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Locals Galway City 2019

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  • Registered Users Posts: 23,312 ✭✭✭✭zell12


    Marian Harkin MEP not running again
    Potential scramble for a brand new candidate to represent the giant NW area, currently 1 FG, 1 SF, 2 Ind


  • Registered Users Posts: 67 ✭✭RainNeverBow




  • Registered Users Posts: 12,793 ✭✭✭✭flazio


    Loving how Councillor Terry O Flaherty has put a huge poster claiming her wonderful track record on a sign belonging to the derelict site for many years now, Dawn Dairy site in Renmore. Yep, great show of your track record right there, you sure you don't want to put another one on a sign outside the Corrib Great Southern?


  • Registered Users Posts: 904 ✭✭✭pure.conya


    flazio wrote: »
    Loving how Councillor Terry O Flaherty has put a huge poster claiming her wonderful track record on a sign belonging to the derelict site for many years now, Dawn Dairy site in Renmore. Yep, great show of your track record right there, you sure you don't want to put another one on a sign outside the Corrib Great Southern?

    also proclaiming to be a full-time councilor, sure she's OAP and got nothing else to do, next


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 29,930 ✭✭✭✭TerrorFirmer


    In fairness what are Councillors supposed to do about privately-owned sites like that? The Corrib Great Southern is already being fined for being on the derelict register for example.

    If the owners continue to let them rot despite the financial penalties, there's nothing can be done. Or what would you suggest that Terry O' Flaherty do? Seems unfair to somehow make this a failing of hers to be honest.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 511 ✭✭✭ChewyLouie


    So far I've only seen one candidate with policies on their posters. Nearly all the posters are a large photo of their face with a "1" in the corner... do people vote based on how the candidates look...?


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,344 ✭✭✭xckjoo


    ChewyLouie wrote: »
    So far I've only seen one candidate with policies on their posters. Nearly all the posters are a large photo of their face with a "1" in the corner... do people vote based on how the candidates look...?

    Think it's name and face recognition more than anything. You have to remember that most people don't vote so the campaigns aren't designed to inform the general population.


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,793 ✭✭✭✭flazio


    In fairness what are Councillors supposed to do about privately-owned sites like that? The Corrib Great Southern is already being fined for being on the derelict register for example.

    If the owners continue to let them rot despite the financial penalties, there's nothing can be done. Or what would you suggest that Terry O' Flaherty do? Seems unfair to somehow make this a failing of hers to be honest.

    I'm just saying it's a stupid place to put an election poster with a claim. Far better to ask a business or an organisation who benefited from your contribution to get going to allow a poster to be put there.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,957 ✭✭✭Pen Rua


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    Darius Ivan (Craic in Galway) is running...


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,000 ✭✭✭Bredabe


    Pen Rua wrote: »
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    Darius Ivan (Craic in Galway) is running...
    Two FG's running in the same area, even tho its the same ward? story with that?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,955 ✭✭✭_Whimsical_


    John Crowley from the Soc Democrats came to my door last week and he mentioned he's decided not to use posters, that they can't be really justified anymore as they're single use etc.

    I thought that was a brave enough move, made me look a little closer at what he's offering.


  • Registered Users Posts: 23,312 ✭✭✭✭zell12


    Bredabe wrote: »
    Two FG's running in the same area, even tho its the same ward? story with that?
    Sweeper candidates.
    Fine Gael
    Central Cllr. Frank Fahy, Eddie Hoare
    East Cllr. John Walsh, Donal Lynch
    West Cllr. Pearce Flannery, Clodagh Higgins

    Same with Fianna Fail
    Central Cllr. Ollie Crowe, Imelda Byrne
    East Cllr. Michael Crowe, Alan Cheevers
    West Cllr. Peter Keane, John Connolly


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,344 ✭✭✭xckjoo


    John Crowley from the Soc Democrats came to my door last week and he mentioned he's decided not to use posters, that they can't be really justified anymore as they're single use etc.

    I thought that was a brave enough move, made me look a little closer at what he's offering.


    Risky. Particularly for a new party without the recognition.
    I'm thinking of giving him a vote but now I doubt his judgement :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,955 ✭✭✭_Whimsical_


    xckjoo wrote: »
    Risky. Particularly for a new party without the recognition.
    I'm thinking of giving him a vote but now I doubt his judgement :D

    lol yeah I was the same. Infairness though when I asked him about it he definitely understood it was risky, he looked a little ill about it infact, but he said he felt he couldn't justify doing it all the same. I'd have to respect someone who'll put a principle over their own chances. I said I'll make the effort to tell people about him because he was going to do it and he was thankful.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 511 ✭✭✭ChewyLouie


    John Crowley from the Soc Democrats came to my door last week and he mentioned he's decided not to use posters, that they can't be really justified anymore as they're single use etc.

    I thought that was a brave enough move, made me look a little closer at what he's offering.

    Fair play - will look into him more too. Seems to be a personal stance as I see his SD colleague Owen Hanley has posters up.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,000 ✭✭✭Bredabe


    zell12 wrote: »
    Sweeper candidates.
    What is a sweeper candidate?

    *google says sweeper candidates are engineers lol!


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,344 ✭✭✭xckjoo


    lol yeah I was the same. Infairness though when I asked him about it he definitely understood it was risky, he looked a little ill about it infact, but he said he felt he couldn't justify doing it all the same. I'd have to respect someone who'll put a principle over their own chances. I said I'll make the effort to tell people about him because he was going to do it and he was thankful.


