Advertisement
If you have a new account but are having problems posting or verifying your account, please email us on [email protected] for help. Thanks :)
Hello all! Please ensure that you are posting a new thread or question in the appropriate forum. The Feedback forum is overwhelmed with questions that are having to be moved elsewhere. If you need help to verify your account contact [email protected]

Local Elections 2019

1246719

Comments

  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 948 ✭✭✭Dirkziggler


    Sheeps wrote: »
    Would have to disagree. They made a very vocal impact on the campaign for repeal. They've been there to soak up the anger from the housing crisis like a sponge. They've shown their heads up when it matters for people (again, usually over nimby stuff), but they're activists and people see that. They had one of the largest groups of people at the Raise the Roof rally too. I could be wrong, but I would expect them to increase the number of seats they have currently.


    Genuinely feel if you asked people about them they would give a nod of the head not rreally aware of who they are or what they stand for.

    I'm happy to see growth on the left but feel their identity isn't yet known so people don't engage with votes. Maybe I'm wrong.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 948 ✭✭✭Dirkziggler


    Talk that the Greens have polled really well. I just got breaking news regarding exit polls


  • Registered Users Posts: 578 ✭✭✭ddarcy


    Talk that the Greens have polled really well. I just got breaking news regarding exit polls

    I saw this tweet:
    Dublin:
    Cuffe (GP) 23
    Fitzgerald (FG) 14
    Andrews (FF) 12
    Daly (I4C) 12
    Boylan (SF) 10
    Gannon (SD) 6
    Durkan (FG) 5
    White (Lab) 5
    Higgins (Ind) 3
    Others 10


    Northwest:
    McGuinness (FG) 23
    Carthy (SF) 15
    McHugh (GP) 12
    Flanagan (Ind) 10
    Walsh (FG) 10
    Casey (Ind) 7
    Smith (FF) 6
    Rabbitte (FF) 3
    Hannigan (Lab) 3

    Others 34

    I’ll try to link in later. It’s from Gavin Reilly though

    Local elections:

    FF 23 (-2.5)
    FG 23 (-1)
    SF 12 (-3.2)
    Lab 6 (-1.2)
    SolPBP 2 (-0.9)
    Greens 9 (+7.4)
    SD 3 (+3)
    I4C 2 (+2)
    Aontú 1 (+1)
    Renua 0
    Others 2


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,605 ✭✭✭votecounts


    ddarcy wrote: »
    I saw this tweet:
    Dublin:
    Cuffe (GP) 23
    Fitzgerald (FG) 14
    Andrews (FF) 12
    Daly (I4C) 12
    Boylan (SF) 10
    Gannon (SD) 6
    Durkan (FG) 5
    White (Lab) 5
    Higgins (Ind) 3
    Others 10


    Northwest:
    McGuinness (FG) 23
    Carthy (SF) 15
    McHugh (GP) 12
    Flanagan (Ind) 10
    Walsh (FG) 10
    Casey (Ind) 7
    Smith (FF) 6
    Rabbitte (FF) 3
    Hannigan (Lab) 3

    Others 34

    I’ll try to link in later. It’s from Gavin Reilly though

    That was Red C exit poll that was just on the Late Late Show


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,605 ✭✭✭votecounts


    Talk that the Greens have polled really well. I just got breaking news regarding exit polls
    Look to be in the hunt for all 3 seats, topping the poll in Dublin


  • Advertisement
  • Registered Users Posts: 578 ✭✭✭ddarcy


    votecounts wrote: »
    That was Red C exit poll that was just on the Late Late Show

    Correct it’s the red c poll


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 948 ✭✭✭Dirkziggler


    votecounts wrote: »
    Look to be in the hunt for all 3 seats, topping the poll in Dublin

    I don't see why does nobody remember the last time they got s sniff at power


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,742 ✭✭✭✭ninebeanrows


    Looks like the Greens have finally lost their toxicity they gained after being in government with FF in past.


  • Site Banned Posts: 12,341 ✭✭✭✭Faugheen


    I don't see why does nobody remember the last time they got s sniff at power

    Yeah but now the issues which based their foundation are finally coming to the fire.


  • Registered Users Posts: 32,138 ✭✭✭✭is_that_so


    ddarcy wrote: »
    Correct it’s the red c poll

    McGuinness is on 25% according to the poll not 23% posted. In the locals SF and Ind vote might be down a bit, Greens again look like having a good election.


  • Advertisement
  • Registered Users Posts: 10,583 ✭✭✭✭Jamie2k9


    Interesting to see if SF lose many Dublin local seats, there policies with the left are adding to housing problems.


  • Registered Users Posts: 623 ✭✭✭return guide


    I don't see why does nobody remember the last time they got s sniff at power

    A lot of their voters were in primary school then, at least 3 in my house anyway, and they convinced their parents to stay away from the usual suspects.




  • are there results for the council elections yet im only seeing euros, or have i misread the ones posted there


  • Registered Users Posts: 623 ✭✭✭return guide


    are there results for the council elections yet im only seeing euros, or have i misread the ones posted there

    These are exit polls only, counting starts tomorrow for local elections and the central Europeans will be voting over the weekend, so the results will be announced later


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,525 ✭✭✭fly_agaric


    I don't see why does nobody remember the last time they got s sniff at power
    A lot of their voters were in primary school then

    As someone (long past primary school) not overly impressed with them who gave them a preference this time, choice is limited...very few parties have completely clean hands looking back over the history of the boom and the crash/austerity period that followed.

    The Green's bib is far cleaner than FF's anyway (and the public seem to have largely forgiven FF outside the Pale anyway, something that baffles me more than any new turn to the Greens).


