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First of many… Seanad election results… April 26, 2016

Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.

A psychological boost and indication of more to come for SF with Fintan Warfield winning the first seat in the Seanad. Coverage has been spotty of the election, this is perhaps best. Meanwhile spare a thought for those who have gone before. Educative.


1. Joe - April 26, 2016

Eh, Warfield. Presumably a relation of yer man from the Wolfe Tones.


WorldbyStorm - April 26, 2016

Indeed, it is so


2. irishelectionliterature - April 26, 2016

Early NUI Tallies show Mullen and McDowell look to be in, anyones guess after that.


3. roddy - April 26, 2016

Rose Conway Walsh and Trevor O’Clohartaigh have now joined the young Wolfe Tone “on the one road” (and hopefully not “the road to god knows where”!)


4. paulculloty82 - April 26, 2016

Looks like the Greens’ Grace O’Sullivan could take the final inside panel Agricultural Seat, upon the elimination of the SDs Jen Whitmore.


5. paulculloty82 - April 26, 2016

And so it comes to pass.


6. sonofstan - April 26, 2016

20% NUI vote for Mullen. FFS, who are these people?


Stephen Murphy - April 27, 2016

University graduates with a slightly less limited vocabulary than yours, I think…


sonofstan - April 27, 2016

I’d say you were a hit in the L&H back in the day.

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CMK - April 27, 2016

No need 4 dat just cos u went 2 ucd.

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Liberius - April 27, 2016

Graduating from a university isn’t a guarantee of a wide vocabulary, if your tertiary education consists of theological learning then one could say that that constitutes a vocabulary limited to one field rather than covering the true expanse of words available; you could say that of other subjects as well, though they would be less useful in this context given the peculiar NUI electorate in question.

Still, it might be better to have an actual political argument about the rights and wrongs of voting for Mullen as opposed to one based in a misguided sense of educational superiority.

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botheredbarney - April 28, 2016

Does Liberius know that theology students take courses in philosophy, church history, social studies, ethics, metaphysics and pastoral problems among others? That is a fairly expansive vocabulary. I have a pass BA in languages & philosophy (including politics) from good old UCD, and did a couple of courses at Trinity, and consider my vocabulary to be not much better than a poor priest who studied seven long years at Maynooth. My science vocab is limited, but I know something about atomic theory and how it was used to devastate Hiroshima and Nagasaki. We acquire vocabulary in our family and neighbourhood firstly, then during formal education, then through work and general reading. Fintan O’Toole’s father was a bus driver and borrowed books from the public library and was fascinated by unknown words, which he looked up in the dictionary. Trades unions promote courses for members, thereby enhancing general vocabulary as well as life improvement skills.


Ed - April 27, 2016

Well you’ve certainly embiggened the linguistic horizons of this blog and its readers with such a superlatively cromulent post.

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RosencrantzisDead - April 28, 2016

People voted for Bacik on the TCD side, despite her being a Labour shill for the life of the last Seanad. I think people just stick in those who they regard as nice or believe to be competent without doing much checking.

It is, after all, the Seanad and not something that has any impact say for some excerpts on The Week in Politics.


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