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Locals Galway City 2019

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  • Registered Users Posts: 67 ✭✭RainNeverBow


    Was at the disability debate thing tonight in the Connacht. Was interesting to see them in action. But one FF candidate sent some random fella instead of going who was shouted out for trying to speak on his behalf 😂


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,728 ✭✭✭dilallio


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    Spotted this on reddit.


  • Registered Users Posts: 960 ✭✭✭Triangle


    Bredabe wrote: »
    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.

    True, I was a member of the soc dems and also greens. The smaller parties seem to allow candidates more freedom in their choices (more grass roots driven)
    It's one of the reasons they appeal to me.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,953 ✭✭✭_Whimsical_


    I got a leaflet in the post for Maria Walsh this morning.
    I have no idea how she's running as an MEP. If a man had made the comments she made last week when talking about how she'd take on another canditate in elections he'd definitely have been resigning post haste.
    "Ms Walsh said: “I have a crown and sash from the Rose Of Tralee in one hand and in the other hand my marksmanship is 37 out of 40 shots with a Steyr rifle....I’m not here to be pushed over.” "

    Who could possibly send that out on a European stage to represent us?


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,956 ✭✭✭✭ben.schlomo


    I got a leaflet in the post for Maria Walsh this morning.
    I have no idea how she's running as an MEP. If a man had made the comments she made last week when talking about how she'd take on another canditate in elections he'd definitely have been resigning post haste.
    "Ms Walsh said: “I have a crown and sash from the Rose Of Tralee in one hand and in the other hand my marksmanship is 37 out of 40 shots with a Steyr rifle....I’m not here to be pushed over.” "

    Who could possibly send that out on a European stage to represent us?
    Why would they be resigning?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,990 ✭✭✭Bredabe


    I got a leaflet in the post for Maria Walsh this morning.
    I have no idea how she's running as an MEP. If a man had made the comments she made last week when talking about how she'd take on another canditate in elections he'd definitely have been resigning post haste.



    Who could possibly send that out on a European stage to represent us?

    In a male candidate I would assume it was willy waving:rolleyes:, in a women of Marie's background I find it refreshing.

    * I expect there are plenty of people in the EUP who can use firearms as well.


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


    Bredabe wrote: »
    In a male candidate I would assume it was willy waving:rolleyes:, in a women of Marie's background I find it refreshing.

    * I expect there are plenty of people in the EUP who can use firearms as well.




    :eek: you can't be saying things like that in this day and age. We're all equal now. Women can wave their willys too :pac:


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,990 ✭✭✭Bredabe


    xckjoo wrote: »
    :eek: you can't be saying things like that in this day and age. We're all equal now. Women can wave their willys too :pac:
    Very true, while I can be majorily sure the male candidates have a willy, I cant be that sure that Marie does.;)


  • Registered Users Posts: 67 ✭✭RainNeverBow


    Lol didn't take long to slip into transphobia there lads. And for what? If saying something stupid was a sackable offense we wouldn't have many politicans of any kind!

    That said she hasn't a chance


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,861 ✭✭✭what_traffic


    https://www.galwaycity.ie/for-voters-information/#10

    A local electoral area (LEA) is an electoral area for elections to local authorities in Ireland. There are three Local Electoral Areas or LEAs in Galway City. They are East, Central and West. Each area has 6 Members elected to Galway City Council. Candidates seeking election will campaign in their Local Electoral Area for votes. You can only vote for a candidate who is seeking election in your Local Electoral Area.

    View the Local Electoral Area boundaries for Galway City

    https://galwaycity.maps.arcgis.com/apps/PublicGallery/map.html?appid=3853b01e8241421999b9b933265ea4ec&group=fb38dabbbc074c99a251fc18e3f1b97c&webmap=844b630eddce48a28fe96a23b891ccd5


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,990 ✭✭✭Bredabe


    Lol didn't take long to slip into transphobia there lads. And for what? If saying something stupid was a sackable offense we wouldn't have many politicans of any kind!

    That said she hasn't a chance
    Speaking for myself, I wasn't being transphobic, just being giddy. I will of course apologise to any of the mentioned candidates who feel I have slighted them with my mention of them having or not a willy.

    *I work with transkids on occasion, so far not one of them has told me that have an issue with that phrase from an old person like me.


