would do so at the next available opportunity.

24. In the same month, Donegal county councillor and former mayor Frank McBrearty Jr resigned from Labour, citing broken promises by the party.

25. Also in October, Killarney town councillor and former mayor Seán O’Grady criticised the party’s abandonment of “red line issues”, saying the people paying the price of austerity are the ones the party has historically protected.

26. Dublin city councillor Paddy Bourke resigned from the party.

27. Wicklow county councillor Jimmy O’Shaugnessy also quit the party in October, citing the Budget as “the last straw for me”.

2014

28. South Dublin mayor and councillor Dermot Looney quit the party in January saying he stands “diametrically opposed to government policy“.

29. Mallow town councillor Jerry Mullally resigned from Labour in the same month citing the party having “led people astray” and “broken promises” while in government.


I bet it is a LOT bigger now.
 


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