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 Post subject: Re: Presidential Election Friday 26 Oct 18
PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:48 am 
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Good article in Irish Times: Nine questions would-be Presidents should answer

As it explains, a lot of the people proposing themselves to County Councils either misunderstand the office and its (lack of) powers or they intend to ignore the Constitution. They are also make pledges about campaigns of various kinds that they'd run while in office (reach out to the diaspora, raise suicide awareness etc.) for which they have no sources of funds.

In fairness, it's quite a hard office to campaign for: you can't really promise to do that much but there's not much you can do. But the current wannabes are helping to distort the public perception of the office and its powers but bringing up migration and social justice issues.


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 Post subject: Re: Presidential Election Friday 26 Oct 18
PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:32 am 
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Some speculation on Sean O'Rourke show this morning about a possible general election, after the budget, which could be held on 26th October. Polls suggest no particular change in the seat numbers, maybe Leo gets some sort of bounce if his fan club switches over.

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 Post subject: Re: Presidential Election Friday 26 Oct 18
PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:27 pm 
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I can't see a GE by late October.

Budget 2019 is on 9 October 2018. The Finance Bill wouldn't be passed for another few weeks.

Would they even have time to dissolve the Dail and call an election?

Also, we'd be luck to have a government by Christmas given how long the last govt formation talks took. Who would go to the crunch November EU summit where Brexit will (probably, finally) crystalise?

Sorry, just don't see how that would work. Suits most parties to keep current arrangement until next year.


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 Post subject: Re: Presidential Election Friday 26 Oct 18
PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:30 pm 
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We must speak truth to power and stop promoting failed systems. Such as not making guilty people innocent. There must be accountability and transparency in our social legal and justice systems. We have all seen the fallout of the banking systems, the vulture buyouts,the lack of anyone taking responsibility for anything. Is Gemma O'Doherty correct in her dealings of complete media collusion in the yes yes scenarios, and a complete loss of logical thinking for enlightened people about issues of importance for social wellbeing and law and order. Could a president do more in the line of guidance and the well being of a nation.


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 Post subject: Re: Presidential Election Friday 26 Oct 18
PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:11 am 
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maryocarol wrote:
We must speak truth to power and stop promoting failed systems. Such as not making guilty people innocent. There must be accountability and transparency in our social legal and justice systems. We have all seen the fallout of the banking systems, the vulture buyouts,the lack of anyone taking responsibility for anything. Is Gemma O'Doherty correct in her dealings of complete media collusion in the yes yes scenarios, and a complete loss of logical thinking for enlightened people about issues of importance for social wellbeing and law and order. Could a president do more in the line of guidance and the well being of a nation.


What role does the President have in addressing this issues (the guilty being acquitted; banking collapses and vulture funds)?

How could the President guide the courts, for example?


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 Post subject: Re: Presidential Election Friday 26 Oct 18
PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:01 pm 
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Duffy secures four nominations to enter Áras race

https://www.rte.ie/news/politics/2018/0 ... -election/


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 Post subject: Re: Presidential Election Friday 26 Oct 18
PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:14 pm 
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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?


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 Post subject: Re: Presidential Election Friday 26 Oct 18
PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:45 pm 
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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?

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

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 Post subject: Re: Presidential Election Friday 26 Oct 18
PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:03 pm 
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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.

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 Post subject: Re: Presidential Election Friday 26 Oct 18
PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:34 pm 
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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


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