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


    Lol didn't take long to slip into transphobia there lads. And for what? If saying something stupid was a sackable offense we wouldn't have many politicans of any kind!

    That said she hasn't a chance
    Um. What transphobia? :confused:

    I'm making the point that equality means if you're going to judge one gender for a silly statement like that then you should equally judge another gender for it. Accusing us of transphobia for that is reactionary and belittling of actual transphobia that people experience.


  • Registered Users Posts: 67 ✭✭RainNeverBow


    Im not gonna get into it but ye made it about gender for seemingly no reasons. She will be judged on her comments like all the rest


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


    Im not gonna get into it but ye made it about gender for seemingly no reasons. She will be judged on her comments like all the rest


    That was exactly my point but I injected a little light hartedness into it. Mentioning gender doesn't make something transphobic though. And again I think it does a disservice to people experiencing real transphobic behaviour to suggest it does.


  • Registered Users Posts: 23,254 ✭✭✭✭zell12


    Two councillors came to my door, on different evenings.
    Both dropped paper in the letterbox and left.
    Clearly engaging with voters.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 511 ✭✭✭ChewyLouie


    We haven't had a single candidate or canvasser to our door or a single leaflet in the letterbox. Living in the city. Was visiting friends in Tuam last weekend and they had several visits in the couple of hours we were there.

    Others getting much canvassing in the city?


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,956 ✭✭✭✭ben.schlomo


    We've had about 6, city east.


  • Registered Users Posts: 23,254 ✭✭✭✭zell12


    We've had about 6, city east.
    Are you a brown envelope stockist? :o


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,956 ✭✭✭✭ben.schlomo


    zell12 wrote: »
    We've had about 6, city east.
    Are you a brown envelope stockist? :o
    Envelopes of all colours, lest anyone suggest any form of discrimination.


  • Registered Users Posts: 67 ✭✭RainNeverBow


    We've had about 6, city east.

    Jaysus; that's a lot which ones? Only got 3 here in central, Hoare, Byrne, and Nolan


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  • Registered Users Posts: 11,956 ✭✭✭✭ben.schlomo


    We've had about 6, city east.

    Jaysus; that's a lot which ones? Only got 3 here in central, Hoare, Byrne, and Nolan
    Crowd, Larkin, Independent fella, Lynch, McDonnell and a.n other.


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,777 ✭✭✭✭flazio


    Who are Aontú?


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,990 ✭✭✭Bredabe


    flazio wrote: »
    Who are Aontú?


    Peadar Tóibín new party, anti choice, conservative and eurosceptic.
    Horrible use of the brown/yellow pallet on the posters(tho that might be a girl thing)


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,188 ✭✭✭bobbyss


    How about choosing candidates based solely on looks for locals and Europe?
    Maria Walsh's poster is stunning.
    She has my No 1. No question of that. If Mary Mitchell O'Connor was running for locals she'd get a 1 as well. ( Just what is it about the air in East Galway/Shrule?)
    That way people would be able to actually name their city councillors and MEPs .


  • Registered Users Posts: 67 ✭✭RainNeverBow


    Anyone listen to the debate? I could only catch the first half. When do the podcasts go up?


  • Registered Users Posts: 140 ✭✭Rolllo


    My mother got a flyer with a hand-written 'sorry you were out when I called' note on it. She wasn't out, they didn't call, and it wasn't him who put it in the door. Some integrity these lads.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,385 ✭✭✭inisboffin


    Many 'called' but never knocked at the door. Just put in a flyer. ALL camps :/

    The exception being Mike Cubbard and it was in a deluge. I was in the back garden rescuing laundry!


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,861 ✭✭✭what_traffic


    Plenty of leaflet drops - only two callers.
    Am right on the Western edge of Galway Central so was a surprise that 1st caller
    was
      FAHY Frank FG (he is based in Menlo)
      McDONAGH John LAB ; (he is based in Shantalla)


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,861 ✭✭✭what_traffic


    Full listing of all candidates on the RTE Website
    https://www.rte.ie/news/elections2019/2019/0505/1047628-galway-city-council/


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  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 14,166 Mod ✭✭✭✭Zzippy



    What an utterly depressing list.

    Is the Nuala Nolan running for Aontu in the east ward the same Nuala Nolan who was a Labour councillor in central previously, IIRC? That's quite the change in outlook...


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