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Political Background of Independents in the 2019 Local Elections #LE19 May 15, 2019

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With the Local Elections coming a breakdown to the best of my knowledge of the political backgrounds of all the Independents running.
I’ve also included links to their current leaflets if I had them posted.
If there is any additional information on any candidate that I have missed or if there are any errors please comment.

Electoral 
Area
Independent/Non-Party candidate
Carlow
Carlow John Cassin (Ex SF), Bernard Jennings
Tullow Billy Nolan (ex Lab),

Charlie Murphy

Muinebeag David O’Brien (ex FF)
Cavan
Bailieborough-Cootehill
Ballyjamesduff
Cavan-Belturbert Brendan Fay
Clare
Ennis Amanda Major,

Dermot Hayes (ex Lab, ex WP),

Alfonso D’Auria,
Frank ‘Pinky’ Cullinan (James Breen candidate)

Andre Hakizimana

Killaloe Joe Floyd
Shannon Gerry Flynn (ex FG),

PJ Ryan (ex FF),

Michael Begley (ex FF)

Ennistimon
Kilrush Ian Lynch (ex FG),

Noreen Lynch, Joseph Woulfe

Cork 
County
Carrigaline Ben Dalton O’Sullivan, Marcia D’Alton
Bandon-Kinsale Alan Coleman (Ex FF),

Cormac Hayes, Pat O’Regan

Macroom Nigel Dennehy (ex SF) ,

Martin Coughlan (ex Lab)

Mary O’Callaghan Hallissey

Cobh Seán O’Connor (ex FF)

Karen Doyle Independent4Change,
Peter Kidney

Midleton Mary Linehan Foley (ex FF) ,

Martin E. Murray,
Noel Collins

Fermoy Frank Roche
Kanturk Ado Mazombe
Mallow
Bantry Danny Collins (Michael Collins TD), Finbarr Harrington
Clonakilty-
Skibbereen
Declan Hurley (ex FG), Brendan McCormack,

Yousuf Janab Ali

Cork City
Cork City
North East
Sean O’Sullivan,

Mobolaji Taiwo Ajisafe,

Noreen Murphy

Ger Keohane (Ex SF)

Cork City
North West
Joe O’Callaghan (ex FG),

Kevin Conway,

Sandra Condon,

Timothy J. Hogan

Cork City South Central Paudie Dineen,

Mick Finn (ex FF),

Lekha Menon Margassery,
Sean Cronin,

Suzanne Hegarty,

Graham O’Shea, Maurice Sexton ,

Ciaran Kenneally

Cork City South East Kieran McCarthy (ex FG)
Cork City South West Thomas Moloney
Donegal
Donegal Valerie McNulty,

Tom Conaghan,
Seamus Maguire,

Billy Grimes (ex FF)
Diarmaid Doherty (ex SF)

Justin Coughlin,
Niamh Kennedy,

Pauric Kennedy (Father FF Cllr)

Sean O’Beirne

Glenties Micheál Cholm MacGiolla Easbuig,

Brian Carr,
Liam Whyte

Milford Ian McGarvey,

John O’Donnell,
Declan Meehan,

Charlie McGinley

Buncrana Sinéad Stewart,

Frankie Lavelle (Pro Life) ,

Nicholas Crossan, Mark McKinney

Letterkenny Michael McBride (ex IFF, FF),

Cathal McGlynn (Thomas Pringle Endorsed),

Finnian O’Donnell (ex PBP),

Thoiba Ahmed (Thomas Pringle endorsed),

Kevin Bradley,

Charlie McClafferty (ex FG)

Carndonagh Arthur  McGuinness

Tracy Cullen

Lifford-Stranorlar Alan McMenamin, Michael De Ward
Dublin City
Ballyfermot-Drimnagh Vincent Jackson, Robert Michael Foley, Richard Murray,
Nicky Uzell Independents4Change
Ballymun-Finglas Noeleen Reilly (ex SF),

Lucy O’Connor

Bernie Hughes Independents4Change, Linda Greene

Artane-Whitehall John Lyons (Ex PBP),

Paddy Bourke (ex Lab) Backed by Tommy Broughan,

Paul Clarke (ex DDI, National Party)

