Presidential Election Friday 26 Oct 18


#21

Duffy secures four nominations to enter Áras race

rte.ie/news/politics/2018/0 … -election/


#22

can someone tell me why a lad who put himself on dragons den and presented himself as a successful business man needed to mortgage his house to pay for an aras run?


#23

Perhaps the same thing that makes him think he’s a successful businessman makes him think he’s going to get elected.


#24

Liadh Ní Riada is the Sinn Fein candidate. She has been an MEP since 2014, has never run for Dail Eireann. Despite what the shinnerbots are saying, I can’t see her challenging - she’ll do well to get 20%. Maybe she is a fantastic speaker, but I just can’t see it.


#25

I doubt the Shinners expect her to win. It’s more about increasing her profile and that of SF ahead of the next general election


#26

So if these guys get their way the Presidency becomes like the Seanad with stronger Poetry/Cultural links (or without the latter if Sean Gallagher gets in)?


#27

Liadh ni Carpetbagger who joined SF in 2012 ? Give me a break.

The whole process needs to be relentlessly made fun of. Someone should propose that because of the obesity crisis all the candidates should show their commitment to tackling this by collectively doing the assault course on Ireland’s Fittest Family.


#28

:smiley:


#29

I concur. :smiley:


#30

In fairness, Liadh Ní Riada came 2nd in South in 2014 Euro elections with 19.1% of vote
She won’t win, but will do well


#31

I’m out (says Sharkey)

Kevin Sharkey withdraws from ‘farcical’ presidential process

irishtimes.com/news/politic … -1.3631691


#32

If the Farce is too much for Kevin we need a new farce-o-meter!


#33

Proper response. Bonus points for annoying Mannix Flynn

independent.ie/irish-news/p … 16090.html


#34

She might not have blood on her hands, but she doesn’t judge those that do.

hotpress.com/opinion/hot-pr … p-20381283


#35

Well, she’s achieving something anyway if she helps you feel superior (while you no doubt did or said nothing about malevolent perfidious and murderous British misrule in Ireland. And probably agreed with the Irish State co-operating with the misrule)


#36

I was about 20 and living in the west when the GFA was signed, the issue never really affected me, it was just something that we saw on tv, the north was a different place, a different land. The 20 year old Magpie objected to British rule, but I could never, and will never, justify the bombing of pubs. Maybe you can.

Edit: I was 18 when it was signed.


#37

What’s that smell? Ah, a burning straw-man. If you’re not with you, you’re agin us, right Blamegame?


#38

To be fair to him, I think Blamegame is against pretty much everything. :wink:


#39

Six confirmed candidates, so far…
Michael D. Higgins
Gavin Duffy
Joan Freeman
Seán Gallagher
Liadh Ní Riada
Peter Casey


#40

Hoping that Gemma O’Doherty will make the Aras list, an independent by the independents. The penalty points will be investigated. How many people got their penalty points absolved, because of who they were.
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