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Quick question; How is Danny Healey Rae a TD?

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  • Registered Users Posts: 24,491 ✭✭✭✭Cookie_Monster


    because he will support anything and everything the government need him to in return for favours such as swimming pools, bypasses and such. Because basically the electorate have no interest in people governing the country, just getting as much as possible for their local area.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,208 ✭✭✭HivemindXX


    I think this, from Ciara Kenny's Twitter feed, is about the best explanation you are likely to get.

    ChpH_3HWwAE4Ak7.jpg


  • Registered Users Posts: 33,407 ✭✭✭✭NIMAN


    There are a lot of small minded, thick people with the vote,that's how.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,793 ✭✭✭Red Kev


    Like most other politicians they tell people what they want to hear. Healy Ray's are just particularly good at it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 204 ✭✭Ryaner179


    Thanks for answering everybody and thanks to HivemindXX for that image


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  • Registered Users Posts: 18,415 ✭✭✭✭Bass Reeves


    It is much more complex that that. Tip O'Neill is associated with the phrase that all politics is local. The Healy Rae dynasty is based on the same understanding. It is stupid to assume that the people who vote for them are not intelligent. This is the nonsense that has caused the amount of independents we have now elected to the Dail.

    People in Kerry could point to the stupidity of electing Paul Murphy, Copinger, Barrett and the rest of the AAA and PBP as these will never enter government so cannot represent those who elect them.

    It should be remembered that not only did they win two seats in a 5 seat Kerry constituency but as the local FF director of elections stated ''they made a mistake they should have run three candidates'' as he taught they would have got them elected. Kenny's Twitter feed is again a simplistic misunderstanding of the huge constituency work that these TD's do. Neither is it stroke pulling but rather hard graft at a local level that has got them to the national stage.

    Slava Ukrainii



  • Registered Users Posts: 5,301 ✭✭✭Snickers Man


    People in Kerry could point to the stupidity of electing Paul Murphy, Copinger, Barrett and the rest of the AAA and PBP as these will never enter government so cannot represent those who elect them.

    Sorry. Which government was any member of the Healy-Rae clan (Father, Elder son, Younger son) EVER part of?


  • Registered Users Posts: 18,415 ✭✭✭✭Bass Reeves


    Sorry. Which government was any member of the Healy-Rae clan (Father, Elder son, Younger son) EVER part of?

    Jackie Healy Rae kept the 97-2001 FF/PD government in power along with Harry Blaney, Mildrid Fox and Tom Gildea. The 2002-2008 government FF/PD had an overall majority but it was thin and Bertie Ahern Healy Rae and Blaney on side. The 2008-2011 FF/Green Government was again dependent on his support as they only had a bare majority.

    Slava Ukrainii



  • Registered Users Posts: 6,851 ✭✭✭sporina


    Danny was on Newtalk there - jayyyyysus he really sounded like he was about to have a major heart attack.. :eek:


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,080 ✭✭✭sheesh


    Sorry. Which government was any member of the Healy-Rae clan (Father, Elder son, Younger son) EVER part of?

    jackie healy rae was a long standing member of fiann fail headed up elections for candidates in the south kerry elections
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackie_Healy-Rae

    He split with fianna fail when he wanted to run for a seat in the dail which he won


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  • Moderators, Politics Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 15,386 Mod ✭✭✭✭Quin_Dub


    Zombie thread


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