Donaghmede Niamh McDonald (Ex PBP)
Cabra-
Glasnevin
Cieran Perry,
Micheál Kelliher Independents4Change,Stephen O’Loughlin (ex SD),Sean McCabeSarah Louise Mulligan (Irish for Trump, Pro Life, Yellow Vest)
Clontarf Damian O Farrell,

Michael Paul Burke

Kimmage-Rathmines Samantha Long (ex FG),

Sarah Lipsett,

Ruari McGinley(ex FG)

Pat Dunne Independents4Change (Ex PBP),
Garrett McCafferty

North Inner City Christy Burke (ex SF),

Anthony Flynn, Neil Armstrong,

Nial Ring (ex FF)
Marius Marosan,
Joseph McGucken (Comedian campaigning as Fintan McCormac ),

Marcin Czechowicz,
S.G. Raja Sekhar Reddy

South West
Inner City
Patrick Coyne
South East
Inner City
Mannix Flynn,

Sonya Stapleton (ex PBP)

Derek Doyle

Pembroke Simon Cox
Dún 
Laoghaire-
Rathdown
Blackrock Reji Chacko Jacob
Dún
Laoghaire
Michael Merrigan
Dundrum Anne Colgan,

Seamas O’Neill (ex FG, now Shane Ross aligned)
Sean McLoughlin (ex eirigi)

Glencullen-Sandyford Kevin Daly (Shane Ross),

Michael Fleming,

Lynsey McGovern (joined FG in 2017 but has since left)

Killiney-Shankill Sandra Archer (active in Anti Islam Ireland)
Stillorgan Gearóid O Keeffe (ex FG)

Deirdre Donnelly (Shane Ross)

Fingal 
County
Balbriggan Grainne Maguire,

Tony Murphy (ex FG),
Martin Hughes

Rush Lusk Cathal Boland (ex FG),

Roslyn Fuller,

Eóin Corcoran,
Sandra Sweetman,

Glenn Brady, Karl Mooney,

David Browne

Castleknock Kevin Mullally
Howth-Malahide Jimmy Guerin (ex FF),

Tom Daly (ex FF)

Blanchardstown-Mulhuddart Lorna Nolan,

Tania Doyle,

Aran Smeallie,
Robert Loughlin,

Barry Mooney,

Marius Marosan

Ongar Raghu Narayanam,

Ramesh Racherla

Swords Joe Newman (ex GP)

Duane Browne (ex FF),

Ian Croft,
Dean Mulligan Independent4Change,
Derek Cryan,

James Fitzpatrick,

Paul Uzo,
Fergal O’Connell

South 
Dublin 
County
Clondalkin Francis Timmons (ex Right2Change),

Shakeel Jeeroburkan,

Eoin Ó Broin,

David Moore Independent4Change

Palmerstown-Fonthill Alan Hayes, Gus O’Connell,
Ruth Nolan  (ex PBP) Independent4Change
Sikandar Jahanzab,Paul Gogarty (ex GP)
Lucan Liona O’Toole , Anwar Malik

Ruth Nolan  (ex PBP) Independent4Change

Paul Gogarty (ex GP)

Tallaght Central Mick Duff (ex Lab)
Tallaght South Ray Kelly (Ex Fathers Rights)
Rathfarnham-Templeogue Ronan McMahon(ex FG and Renua)
Firhouse-Bohernabreena Alan Edge ( Zappone backed)
Galway City
Galway City Central Colette Connolly (ex Lab) ,

Mike Cubbard,
Mike Geraghty (ex PD),

Patrick Feeney, , James O’Toole,
Daragh O’Flaherty (Yellow Vest- Alt Right)

Galway City East Noel Larkin,

Declan McDonnell (ex PD)

Terry O’Flaherty (ex PD) ,

Pat Hardiman, Michael Tully

Galway City West Donal Lyons (ex PD),

Marc Anderson, Darius Ivan,
Marian Maloney, Patrick Feeney,

Claire Keegan,
Tommy Roddy (Pro Life)

Galway County
Athenry-
Oranmore
James Charity ( Was briefly in Renua),

Gabe Cronnelly (ex SF, backed by Michael Fitzmaurice),
Jim Cuddy (ex PD),

Josette Farrell (ex Lab, FG)

