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Re: The Election No One Cares About.

#21  Postby Svartalf » Feb 06, 2020 8:46 am

Wait, there are people disgusted with the IRA who are Sinn Féin supporters?
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Re: The Election No One Cares About.

#22  Postby Animavore » Feb 06, 2020 10:22 am

zulumoose wrote:How do Sinn Fein supporters who are disgusted with the history of the IRA explain the apparent contradiction, and why aren't their ideals better represented by another party?


Well most would view the IRA as in the past and that Sinn Fein have moved on. It's been over 20 years since the Friday Agreement and none of the old guard are even active any more. Bringing up old news seems like desperate behaviour from Fine Gael.

There are other parties who represent left interests but they aren't very big and would be viewed as a wasted vote by quite a few, though I'm not sure that's much of an excuse.
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Re: The Election No One Cares About.

#23  Postby Animavore » Feb 07, 2020 6:09 pm

Aontú just called to my door. They passed my first and foremost question on climate change. They were ok on housing. But unfortunately they are "EU skeptics", anti-abortion, and pro-Catholic values so they failed on the third round.
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Re: The Election No One Cares About.

#24  Postby Animavore » Feb 08, 2020 8:00 am

Quite the turnout already.
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Re: The Election No One Cares About.

#25  Postby Evolving » Feb 08, 2020 11:39 am

Didn’t realise it was today. Really rather interested to see how it turns out.
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Re: The Election No One Cares About.

#26  Postby Animavore » Feb 08, 2020 7:15 pm

Woman dressed as celery ejected from Kerry polling station.

A WOMAN DRESSED as celery was ejected from a polling station in Kilgarvan, Kerry, early this morning as she attempted to accompany the TD Danny Healy Rae into vote in his home village.


https://news.google.com/articles/CAIiEL ... id=IE%3Aen

For the record, Healy-Rae is a climate denialist fuck-wit. However, harassing voters is not allowed.
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Re: The Election No One Cares About.

#27  Postby Animavore » Feb 08, 2020 10:37 pm

Exit polls show 3-way split between FG, FF, and SF.
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Re: The Election No One Cares About.

#28  Postby Seabass » Feb 08, 2020 10:42 pm

Is it over? How long did that take, two weeks? Merkin elections last four years... :waah:
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Re: The Election No One Cares About.

#29  Postby Animavore » Feb 08, 2020 10:48 pm

No. Not over. Counting tomorrow.

We don't do long campaigns. Such a waste of money.
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Re: The Election No One Cares About.

#30  Postby Animavore » Feb 09, 2020 9:04 am

Analysis and why a 3-way split is problematic when two of the leading parties have both talked about refusing to work with the other.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.rte.ie/amp/1114117/
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Re: The Election No One Cares About.

#31  Postby Svartalf » Feb 09, 2020 12:22 pm

Animavore wrote:Exit polls show 3-way split between FG, FF, and SF.

Well, let's see who gets to nominate the next taoiseach and who will work with them and how politics will work... should be fun.
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Re: The Election No One Cares About.

#32  Postby Animavore » Feb 09, 2020 4:42 pm

Sinn Fein leading!
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Re: The Election No One Cares About.

#33  Postby Animavore » Feb 10, 2020 10:08 am

Our Taoiseach didn't get a seat until the 5th count! :o

Is Mary Lou going to be our (first female) Taoiseach now? :ask:
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Re: The Election No One Cares About.

#34  Postby felltoearth » Feb 10, 2020 10:09 am

Do you have ranked ballots in your country?
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Re: The Election No One Cares About.

#35  Postby Animavore » Feb 10, 2020 10:12 am

felltoearth wrote:Do you have ranked ballots in your country?


We have proportional representation.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proport ... esentation
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Re: The Election No One Cares About.

#36  Postby Evolving » Feb 10, 2020 10:39 am

Animavore wrote:Our Taoiseach didn't get a seat until the 5th count! :o

Is Mary Lou going to be our (first female) Taoiseach now? :ask:


As unlikely as that almost certainly is, that would be quite something.
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Re: The Election No One Cares About.

#37  Postby felltoearth » Feb 10, 2020 10:42 am

Animavore wrote:
felltoearth wrote:Do you have ranked ballots in your country?


We have proportional representation.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proport ... esentation

So 5 counts because it was so close then. Geez!
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Re: The Election No One Cares About.

#38  Postby Svartalf » Feb 10, 2020 2:41 pm

Animavore wrote:Sinn Fein leading!

Eirinn go bràgh
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Re: The Election No One Cares About.

#39  Postby Svartalf » Feb 10, 2020 2:43 pm

Animavore wrote:Our Taoiseach didn't get a seat until the 5th count! :o

Is Mary Lou going to be our (first female) Taoiseach now? :ask:

Who's Mary Lou?
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#40  Postby Evolving » Feb 10, 2020 2:48 pm

Sinn Fein‘s leader.
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