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What party will get your first preference in the General Election?
Poll ended at Mon Feb 29, 2016 10:39 am
The Anti Austerity Alliance 2%  2%  [ 2 ]
Fianna Fail 3%  3%  [ 3 ]
Fine Gael 44%  44%  [ 44 ]
The Green Party 4%  4%  [ 4 ]
Renua 9%  9%  [ 9 ]
Sinn Fein 8%  8%  [ 8 ]
The Social Democrats 6%  6%  [ 6 ]
The Labour Party 8%  8%  [ 8 ]
Others 7%  7%  [ 7 ]
Can't vote 10%  10%  [ 10 ]
Won't vote 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Total votes : 101
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 Post subject: GE 16 - How will you vote?
PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2016 10:39 am 
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The 2016 General Election is about to be called. What party do you intend to give your first preference.


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 Post subject: Re: General Election 2016. How will you vote?
PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2016 12:57 pm 
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FG despite ongoing debt forgiveness Trump style, and low infrastructure spend even with the spending sprees of the last 5 years. And the disgraceful hospital queing system to wait for a ward bed. So I have to pay water charges. If I wasn't paying it that way it'd be something else.

So lots of faults but for national governance one of the best governments Ireland has had and certainly the least worst option.


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Ah come on who said FF? Stop taking the piss.

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 Post subject: Re: General Election 2016. How will you vote?
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FG they keep the recover going you know.... all jokes aside they are the least worst option and says a lot of the choice for voters.


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 Post subject: Re: General Election 2016. How will you vote?
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The SD and RD counts ought to be low given that they're only fielding a handful of meatsacks.

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 Post subject: Re: General Election 2016. How will you vote?
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I will give FG and Labour a vote.


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 Post subject: Re: General Election 2016. How will you vote?
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Can't vote.
Not sure who id vote for if I could.


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 Post subject: Re: General Election 2016. How will you vote?
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Andy wrote:
Can't vote.

Surely your parole must be coming up soon Andy?


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 Post subject: Re: General Election 2016. How will you vote?
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I will start as usual with my least preferable at the bottom and then work up. Probably FG on top and Labour not far behind.

My local FFer Mcguinness looks like he'd jump ship should FG need him to.
Although a FG/FF coalition looks the most probable government so for the first time in the history of the state we could have a centre left opposition. Hopefully it will force the left to get their shit together and ditch their dinosaurs.

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 Post subject: Re: General Election 2016. How will you vote?
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Ah come on who said FF? Stop taking the piss.

Me. I'm lining up your coalition partners. :twisted:

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 Post subject: Re: General Election 2016. How will you vote?
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Andy wrote:
Can't vote.

Surely your parole must be coming up soon Andy?


Ankle braclet for the first 6 months. :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: General Election 2016. How will you vote?
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 Post subject: Re: General Election 2016. How will you vote?
PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2016 12:10 am 
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After recent house move and constituency realignment, I find myself in Galway East, these as my options.

Fine Gael
Ciaran Cannon, Paul Connaughton

Fianna Fáil
Colm Keaveney, Ann Rabbitte

Sinn Féin
Annmarie Roche

Labour Party
Lorraine Higgins

Independents/ Others
Sean Canney, Michael (Stroke) Fahy

Social Democrats
Anti-Austerity Alliance
People Before Profit
Green Party
Renua Ireland

It is a poor race. FF are not getting an thing, and neither is Sroke Fahy.
I'll find it hard to vote for Higgins, that leaves me with the least worst options of 2 FG's, an Ind and an SF.
I think i'l go Canney, FG, SF.

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 Post subject: Re: General Election 2016. How will you vote?
PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2016 1:11 am 
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Janey - what a choice

A vote for the current government is IMO saying pumping house prices, buying votes, refusing to change a thing, pretty much acting like FF have done is OK. I simply couldn't vote for them

FF - yeah right

What does that leave me with?

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 Post subject: Re: General Election 2016. How will you vote?
PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2016 10:03 am 
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The only reason to vote for Renua or SD would be to prop up a FG/Lab coalition in - I'm not sure many other IND would prop up a coalition.....
I think the current arrangement is the only viable option, FF surely won't get the numbers to make FG/FF viable, or am I being naive?
First choice likely to be FG, only cos he's a real looker ! ;) (Eoghan Murphy) I'm genetically programmed to vote against FF and SF, labour rep is a nice guy so he'll be up there and we have Lucinda Creighton who has her plusses and minuses. Not sure about IND in my area, every thing from all spectrums I suppose mostly leaning left given the working class part of the constituency

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