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An unexpected election? January 17, 2020

Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.

Harry McGee in the IT made a good point that the election – despite being trailed for months, appeared to have ‘caught some parties on the hop’.

The announcement of the election certainly caught some of the parties on the hop. Not all have finalised their candidate selection yet even though the campaign is already underway.
Fianna Fáil has yet to choose Anne Rabbitte’s running mate in Galway East. That is surprising given that the constituency should be a key target for the party. It did really well in Tuam in the local elections winning four out of the seven seats. Sean Canney, the Independent TD and Minister for State is from that neck of the woods and it is his seat that might be vulnerable.
Fine Gael has already chosen Peter Roche, who topped the poll in the Tuam area. Fianna Fáil names that have been mentioned are former TD Colm Keaveney and Donagh Killilea, son of the late and legendary Mark Killilea.

I’m mystified by that. Surely this election of all elections is one that was flagged up for years before-hand.


1. gypsybhoy69 - January 20, 2020

I’m thankful for the early election for one main reason….that being that it’s unlikely that Joe Costello will feel the need to rock up to Dalymount as he usually does during an election campaign.

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Joe - January 20, 2020

But JC TD will surely rock up for a lap of honour at Dalyer when the league starts in March?

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gypsybhoy69 - January 20, 2020

Ah Joe, you sure know how to ruin a moment.

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