Would think that those of the 'disadvantaged' are even more depressed and it is high time that overseas aid was re-directed to our own people who need development assistance.We live in a very divided country. Even in Castleknock Village next to me you can see all the restaurants busy with people. Then if you get a (Dublin) bus which mostly services disadvantaged areas and thus (although I think we should have a debate on how we define disadvantaged people and areas as distinct from general working class areas and people whose term I think should also be questioned) mostly disadvantaged people it is like you are in a parallel world. It's depressing. And I say this as someone who can relate to both camps.
Its too far out for polls to mean anything. We have a slight give away budget which should boost FG/Lab but then come the water charges and instead of ************************ being flushed it will hit the fan. Its really going to depend if people feel better in 2016-if economy is on the upswing. House boom in Dublin will help-and yes it is a boom.
Ill call it now FG 45-50 seats seats. FF 35-40 seats. SF 35 seats. Labour 15-20 seats
Important to remember-Dail boundaries being redrawn so even if FG vote had remained steady they would have lost about 8 seats anyway. Plus I think there are two less dail seats?