Gort
Kinvara
Geraldine Donohue,

Declan Diviney (Co-opted to replace the late Michael Fahy),
Hubert Geoghegan,

Cormac MacGowan

Ballinasloe Declan Geraghty (endorsed by Michael Fitzmaurice),

Harriet Bruce,

Timmy Broderick, Aisling Dolan

Conamara
North
Josie Conneely (ex FF),

Tom Welby(ex PD),

Críostóir Breathnach

Conamara
South
Críostóir Breathnach, Patrick Feeney,
Sean F Ó Drisceoil
Loughrea Pat Hynes, Eoin Madden
Tuam Karey McHugh (ex Labour but never ran for them),

Shaun Cunniffe (ex Labour -left over Party Abortion policy) ,
Billy Conneelly (Sean Canney candidate) , Thomas (T.P.) Niland,
Dermot Ryan

Kerry
Killarney Maura Healy-Rae,

Michael Gleeson KIA (ex Lab),

Brendan Cronin ,

Donal Grady (ex Lab),

Neily O’Connor,

Niall ‘Botty’ O’Callaghan (ex FF, Healy-Rae)

Listowel Michael Pixie O’Gorman, John Martin O’Sullivan
An Daingean David Russell
Kenmare Johnny Healy-Rae,  Dan McCarthy (ex FF)
Castleisland Jackie Healy-Rae Junior,

Charlie Farrelly (ex FF)

Tralee Sam Locke (Healy-Rae) ,

Yvonne Dineen,

Ted Cronin, Denis O’Reilly

Kildare
Athy Tony McNamee
Celbridge Brendan Young,

Íde Cussen (ex SF and had declared support for Peadar Tóibín) ,

Tony Murray, Michael Beirne, Peter Kavanagh

Leixlip Anthony Larkin,

Michael Reidy,

Sean Gill (Pro-Life, has the support of Peadar Toibín of Aontú)

Maynooth Teresa Murray, John Reid
Clane Padraig McEvoy, Tomas Hogan
Kildare Declan Crowe
Newbridge Fiona McLoughlin Healy (ex FG),

Morgan McCabe, Gerard Delaney

Naas Sorcha O’Neill (ex SF), Seamie Moore,
Gerard Dunne (ex Lab)
Kilkenny
Castlecomer
Kilkenny Enya Kennedy,

Luke O’Connor (Alt Right),
Paul Brophy (ex Lab),

Eugene McGuinness (FF gene pool, anti Mosque)

Callan-Thomastown Trish Finegan,

Breda Gardner,
Michael McGrath, John Kelly, John Carroll

Piltown  Melissa O’Neill (ex SF),

Alan Curran

Laois
Borris in
Ossory-
Mountmellick
 James Kelly,

Brendan Phelan (ex FF),
Oliver Clooney, Ger Hogan, Brian Furlong

Graiguecullen-Portarlington Ben Brennan
Portlaoise Naeem Iqbal, Judy Preston-Grace,

Tom Duffy

Timothy Adejumo

Leitrim
Ballinamore Gerry Dolan, Sean Wynne, Denis O’Brien
Carrick-on-Shannon  Enda Stenson,

Des Guckian (Pro Life),
Yvonne Hollidge, Sean Wynne, Denis O’Brien

Manorhamilton Felim Gurn, Thomas Kelly,

Jamie Murphy

Limerick
Limerick
City East
Noel Hannan,

Derek Mulcahy (Ex WP, DL, Lab)

Diarmuid Ryan (Anti Corruption Ireland)

Limerick
City North
Frankie Daly (ex Lab) ,

Kevin Kiely (ex FG),

Ruth Clarke,
Des Hayes (ex Renua),

Dean Quinn

Limerick
City West
John Loftus (ex AAA) ,

Mark Carey (ex SD),

Jim Long (ex FG)

Cathal McCarthy (Pro Life) ,

Sunnymartins Duruagwu,

Fergus Kilcoyne (ex FG),
Jamie Morrisey

Adare-
Rathkeale
 Emmett O’Brien (ex FF),

Richard O’Donoghue (ex FF)

