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 Post subject: Re: Fianna Fail merger with SDLP?
PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2018 8:19 pm 
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The whole thing feels like dusting off old plans for lack of better ideas for both parties, the original merger was tabled around 2002 I think when both parties were in good health.

The original plan was that FF run candidates in the North. When Bertie etc were in their pomp... God be with the days!


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 Post subject: Re: Fianna Fail merger with SDLP?
PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2018 5:28 pm 
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"The move follows Fianna Fáil's successful merger with Independent Newspapers in 1997 and the Construction Industry Federation in 1967"

Fianna Fáil must be a very very strange organisation to be a member of now. The only excuse a young person would have to join is if they had a parent in it. There must be a real Freemason/cult feel surely ? Maybe it's like the Legion of Mary, but with more drinking


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 Post subject: Re: Fianna Fail merger with SDLP?
PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2018 5:35 am 
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Maybe it's like the Legion of Mary, but with more drinking

It still sounds like a lot less fun.

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 Post subject: Re: Fianna Fail merger with SDLP?
PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2018 8:25 pm 
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some of you guys in the Dublin Rathdown constituency will have Justin McAleese to vote as your FF #1 in the next general election.

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 Post subject: Re: Fianna Fail merger with SDLP?
PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2018 2:18 am 
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Thing Fish wrote:
some of you guys in the Dublin Rathdown constituency will have Justin McAleese to vote as your FF #1 in the next general election.


There was an interesting put down in the Popes speech in Croke Park where he said 'why would you deny babies a baptism, that's mad'. Whereas Justin's mom thinks baptised babies are "conscripts".

Personally I think there's a fair chance that old McAleese is gone a bit loopy for whatever reason. And it will harm young McAleese's chances if she doesn't pipe down. But if she really is loopy she's not in control and can't.


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 Post subject: Re: Fianna Fail merger with SDLP?
PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2018 9:11 am 
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GameBlame wrote:
Thing Fish wrote:
some of you guys in the Dublin Rathdown constituency will have Justin McAleese to vote as your FF #1 in the next general election.




Personally I think there's a fair chance that old McAleese is gone a bit loopy for whatever reason. And it will harm young McAleese's chances if she doesn't pipe down. But if she really is loopy she's not in control and can't.


She studied for years to be a Canon lawyer, and now starts cribbin' that she cant work as a canon lawyer.
She must think there's a market for Catholicism-lite, which will be the palatable face of The Handmaid's Tale.

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 Post subject: Re: Fianna Fail merger with SDLP?
PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2018 11:07 am 
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Thing Fish wrote:
GameBlame wrote:
Thing Fish wrote:
some of you guys in the Dublin Rathdown constituency will have Justin McAleese to vote as your FF #1 in the next general election.

Personally I think there's a fair chance that old McAleese is gone a bit loopy for whatever reason. And it will harm young McAleese's chances if she doesn't pipe down. But if she really is loopy she's not in control and can't.

She studied for years to be a Canon lawyer, and now starts cribbin' that she cant work as a canon lawyer.
She must think there's a market for Catholicism-lite, which will be the palatable face of The Handmaid's Tale.

People who want Catholicism lite don't study canon law, they study the back of the head of the next bored parishioner at Mass. Mary wants to keep Catholicism heavy, she just wants to remake the church in her own image. She calls it "a primary global carrier of the virus of misogyny". It's a nice rhetorical slapdown but not, I would have thought, the greatest way to get yourself elected to the board of directors.

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 Post subject: Re: Fianna Fail merger with SDLP?
PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2018 6:29 pm 
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surely the Anglicans are already Catholicism-Lite, why doesn't she join them?


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 Post subject: Re: Fianna Fail merger with SDLP?
PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2018 1:16 pm 
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https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/p ... 07916.html

No, not a token gay, no siree. It's Fianna Fail Nua!!

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FF big guns back LGBT activist for EU elections

Two of Fianna Fail's most senior TDs have thrown their weight behind LGBT activist Tiernan Brady's bid to represent the party in next year's EU elections.

Fianna Fail deputy leader Dara Calleary and the party's justice spokesman Jim O'Callaghan are backing Mr Brady to be the party's candidate in the Dublin constituency.

However, Mr Brady is facing tough competition for the nomination from former Fianna Fail ministers Mary Hanafin, Barry Andrews and Conor Lenihan.

All four have been canvassing support among Dublin-based Fianna Fail members in recent weeks.

Mr O'Callagan said the former ministers were great candidates but he has decided to back Tieran.

"I think his profile and his background is very interesting and it will appeal to voters beyond traditional Fianna Fail voters," he said.

"I think members realise he has the capacity to grow Fianna Fail's vote in Dublin and he has been received very well," he added.


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 Post subject: Re: Fianna Fail merger with SDLP?
PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:14 am 
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In fairness, he worked for Pat The Cope when The Cope was an MEP and I suppose he must be a good campaigner. Hope he has the diversity of expertise to make a difference in Brussels/Strasbourg. The European Parliament works out well for people who get into the detail of policy and understand the EU machine - e.g. Mairead McGuinness. Mind you, she was only a journalist when she was elected and now she's VP of the Parliament.

Someone like Barry Andrews would be a better bet for the Dublin constituency - a former minister, not a semi-retired FF politician looking for one more lap with the pension collection plate, and also knows his way around development/international agencies etc. (I'm not Barry Andrews, in case anyone asks! Met him at an event once. Found him normal and earnest-in-a-good-way)

Who are FG and Labour putting up?


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