    True. We all moan about politicians all being the same and out for themselves, so we should encourage someone making a principled stand. Plus I agree that they're a waste. I think SDs are still too unfocussed as a party for national level, but locals are a different matter.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,360 ✭✭✭Gadgetman496


    Bredabe wrote: »
    What is a sweeper candidate?

    *google says sweeper candidates are engineers lol!

    A candidate unlikely to be elected but will garner extra votes for transfer to the other candidate/running mate (normally better known or already serving) to get them over the line. A fall guy basically.

    "Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid."



  • Registered Users Posts: 4,000 ✭✭✭Bredabe


    A candidate unlikely to be elected but will garner extra votes for transfer to the other candidate/running mate (normally better known are already serving) to get them over the line. A fall guy basically.

    Thanks a mil.


  • Registered Users Posts: 67 ✭✭RainNeverBow


    xckjoo wrote: »
    True. We all moan about politicians all being the same and out for themselves, so we should encourage someone making a principled stand. Plus I agree that they're a waste. I think SDs are still too unfocussed as a party for national level, but locals are a different matter.

    This is basically my line of thinking. Usually vote Labour and was going to but they put forward a really weak candidate so I'll give the Soc Dems a chance


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  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 3,126 ✭✭✭Snow Garden


    John Crowley from the Soc Democrats came to my door last week and he mentioned he's decided not to use posters, that they can't be really justified anymore as they're single use etc.

    I thought that was a brave enough move, made me look a little closer at what he's offering.

    150+ towns have banned election posters altogether. At this stage they are just pollution. Most people want them banned.


  • Registered Users Posts: 116 ✭✭d00mk1n


    Pen Rua wrote: »
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    Darius Ivan (Craic in Galway) is running...

    Love Both supporter, no thanks


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,344 ✭✭✭xckjoo


    150+ towns have banned election posters altogether. At this stage they are just pollution. Most people want them banned.


    There would have to be a collective agreement to get rid of them for it to work. Personal decisions to not put up posters will leave that candidate at a disadvantage. I'm curious to the effect the banning of posters will have on voter turn-out too. Hopefully we'll see some stats on turn-out from those regions after the election


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,000 ✭✭✭Bredabe


    d00mk1n wrote: »
    Love Both supporter, no thanks

    For that ward the FF candidate was very pro life as well, I dont know if it was publicised(apologies if it was and I missed it) but in public meetings , it was clear this was their choice in the matter.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 1,477 ✭✭✭youngrun


    xckjoo wrote: »
    There would have to be a collective agreement to get rid of them for it to work. Personal decisions to not put up posters will leave that candidate at a disadvantage. I'm curious to the effect the banning of posters will have on voter turn-out too. Hopefully we'll see some stats on turn-out from those regions after the election

    Posters a very simple and great way of advertising for elections and seeing who is standing for election
    Who is going to vote for a nobody with no presence or campaign?


  • Registered Users Posts: 23,312 ✭✭✭✭zell12


    youngrun wrote: »
    Posters a very simple and great way of advertising for elections and seeing who is standing for election
    Who is going to vote for a nobody with no presence or campaign?
    Peter Casey, a comparative unknown, had very few posters, yet got 23% of the vote...


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,000 ✭✭✭Bredabe


    youngrun wrote: »
    Posters a very simple and great way of advertising for elections and seeing who is standing for election
    Who is going to vote for a nobody with no presence or campaign?
    Not having posters doesn't mean not having a campaign, Im a floating voter but I talking during the recent ref to members of a party I didn't know was here, I was newly returned.
    The candidate is not putting up posters but has a significant fan base and sm presents.


  • Registered Users Posts: 960 ✭✭✭Triangle


    Bredabe wrote: »
    Not having posters doesn't mean not having a campaign, Im a floating voter but I talking during the recent ref to members of a party I didn't know was here, I was newly returned.
    The candidate is not putting up posters but has a significant fan base and sm presents.

    There was a motion put before the seanad to discuss only allowing posters to be put up in designated spaces (similar to some places on the continent)
    The amendment was not even allow to be discussed.
    As far as I know there's only one party that really wants to reduce the impact of posters.

    It was proposed by grace osullivan of the green party. A lot of smaller and independents are for posters, I believe the soc dems believe they need them too.

    If you care for the environment, there really is only one party that has focused on this and thats the greens. They're the only party that consistently brings bills like the waste reduction bill to the table. The rest are too busy with other items to give the environment a second thought.


  • Registered Users Posts: 960 ✭✭✭Triangle


    Edit: double post


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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,000 ✭✭✭Bredabe


    Triangle wrote: »
    There was a motion put before the seanad to discuss only allowing posters to be put up in designated spaces (similar to some places on the continent)
    The amendment was not even allow to be discussed.
    As far as I know there's only one party that really wants to reduce the impact of posters.

    It was proposed by grace osullivan of the green party. A lot of smaller and independents are for posters, I believe the soc dems believe they need them too.

    If you care for the environment, there really is only one party that has focused on this and thats the greens. They're the only party that consistently brings bills like the waste reduction bill to the table. The rest are too busy with other items to give the environment a second thought.
    It seems to be a personal choice with the SD's, as I travel around I see posters for some candidates and not others.
    For myself, as a visual person some kind of visual presentation is important, when I spoke to candidates, I mentioned the poster park idea. A lead balloon reception tho.


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