Cappamore-Kilmallock Brigid Teefy (ex PD) , PJ Carey
Newcastle West Christy Kelly (Pro Life , same camp as Melissa O’Neill and Vincent Treanor)

, Sean O’Mahony

Longford
Ballymahon Tony Moran,

PJ Walsh (ex PD),
Charlie McMonagle,

Mark Casey (ex FF)

Granard Turlough McGovern, Grace Kearney
Longford Mae Sexton (Ex PD, Lab),

Gerry Warnock (ex SD),

Julia O’Reilly,
Tony Reilly, Seamus Gallagher, George Breaden

Louth
Ardee Hugh D Conlon,

Enda Murray, Albert D. Byrne,

Kevin Carroll,

Jim Tenanty (ex FG)

Drogheda Urban Kevin Callan (ex FG),

Paddy McQuillan (Ex SF),

Frank Godfrey

Drogheda Rural Kevin Callan (ex FG), Frank Godfrey
Dundalk-Carlingford
Dundalk-South Oliver Morgan (ex FF)

, Maeve Yore

Mayo
Ballina Seamus Weir (ex FG),

Mark Duffy, Willie Nolan

Castlebar Michael Kilcoyne (ex Lab),

Harry Barrett (ex Lab),

Antoin Mac An Bheatha (Anthony Vesey) (Ex SF) ,

Gerry Loftus,  Aidan Crowley

Claremorris Richard Finn
Swinford Sean Forkin
Belmullet Jay Heneghan
Westport Christy Hyland, Darragh McGee,            John O’Malley (ex FG),
Frank McAlonan
Meath
Ashbourne Joe Bonner,  Sharon Keogan( ex FF)
Kells David Gilroy (ex Lab)
Laytown-Bettystown Sharon Keogan (ex FF),

Tom Kelly (ex GP), Patrick Smith

Navan Francis Deane, Wayne Forde,

Alan Lawes (ex PBP, DDI),

Stephen Ball

Ratoath  Brian Fitzgerald (ex Lab),

Cllr. Nick Killian (ex FF),
Fergus O’Riordan,

Gillian Toole (ex FG),

Seán Henry

Trim Trevor Golden
Monaghan
Ballybay-
Clones
Hughie McElvaney (ex FG)
Carrickmacross-Castleblaney
Monaghan Paudge Connolly,

Seamus Treanor,
Tommy Hagan (ex FG),

Alvin McGlone,

Paddy Grenham (ex PBP),
James Mee

Offaly
Birr John Carroll (ex SF),

Joe Wynne, Habibul Mukhtiar

Edenderry John Foley (ex FF)
Tullamore Sean O’Brien (ex Lab),

John Bracken

Roscommon
Athlone (Roscommon) Ivan Connaughton (ex FF),

Tony Ward,
Laurence Fallon (ex FG- Naughton),

Donal Kilduff (ex FF) ,

Derek McCabe (Extreme pro Life, pro Israel)

Boyle  Valerie Byrne HAC,

Tom Crosby (ex FF),

Sajjad Hussain, Mary O’Donnell

Roscommon Kathleen Shanagher,

Nigel Dineen,
Domnick Connolly (ex FG- Naughten),

Gerry O’Boyle,

Padraig Morris,

John Groarke,

Tony Waldron (ex FF),

Sligo
Ballymote-
Tobercurry
Joe Queenan (ex FF),

Michael Clarke (ex FF)
Barry Gallagher, Willie Gormley

Sligo-Drumcliff  Marie Casserly,

Corey Whyte (backed by Declan Bree), Amanda Gallagher (prominent Pro Life)

Sligo-Strandhill Declan Bree (ex ISP, Lab)

Jim McGarry (ex Lab and FG)

Tipperary
Carrick-on-SuirKevin  Kevin O’Meara, Pierce O’Loughlin
Cahir Andy Maloney (ex FF) ,

Martin Lonergan (ex FF, ex Mattie McGrath) ,

Máirín McGrath (Mattie McGrath)

Cashel-
Tipperary
Annemarie Ryan March4Tipp, Lisa McGrath March4Tipp, Barry Walsh March4Tipp
Clonmel Richie Molloy (ex PD,FF Now Mattie McGrath),

Niall P. Dennehy (ex PD, FF)

