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I can’t wait to kick some Romulan arse – Bertie Ahern is keen to give an assist to his brother in the Dublin Central byelection… June 1, 2009

Posted by WorldbyStorm in Dublin Central Local Election and By-Election Promotional Material, Irish Politics.

SF2023 copy

SF2026 copy

In no way wishing to tempt fate, and yet…

Shirts. Red (or should that be Green?). Olsen…

For some reason these spring to mind on reading this…


1. P - June 1, 2009

Ballet papers? Wow.


2. WorldbyStorm - June 1, 2009

They’re really putting their all into it, aren’t they?


3. anthony bosco oneill - June 1, 2009

They smell iminent defeat poor souls.


4. steve white - June 1, 2009

that an old pic,


5. Leveller on the Liffey - June 1, 2009

Just back from town via Connolly Station and…

Apart from Joe Costello lashing out his old posters for the missus might cause a little confusion, there’s some nice new bright pink and white posters urging us “Lord Mayor Byrne 1 for Europe” – but no mention at all of Fianna Fáil; none whatsoever.


6. Leveller on the Liffey - June 1, 2009

BTW: On Bertie’s piece above, for the locals, Ray Dunne and Tom Stafford are listed in alphabetical order; for the Europeans, it’s not, with Eoin Ryan getting first billing.



7. Leveller on the Liffey - June 1, 2009

Now I come to think of it, on Eibhlin Byrne’s new poster, there’s no mention of Fianna Fáil or her running mate, Eoin Ryan.

Is she on a solo run now?


8. tomfoolery - June 1, 2009

And EOIN RYAN name is spelt in BLOCK CAPITALS


9. Leveller on the Liffey - June 1, 2009

Tom – Sorry, I misunderstood you. Ignore that last post.


10. Leveller on the Liffey - June 1, 2009

On the diamond-shaped pink and white posters?


11. Drithleog - June 1, 2009

Ballet? – Swan Lake or Swan Song for Eoin Ryan?


12. sonofstan - June 1, 2009

Or (the return of) Sleeping Bertie?


13. WorldbyStorm - June 1, 2009

I’m presuming the red shirt reference isn’t too opaque? I only ask as we’re now talking about ballet…


14. Garibaldy - June 1, 2009

I presumed the red shirt reference had something to do with my username :p


15. alastair - June 1, 2009

The return of the nefarious Bye-Election too.

No apostrophe crimes, but then, no apostrophes at all.


16. WorldbyStorm - June 2, 2009

Well, it’s probably good-bye from him and good-bye for us…

I’ll get my coat.


17. Eamonn - June 2, 2009

I received a mail box full of posted leaflets from almost every candidate today. Including flyers, there were twelve different leaflets dropped/posted into my house today. Madness. From FF/FG to the ICP and everybody else to the left. Noticed that MOS does not mention the By Election on her leaflet. Is she concentrating on the locals only?


18. WorldbyStorm - June 2, 2009

Are you sure Eamonn that her one doesn’t mention the byelection? I suspect if it’s a litir um thogchain that she can only mention the byelection or the Europeans and definitely not the locals…

Mind you sounds like I’ll be scanning madly tomorrow and Thurs… 😦


19. sonofstan - June 2, 2009

Got a cheesy, but kind of funny leaflet from Ray McAdam of FG today – on the front a picture of a broken vinyl record with the legend “Broken Promises” and underneath ‘ A broken Record’ artists FF and the Green party. Written on the record is Side A ‘All the Lies you told Me and Side B ‘Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap’ …..and on the back a shiny CD and a pic of the bould Ray. Guess he hasn’t grasped that CDs have had their time by now, and that Vinyl is now, and always has been, cooler, but hey, this is FG……..


20. WorldbyStorm - June 2, 2009

Ah yeah, saw that one. It’s a classic – in a way. And the typography is sort of clunky, to be kind. BTW, I never pegged him as an AC/DC fan…


21. Leveller on the Liffey - June 3, 2009

Did you hear the review of the Eric Cantona film premiere in The Lighthouse attended Tuesday night by Bertie and da brudder?

Reviewer on the Pat Kenny Show today said the brudders behaved just like a couple of the lads, queuing with all the MUFC heads, until Cantona appeared. Then the Bert produces a Dublin shirt with Cantona’s name and Man Utd number on it (before sloping off with Maurice but without watching the film).

‘Looking for Eric’ is apparently based a lot on Cantona-like aphorisms and Ken Loach remarked that (referring to the Bert) they’d just witnessed a star performance, adding:

“The higher the monkey climbs the more he shows his arse.”

Pretty much sums it up, eh?


22. Leveller on the Liffey - June 3, 2009

Actually, I got the name wrong – it was scriptwriter Paul Laverty who said that.


23. Paul Moloney - June 3, 2009

Old but interesting radio documentary here on how Bertie and the Drumcondra mob shafted a fellow FF candidate (not that I have any sympathy for her):




24. WorldbyStorm - June 3, 2009

Thanks Paul…

Leveller, you’re not saying that someone beloved of this city is like a monkey? Are you? 😉


25. Leveller on the Liffey - June 3, 2009

Merely recounting what made Myles Dungan nearly choke on his Hob-Nob this morning, WBS 😉


26. WorldbyStorm - June 4, 2009

Brilliant… 🙂


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