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,196 ✭✭✭Pedro K


    It's quite disheartening to see FF and FG at the top of the local polls again. I really don't know why people keep going back to them. Oh well.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 172 ✭✭devlinio


    Pedro K wrote: »
    It's quite disheartening to see FF and FG at the top of the local polls again. I really don't know why people keep going back to them. Oh well.

    Fine Gael are the only party we should be voting for. I only voted for them today.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,762 ✭✭✭Sheeps


    Pedro K wrote: »
    It's quite disheartening to see FF and FG at the top of the local polls again. I really don't know why people keep going back to them. Oh well.
    I agree and I've no idea what it will take to break the cycle for someone capable to govern us. Like every scandal in Irish history belongs to either Fianna Fáil or Fine Gael, from turning Denis O'Brien in to a billionare, to Fianna Fáil literally bankrupting the country, yet people view the left wing parties as the crazy ones.


  • Registered Users Posts: 18,867 ✭✭✭✭road_high


    Pedro K wrote: »
    It's quite disheartening to see FF and FG at the top of the local polls again. I really don't know why people keep going back to them. Oh well.

    Simply because they trust no one else with the economy. All the other loons run the very real risk of economic ruin with their looney tune approach and belief in unicorns and the free money tree. Most people that actually have to work for a living see through the fantasy stuff


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,593 ✭✭✭Wheeliebin30


    Sheeps wrote: »
    I agree and I've no idea what it will take to break the cycle for someone capable to govern us. Like every scandal in Irish history belongs to either Fianna Fáil or Fine Gael, from turning Denis O'Brien in to a billionare, to Fianna Fáil literally bankrupting the country, yet people view the left wing parties as the crazy ones.

    I’ll tell you why

    Your very paragraph is the reason.

    Full of soundbite tin foil nonsense that most sensible people see through.


  • Advertisement
  • Registered Users Posts: 2,762 ✭✭✭Sheeps


    I’ll tell you why

    Your very paragraph is the reason.

    Full of soundbite tin foil nonsense that most sensible people see through.

    See through, or ignore? Did we not just have a giant decade long recession?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,593 ✭✭✭Wheeliebin30


    Sheeps wrote: »
    See through, or ignore? Did we not just have a giant decade long recession?

    Indeed.

    So who are you ranting about again sorry?


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,762 ✭✭✭Sheeps


    road_high wrote: »
    Simply because they trust no one else with the economy. All the other loons run the very real risk of economic ruin with their looney tune approach and belief in unicorns and the free money tree. Most people that actually have to work for a living see through the fantasy stuff

    Except, the ones who actually ruined the economy were Fianna Fáil, so as much as you want to insinuate that the left wing parties will ruin the country, the only ones with an actual track record of doing so are the established parties.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,597 ✭✭✭storker


    I voted Green today. I didn't think I would because they've p155ed me off more than once in the past. But I looked at the ballot paper, so much of the same-old-same-old and I'd like to see something different. That combined with the recent highlighting of green issues, made the difference. Nothing for FFG from me. I don't want more of the same.


  • Registered Users Posts: 944 ✭✭✭Colonel Claptrap


    Renua are at 0% (no change).

    Time to put this dog out of its misery.


  • Registered Users Posts: 18,867 ✭✭✭✭road_high


    Sheeps wrote: »
    Except, the ones who actually ruined the economy were Fianna F, so as much as you want to insinuate that the left wing parties will ruin the country, the only ones with an actual track record of doing so are the established parties.

    Only for the reason voters don’t trust them on the economy- if they did they’d have voted in a SF PBP profit dreamteam coalition years ago. The voter conclusion is FG or FF aren’t perfect but the other lot would be far worse...the results speak for themselves on this


  • Registered Users Posts: 18,867 ✭✭✭✭road_high


    storker wrote: »
    I voted Green today. I didn't think I would because they've p155ed me off more than once in the past. But I looked at the ballot paper, so much of the same-old-same-old and I'd like to see something different. That combined with the recent highlighting of green issues, made the difference. Nothing for FFG from me. I don't want more of the same.

    What do you think the greens are going to do?


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,430 ✭✭✭Topgear on Dave


    Sheeps wrote: »
    I agree and I've no idea what it will take to break the cycle for someone capable to govern us. Like every scandal in Irish history belongs to either Fianna Fáil or Fine Gael, from turning Denis O'Brien in to a billionare, to Fianna Fáil literally bankrupting the country, yet people view the left wing parties as the crazy ones.

    True that. But come government formation time most of the left wing parties will quietly steer well clear of any involvement in it.

    Months later they will be found loudly and angrily decrying the injustices of any decisions that the government makes and how something should be done / the minister should resign.:rolleyes:


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,597 ✭✭✭storker


    road_high wrote: »
    What do you think the greens are going to do?

    Team up with the other green parties in Europe to affect legislation or else highlight environmental issues at a local level.

    In a general election I'd be hoping that (this time) they'd be in a position to but a brake on the worst excesses of whoever they might go into coalition with.

    But I didn't really vote for them because of what thy might do, I voted for them because I couldn't bring myself to reward FFG's contempt for the citizenry.


  • Advertisement
  • Registered Users Posts: 5,597 ✭✭✭storker


    True that. But come government formation time most of the left wing parties will quietly steer well clear of any involvement in it.

    Yes, indeed, that is a problem...and I did give PBP a (4th out of 4) preference today, not because I particularly believe in their policies but because someone needs to be in there shouting for the little guy, and FFG never will, no matter what they say about "the people who get up early".

    If PBP bottle it again with a hung Dail though, they'll have had their last vote from me.


Advertisement