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The candidates for Dublin Bay South June 25, 2021

Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.
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As noted on RTÉ yesterday:

Fifteen candidates have registered to contest the Dublin Bay South by-election, which will be held on Thursday 8 July.

Representatives from 10 political parties, as well as five Independent candidates, lodged their papers with the Dublin City Sheriff’s Office by today’s noon deadline.

And here they are:

The candidates are:

  • Ivana Bacik (Lab)
  • Justin Barrett (National Party)
  • Lynn Boylan (SF)
  • Claire Byrne (GP)
  • Dolores Cahill (Ind)
  • Deirdre Conroy (FF)
  • Peter Dooley (Ind)
  • Sarah Durcan (SD)
  • Mannix Flynn (Ind)
  • James Geoghegan (FG)
  • Jacqui Gilbourne (Renua)
  • John Keigher (Ind)
  • Colm O’Keefe (Ind)
  • Brigid Purcell (PBP)
  • Mairéad Tóibín (Aontú)

I think IEL’s analysis here holds very true.

 

BTW, for the times that are in it:

The key measures: sanitisers will be available at all polling stations; voters will be asked to wear a mask and observe social distancing when they are in the polling station; the polling station will be sanitised at regular intervals; and a perspex screen will be set up at each presiding officer’s desk.

Voters will also be asked to bring their own pen or pencil to mark the ballot paper, but pencils will also be available at the polling station if required by a voter.

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1. Colm Breathnach - June 25, 2021

Sorry, I’m in profit of doom mode today. I think the fascist scum will do better than expected in the by-election.
On the other hand SF will probably come second which will knock the bejasus out of FF and, hopefully, PBP will get a good vote.

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WorldbyStorm - June 25, 2021

Just thinking, what would you think would be a good result for the NP, the risible DC etc?

Certainly SF coming second has major implications for FF.

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irishelectionliterature - June 25, 2021

A good result for the NP would be to finish ahead of any other party bar Renua. Like DDI did in the Meath East by-election a few years back.

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NFB - June 25, 2021

Hopefully the same long-term result for the party if that happens!

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Colm Breathnach - June 25, 2021

I’m sorry to say but I think they might top all the small parties. I really hope I’m wrong, but from talking to various people on the left in Dublin over the last while I get the impression the N(SDA)P is on the verge of breaking from the far right pack. I really hope I have to eat my words after the election but it’s better to be realistic about these things.

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2. irishelectionliterature - June 25, 2021

I see Colm O’Keefe is running … provided me with one of my favourite election leaflets ever.
https://irishelectionliterature.com/2020/02/04/leaflet-from-colm-okeeffe-independent-dublin-south-west-ge2020/

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wesferry - June 25, 2021

Certainly stands out as different.

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WorldbyStorm - June 25, 2021

It’s so random – the idea that this would be a platform that would be worth running on and the two items sort of dragged out of the ether, neither of which are connected really in any particular way.

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3. wesferry - June 25, 2021

I hope some savvy photographer snaps Nasty Party führer Justin Barrett having to wear a Covid mask like a ‘sheeple’ as he casts his vote.

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NFB - June 25, 2021

TBH he being barred from voting because he refuses to wear a mask would probably be a benefit to the party.

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wesferry - June 25, 2021

Fair point.

In that case, Barrett could claim he would have won the seat if all the NP voters hadn’t been prevented from sweeping him to power by ‘fascist mask orders’ (or something like that).

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4. Alibaba - June 25, 2021

Some say the Dublin Bay South constituency is a stronghold for Fine Gael and a low voter turnout will benefit them. I am not persuaded. Geoghegan’s profile is not great and he may not win.

Hopefully – vote left, transfer left – will carry the day and despite the fact that none of the left leaning parties called for this explicitly. 

Barrett tends to piggyback on certain campaigns arguing a freedom of expression case and can do it rather well. Ideally the vote for him and the scumotocracy will be extremely thin.

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5. Wes Ferry - June 27, 2021

Mannix Flynn — What’s he at? No chance of winning. Is it ego?

It’s not like he has a party that simply has to stand to fly the flag and save face or try and build its membership.

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banjoagbeanjoe - June 28, 2021

He has a great big banner hanging on a building in Aungier St though.

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6. Paul Culloty - June 28, 2021

Poll – Bacik would be elected on transfers, one presumes, if this were accurate:

Greens, SF and FF would all be relatively disappointed, SDs as they were, but would at least be aiming to overtake Flynn.

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banjoagbeanjoe - June 28, 2021

Who would you trust – the Irish Times or the bookies? I’m with Roddy and the bookies. Boylan has to be higher than that poll.

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7. Tomboktu - June 28, 2021

I wonder if FF being beaten on the day into fifth by the Greens in O’Callaghsn’s constituency would take the shine off O’Callaghan as the saviour of FF.

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gypsybhoy69 - July 1, 2021

Fingers crossed!

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