- Aug 2, 2006
I couldn't see a thread on this although I'd be surprised if there aren't any.
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You reckon? Michael Lowry is still doing pretty well. The sad reality is that many people really don't give a damn about politicians having sticky fingers and the O'Donoghue expenses story will probably be long forgotten by the time the next GE comes round. In any event he'll be automatically returned as the CC so it's academic anyway.Well not John O'Donoghue's seat in Kerry anyway. Unless he has the morals to resign over the expenses scandal. One definite seat for them so. Sorry, haven't a clue about where they might lose seats, but a hell of a lot I sincerely hope.
That's what I meant about JOD, he is CC. and automatically returned (unless he has the cojones to resign that is!)You reckon? Michael Lowry is still doing pretty well. The sad reality is that many people really don't give a damn about politicians having sticky fingers and the O'Donoghue expenses story will probably be long forgotten by the time the next GE comes round. In any event he'll be automatically returned as the CC so it's academic anyway.
Hope I'm not being pedantic but I disagree on some of those; Carlow Kilkenny seat will be green lost to FG (Carlow votes for Carlow candidate) but FF lose to Labour in KilkennySeats in Danger of being lost (From Last Election)
Bobby Alyward or MJ Nolan in Carlow Kilkenny to FG
Mary Hanifan or Barry Andrews in Dun Laoghaire to PBP
Joe Behan in Wicklow to Ind
there are down the fitzpatrick seat will be amazed if they keep it I'd say murphy will run and take it off him. Brady will not top the poll like last time but should keep her seatThey'll lose one in Kildare North. There are two FF TDs there. Michael Fitzpatrick who has been FF here for years, former councilor, former Mayor and so on. There is also Aine Brady who has been FF for about 20 minuites before teh election, former Kitt, possibly still a schoolteacher... the embodyment of everything that is wrong with Fianna Fail.
Knowing the danger of losing a seat in in Kildare North FF decided they needed to up the profile of at least one candidate there. They, of couse, chose the parachute candidate, of the Kitt dynasty and ardent Bertie supporter, Aine Brady over the well known and well liked, hard working public servant with a proven track record and made Brady a Minister for State (With responsibility for Photo ops and making weird claims about transport).
The same woman who thinks it's quicker to fly from Shannon than Dublin for people who live in Clane... crackers!
One of the most depressing spectacles of the '07 Election was Aine Brady topping the poll in Kildare North. This was supposed to be the place where people were up in arms over class sizes, lack of infrastructure, bad planning etc..there are down the fitzpatrick seat will be amazed if they keep it I'd say murphy will run and take it off him. Brady will not top the poll like last time but should keep her seat
Fine Gael are unlikely to gain a 3rd seat in Wexford, Sean Connick is safe as are D'Arcy, Kehoe and Howlin, Browne's seat will probably got to Malcolm Byrne of FF or Lisa McDonald but that is quite unlikely.Also John Browne's seat to be lost to FG, Browne unlikely to run, Liam Twomey to regain for FG
I Don't like Mary Wallace, and there's only going to be 1 FF seat in Meath East Next time so I wouldn't shed any tears if she went, Byrne is one to watch for the future.Hard to imagine FF losing two seats in Meath.
Dempsey and Brady are very secure, I would've thought. Brady has benefitted from the constituency redraw before the last election and Dempsey has managed to top the poll regularly despite the mess that is Trim. Damien English can now feel that his seat is secure, but I'd be surprised if FG or Lab can win another.
In Meath East, it'd be no harm if both Byrne and Wallace lost their seats.