Nenagh Seamus Morris (ex SF. and had declared support for Peadar Tóibín )
Michael O’Meara (LT – “Lowry Team” ex FF),Hughie McGrath (ex FF),Graham King, Joe Hannigan
Newport John “Rocky” McGrath (LT)
Roscrea-Templemore Eddie Moran (LT),

Shane Lee (LT, ex Lab),
Tommy Murphy,

Thurles David Doran (ex SF),

Michael Lowry (LT),

Jim Ryan (ex FF),

Michael Bracken,
Catherine Fogarty
Tommy Barrett

Waterford
Waterford
City East
Davy Daniels,

Matt Shanahan,
Michael Garland,

Lee Walsh (ex Renua, Right wing)

Waterford
City South
Sean Reinhardt (ex FF, now John Halligan),

Cha O’Neill,
Andrew Power, Donal Barry, Vivienne Burns,
Brendan Byrne (ex Lab)

Tramore-Waterford City West Brendan Byrne (ex Lab),

Joe Conway,

Blaise Hannigan (ex FF, now John Halligan),
Joe Kelly (ex SF)

Portlaw-Kilmacthomas Ann Troy, Dolores Whelan
Dungarvan Séamus O’Donnell (ex FF, now John Halligan),

Caren Hallahan,
Ciara Langan, Joe O’Riordan

Lismore
Westmeath
Athlone
(Westmeath)
Paul Hogan (ex SF, now Boxer’s Independent Team – BIT),
Michael O’Brien (BIT), Jamie Moran (BIT)Imelda Geraghty (Anti 5G, Anti Vax etc),Donal Jackson,PJ Coghill (ex FF)
Moate Michael O’Brien (BIT)

Searlait Cabdi Ní Chianáin

Mullingar Mick Dollard (ex Lab),

Chris Murtagh (Boxers Independent Team),

Alice McDonnell,
Sean Lynch

Kinnegad Úna D’Arcy (ex SF)
Wexford
Gorey Jimmy Fleming (ex SF, FF)
Kilmuckridge Mary Farrell (ex FF)
Enniscorthy John O’Rourke (ex FF),

Annette Byrne-Moran (Independent4change) ,

Jackser Owens, John “Texas” Byrne

New Ross Cllr. Anthony Connick (ex FF),

John Dwyer (ex SF, eirigi)

Pat Barden,

Rosslare Ger Carty,

Terry Lawton (Anti 5G etc)

Jane Johnstone Independents4Change

Wexford David Hynes (ex WP, DL, Lab),

MÍCHEÁL Ó DRISCEOL

Leonard Kelly (ex SD)

Wicklow
Arklow Mary McDonald (Ex SF),

Miriam Murphy,

Tommy Breen(ex SF) ,

Pier Leonard, Pat Hoey

Baltinglass Gerry O’Neill (ex SF),

Lorraine O’Brien

Bray East Malachai Duddy (ex FF ) ,

Brendan Murphy (ex SF)

Bray West Joe Behan (ex FF) ,

Rory O’Connor (Ex FF)

Greystones Tom Fortune (ex Lab),

Mags Crean,

Charlie Keddy (ex Lab)

Wicklow   Mary Kavanagh,

Jimmy O’Shaughnessy (ex Lab),

Daire Fitzgerald (ex CSP)

John Snell (ex SF)

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1. entdinglichung - May 15, 2019

am I right that “PD” is referring to Progressive Democrats, not to People’s Democracy?

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irishelectionliterature - May 15, 2019

Yes PD is Progressive Democrats

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2. Tawdy - May 15, 2019

Derek Mulcahy, Limerick City East. Ex Workers Party, New Agenda, Democratic Left, Labour.

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3. Sarah J - May 15, 2019

Arklow – Tommy Breen (Ex SF)
Bray East – Malachai Duddy (Ex FF) , Barry Murphy (Ex SF supporters supporting him)
Bray West Rory O’Connor (Ex FF)
Wicklow, Daire Fitzgerald (Christian solidarity party)

Dún Laoghaire Michael Merrigan (Ex Lab I think)
Killiney-Shankill Sandra Archer (active in Anti Islam Ireland)

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4. NFB - May 15, 2019

Stephen O’Loughlin in Cabra-glasnevin was a Social Democrat LAR up to a while ago, now his SD website page is 404. Perhaps because Gary Gannon is running in the same ward?

