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Entering the European contest April 15, 2019

Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.

Well this isn’t exactly surprising news but…

Independent TDs Clare Daly and Mick Wallace are running for the European parliament. Ms Daly is contesting the Dublin constituency and Mr Wallace is declaring in Ireland South.

How does this change the shape of the contest and any chance of other late arrivals?


1. damonmatthewwise - April 15, 2019

And my paperwork are also filled in and beong submitted fir Dublin again, as last time.

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2. Liberius - April 15, 2019

The Dublin Fingal TD continued: “Europe is everything now, from being Brexit-dominated to so many other issues we have to deal with. Even in the Dáil, they either come from the EU or the EU is used as an excuse, as in, ‘Oh, we can’t do anything about it here because it’s come from Europe.’”

Harris regularly cites the EMA in responses to her anti-vax written questions. I’m going to place a bet that if elected she’ll try (possibly succeed) in getting onto the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee.

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3. Joe - April 15, 2019

Re changing the contests.
I’d say Daly has a good chance of a seat in Dublin. Wallace not so much in the South.


4. Alibaba - April 15, 2019

I guess that Daly will sail through in the European election. But she will definitely be missed in the Dáil because she is usually on the button there. And I assume this is a cheerio to Independents4Change; not looking good for them too.

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Joe - April 15, 2019

I wouldn’t say ‘sail through’. She’s in for the “Patricia McKenna/Joe Higgins/Paul Murphy/Nessa Childers” seat. Certainly not a gimme. Alice Mary Higgins might get a chunk of that vote.
And mis-steps on comforting dissos and anti-vaxism might come back to haunt Daly. Only joking… only a few saddos like me and Liberius get narked by stuff like that.


Alibaba - April 15, 2019

Touché, Joe.


WorldbyStorm - April 15, 2019

I think you’ve both hit upon key aspects – On paper Daly’s profile looks easily the highest of the crop beyond FG FF- that said there’s a lot of people competing for that ground


5. Joe - April 15, 2019

List below for Dublin from the Indo. A couple of points:
The Indo has Harrold and Brien both designated as Solidarity – People Before Profit. Interesting (if that’s not too strong a word) if the SPbP have agreed to put them forward as such – as opposed to one being Solidarity and the other being PbP.
If there is such a thing as the McKenna/Higgins/Murphy/Childers seat/vote in Dublin, add Gannon to the list of contenders for it, so between Daly, Higgins, Gannon?
Also, where’s DamonMatthewWise or has he a real name?
Finally, there’s a good few non-party and independent no-hopers. And dodgies like Gilroy and O’Doherty. And an even bigger cohort of non-party no-hopers in the South.

DUBLIN – 3 seats (an extra seat will be added after Brexit)

Eamonn Murphy (Non Party)

Herman Kelly (Non Party)

Barry Andrews (Fianna Fáil)

Rita Harrold (Solidarity- People Before Profit)

Lynn Boylan (Sinn Féin)

Ciarán Cuffe (Green Party)

Éilis Ryan (The Workers Party)

Mark Durkan (Fine Gael)

Alice-Mary Higgins (Non Party)

Gillian Brien (Solidarity-People Before Profit)

Frances Fitzgerald (Fine Gael)

Alex White (Labour Party)

Gary Gannon (Social Democrats)

Gemma O’Doherty (Non Party)

Clare Daly (Independents4Change)

Ben Gilroy (Non Party)

Mark Mullan (Independent)

Tony Boso Lowth (Independent)

Aisling McNiffe (Independent)


Liberius - April 15, 2019

The Indo has Harrold and Brien both designated as Solidarity – People Before Profit. Interesting (if that’s not too strong a word) if the SPbP have agreed to put them forward as such – as opposed to one being Solidarity and the other being PbP.

There’s only one listing for them in the register of political parties, if they wanted to differentiate on the ballot paper they’d have to re-register as their separate entities.



Joe - April 15, 2019

Ah right. A chance maybe for SPbP to make a virtue of a necessity. Wonder will there be any co-operation in the campaign(s) – a basic would be a call for a number two for the other candidate on each candidate’s literature. We’ll see.


6. Loopies - April 15, 2019

So Dalys endorsement of Eilis Ryan got silently dropped


Joe - April 15, 2019

WP should probably try to embarrass Daly and get a bit of publicity for themselves by making a story of Daly’s endorsement of Ryan.


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