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WorldbyStorm - May 15, 2019

Off topic, but really liked your review of Tolkien. Back on topic, interested in your outline of who you would be voting for. At least you have Perry.

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NFB - May 15, 2019

Thanks very much!

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Joe - May 16, 2019

I’m taking from this conversation NFB that you are a voter in Cabra Glasnevin. Would love to hear your take on where the seats might end up and on the campaign in the constituency in general. Any chance?

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NFB - May 16, 2019

This is actually my first local living in the area, and the constituency has been re-drawn from 2014 (it’s a real Frankenstein’s monster now, taking in Cabra, Glasnevin, Phibsborough and Ashtown), so it’s hard for me to say. Cieran Perry should top the poll again, then I would say one for Fianna Fail, one for Labour, two for Sinn Fein (they elected three in 2014 and are running two now), one SD and then it’s a crapshoot between Fianna Fail, both Fine Gael and a few hard-lefts for the last seat. Just because of the name, if I had to make a prediction it would be Hannah Lemass for FF.

Fine Gael are pushing hard to get a seat after getting nothing in 2014, lots of posters, canvassing and I got a letter from the Taoiseach’s office the other day (Leo’s constituency too) urging for a FG councillor to make sure the place is “properly represented”. Labour, for some reason, are running three candidates in a place they won just one seat in in 2014 and I can’t see how that will work out. Greens Neasa Hourigan has a good presence in terms of posters, but not sure they have much traction out here. Probably a few too many hard-left candidates (Solidarity, Workers, Inds4Change and a few Independents) to make a big impact.

But that’s just my own opinions, I couldn’t in any way claim to be an authority on the area’s politics. The last two referendums and the Presidential election have been my only votes here.

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AdoPerry - May 16, 2019

It will be interesting to see how Gary Gannon does. He has had no campaign locally but has a certain name recognition. I think FG will take a seat even though the two candidates are not active. It’s Paschals constituency and that would be to their benefit.

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Joe - May 16, 2019

Yep, Gannon’s result will be interesting. If it’s true that he has had no local campaign then he’s at risk of losing his Council seat.
NFB, SF got three last time but that was in Cabra Finglas (am I right?) and not Cabra Glasnevin. Different constitutency. I’m still saying they’ll only get one seat. And I’ll predict a seat for the Green’s Hourigan cos hey la dee la, the Greens are back.
So my very latest prediction is 2 Lab, 1 FF, 1 FG, 1 SF, 1 Ind Perry and 1 Green.

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Joe - May 18, 2019

Just got a leaflet in the door from Gannon. He’s calling himself the candidate for Glasnevin. “I moved here in 2017 when I bought my house”….”I’ve noticed Glasnevin doesn’t get a fair allocation of Council funding…” . Then he produces a pie chart of Council funding by area – big slice for Finglas, another for Cabra and so on. And a small slice for Glasnevin. Fook’s sake.
His granda was a docker and his ma was a street trader and now he has come out from the city to fight for a fair slice for the poor downtrodden people of Glasnevin. Wonder how it will go down? Nul points from me, for starters.

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5. rockroots - May 16, 2019

Gerry Warnock in Longford is ex-Social Democrats.

Interesting list – seems like a lot of ‘ex-Lab’.

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6. Cork correspondent - May 16, 2019

There’s another Independent candidate in Cork Skibbereen-Clonakilty. Yousuf Janab Ali, Chairman of the West Cork Islamic Cultural Centre in Clonakilty, originally from Bangladesh, living in Clon since 2000 and involved in fund-raising efforts for the Rohingya. refugees from Myanmar.

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7. Seán Ó Murchadha - May 16, 2019

Muineachán
Paddy Grenham(ex-PBP)
Tommy Hagam(ex-FG)

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8. polly - May 16, 2019

Dundalk Oliver Morgan was FF in the distant past.

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9. WorldbyStorm - May 16, 2019

BTW, this is a great post IEL and very handy.

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irishelectionliterature - May 16, 2019

Thanks. I’ve done it before, but there are so many different hues under “Independent” you can’t be too careful

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10. Tawdy - May 16, 2019

Limerick City North, Kevin Kiely ex FG.

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NFB - May 16, 2019

Never forgave Fine Gael for not running him in 2011.

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11. Tomboktu - May 16, 2019

South Dublin, Clondalkin, Timmons

He was associated with Right2Change but has pasted a sticker over that logo on reused posters.

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Joe - May 16, 2019

He didn’t agree with their 2Nations turn.

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12. Tawdy - May 16, 2019

Limerick City West, Jim Long, ex FG.

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13. charlie - May 16, 2019

Substantial number of ex-PBP Any reasons?

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14. John - May 18, 2019

Shane Lee in Tipperary is ex-Labour, ran for them in the last local elections but then fell out with Alan Kelly, or so I’m told…

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15. Cathal McCarthy - May 18, 2019

“Cathal McCarthy (Alt Right?)”

Seriously Alan, this says more about your political perspective than it does about mine. Do you check under the bed for Nazis every night before you go to sleep? Maybe they are hiding behind that pile of posters, you better go take a look 🙂

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irishelectionliterature - May 18, 2019

Cathal. I know you’re a long time Community Activist etc and have the interests of your Community at heart.. That siad I’d never seen Sharia Law mentioned before in an Irish Election Leaflet, the Freedom of Speech stuff too. Whats the best description because that stuff is the language of the far right?

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Cathal McCarthy - May 19, 2019

Alan, if you truly believe that the far-right are into freedom of speech then you are very naive; just like their authoritarian cousins on the far-left they do not tolerate opinions that differ from their own. Do you believe that Sharia Law should be accommodated and facilitated in Ireland? Anyone who raises issues that the neo liberals and their far-left clowns want swept under the carpet are labelled as “alt-right,” “far-right,” “fascist” or “Nazis;” that is the language of the far-left Marxists and they love to chant there little heads off with a variety of slogans that extol their ‘everyone that disagrees with me is literally Hitler’ mindset. Are you a looney leftie Antifa type?

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WorldbyStorm - May 24, 2019

Actually Cathal, stuff about Sharia, freedom of speech and so on is the coinage of the alt-right these days. I’ll entirely accept IEL’s analysis about your sincerity as a community activist, but it is entirely reasonable to draw attention – exercise freedom of speech if you will – to the presumably unintentional similarities. And by the by, ‘far-left Marxists’ also have freedom of speech too, even if you or whoever don’t much like what they’re saying (not least because legally they cannot restrict speech, as is evidenced by a multitude of online and off sites etc).

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Daniel Rayner O'Connor - May 24, 2019

In any case, wouldn’t we have to have a referendum to legitimise sharia over our own law?

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WorldbyStorm - May 24, 2019

Absolutely – I’d be amazed if it were otherwise and as a leftist (loony or otherwise) I’d be v dubious as a citizen if a republic seeing parallel legal systems instated – have t we had enough of that with annulments and so on and other aspects wrt the catholic Church

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16. Cathal McCarthy - May 18, 2019

Mark Carey, Limerick City West, is ex Social Democrats

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17. SMC - May 18, 2019

Limerick City East
Diarmuid Ryan- Came back from his pad in Portugal according to himself to save Ireland. Tried to get in touch with Gem*a o d to run for her but couldn’t. So he decided he was running for ACI anyway.

Limerick City North
Ruth Clarke, & Des Hayes (ex Renua), are husband and wife according to Limerick Leader

Limerick City West
Mark Carey, (is Soc Dems but didn’t get nominated)

Newcastle West
Christy Kelly -pro life activist, sees himself in the same political camp as Melissa O’Neill and Seamus Treanor

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18. gypsybhoy69 - May 23, 2019

Is the Trump fan running in Cabra a joke candidate or for real? Seems to a few ex PBP candidates running in Dublin. How many were ex SWP too? I know Pat Dunne wasn’t.

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irishelectionliterature - May 23, 2019

Unfortunately she is for real. I think PBP may have been a flag of convenience for some in 2014.

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Joe - May 24, 2019

And speaking of Cabra, should Cieran Perry not be down as ex Red Action, ex Working Class Action? Have I got those monikers right? Or does Working Class Action still exist?

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