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General Election 2020 - See MOD note in First Post

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  • Registered Users Posts: 700 ✭✭✭kayaksurfbum


    I think that last sentence deserves some clarification. I’m not aware of any controversy being ‘not too far’ from him.

    Ah well, it must not be true then!!! Vote freely.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 814 ✭✭✭debok


    Ah well, it must not be true then!!! Vote freely.

    Jaysus you insinuate something, then your asked to clarify what controversy and now the still unknown controversy must not be true. Just throwing mud and hoping something sticks.


  • Registered Users Posts: 463 ✭✭Jonybgud


    Sinn Fein gets my vote this time


  • Registered Users Posts: 700 ✭✭✭kayaksurfbum


    Jonybgud wrote: »
    Sinn Fein gets my vote this time

    Is it because of David Culliane or sinn Feins policies in general?


  • Moderators, Regional South East Moderators Posts: 9,024 Mod ✭✭✭✭Aquos76


    Eddie Mulligan got selected because of the work he has been doing over last few years for the people of Waterford, especially with the Waterford City Business groups, he might not be everyone's cup of tea, but he is hardworking and those in FF see that he is probably their best hope of taking a 2nd seat. The alternative to Eddie was Eamon Quinlan. Jason Murphy wasn't interested in running.

    FF seem certain that Mary Butler will hold her seat, especially now that Paudie Coffey won't be running, me personally, I'm not so sure.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,086 ✭✭✭✭Gael23


    Aquos76 wrote: »
    Eddie Mulligan got selected because of the work he has been doing over last few years for the people of Waterford, especially with the Waterford City Business groups, he might not be everyone's cup of tea, but he is hardworking and those in FF see that he is probably their best hope of taking a 2nd seat. The alternative to Eddie was Eamon Quinlan. Jason Murphy wasn't interested in running.

    FF seem certain that Mary Butler will hold her seat, especially now that Paudie Coffey won't be running, me personally, I'm not so sure.

    I think she will unfortunately but she will far from top the poll like last time.
    I think in no particular order it will be SF, Green, Butler for FF and Cummins FG
    I would like to see Mary Butler lose her seat but I don’t think she will


  • Moderators, Regional South East Moderators Posts: 9,024 Mod ✭✭✭✭Aquos76


    I’m surprised to see John Cummins name in there tbh.


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,086 ✭✭✭✭Gael23


    Aquos76 wrote: »
    I’m surprised to see John Cummins name in there tbh.

    I think that there is a string city/county divide between the 2 FG candidates and there are a good deal more votes in the city which will favor John.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,261 ✭✭✭jmcc


    If the %s from the Sunday Times/B&A poll play out, FG might not get a seat in Waterford.

    FF 32%
    FG 20%
    SF 19%
    Greens 7%
    Labour 4%

    Regards...jmcc


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,660 ✭✭✭✭Jamie2k9


    Green's have no chance of a seat in Waterford while Mary Butler is guaranteed. Was home this weekend and barley a FG poster to see (all Butler) and I hear some who would usually put FG up are not doing it this year.

    I do think they will really struggle for a seat however I would be astounded if they don't get the fourth seat.

    What is worrying is FF will have a Taoiseach and Finance Minister in Cork city. Yes FG had the same in Dublin however I think Cork based will be much worse for Waterford.


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  • Moderators, Regional South East Moderators Posts: 9,024 Mod ✭✭✭✭Aquos76


    Jamie2k9 wrote: »
    Green's have no chance of a seat in Waterford while Mary Butler is guaranteed. Was home this weekend and barley a FG poster to see (all Butler) and I hear some who would usually put FG up are not doing it this year.

    I do think they will really struggle for a seat however I would be astounded if they don't get the fourth seat.

    What is worrying is FF will have a Taoiseach and Finance Minister in Cork city. Yes FG had the same in Dublin however I think Cork based will be much worse for Waterford.

    I don’t agree with you re Greens having no hope, I dont think Marc will get a seat, but he will poll very well, someone like Una Dunphy will have “no hope”. However I 100% agree with you on the FF Cork bit, that would be disastrous for Waterford.


  • Registered Users Posts: 192 ✭✭Gillman1998


    Jamie2k9 wrote: »
    Green's have no chance of a seat in Waterford while Mary Butler is guaranteed. Was home this weekend and barley a FG poster to see (all Butler) and I hear some who would usually put FG up are not doing it this year.

    I do think they will really struggle for a seat however I would be astounded if they don't get the fourth seat.

    What is worrying is FF will have a Taoiseach and Finance Minister in Cork city. Yes FG had the same in Dublin however I think Cork based will be much worse for Waterford.

    I think it’s reasonable to assume that at least one of the four TDs elected will have some position within government. On this basis we need individuals who will fight tooth and nail for Waterford and be strong.

    For me this means Cullinane and Mulligan for sure. I wouldn’t doubt their determination. For the rest I really don’t know, I’ll have to see the final list and take a view - I’m open to anybody who ticks the box for me.


  • Moderators, Regional South East Moderators Posts: 9,024 Mod ✭✭✭✭Aquos76


    I see Joe Kelly (Independent) has decided to run now also.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 531 ✭✭✭Stopitwillya




  • Registered Users Posts: 5,159 ✭✭✭hardybuck



    I think that it more probably suggests that a lot of people who support SF frequent that website.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,215 ✭✭✭friendlyfun


    Fianna Fáil election candidate Eddie Mulligan disqualified from being company director

    https://www.wlrfm.com/2020/01/20/eddie-mulligan-disqualified-from-being-company-director/


  • Registered Users Posts: 188 ✭✭DLS_75


    https://www.irishtimes.com/news/politics/fianna-f%C3%A1il-election-candidate-was-disqualified-from-being-company-director-1.4144719?mode=amp&localLinksEnabled=false&utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=Election+2020:+Fine+Gael+and+Fianna+F%C3%A1il+set+to+reveal+spending+plans+worth+billions&utm_campaign=morning_briefing_digest

    I see someone must think that Eddie mulligan has a chance. The dirty politics have commenced. Personally, and this bus nothing do you with the fact that he’s a DLS man too, I’d be even more supportive of him now. So, he owes some money - who doesn’t 😂


  • Registered Users Posts: 500 ✭✭✭Teebor15


    DLS_75 wrote: »
    https://www.irishtimes.com/news/politics/fianna-f%C3%A1il-election-candidate-was-disqualified-from-being-company-director-1.4144719?mode=amp&localLinksEnabled=false&utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=Election+2020:+Fine+Gael+and+Fianna+F%C3%A1il+set+to+reveal+spending+plans+worth+billions&utm_campaign=morning_briefing_digest

    I see someone must think that Eddie mulligan has a chance. The dirty politics have commenced. Personally, and this bus nothing do you with the fact that he’s a DLS man too, I’d be even more supportive of him now. So, he owes some money - who doesn’t 😂

    :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 28,765 ✭✭✭✭Wanderer78


    Fianna Fáil election candidate Eddie Mulligan disqualified from being company director


    Ah it's ff, he ll be grand


  • Registered Users Posts: 188 ✭✭DLS_75


    Genuinely though - how does that affect bus ability to fight for Waterford? I would argue that it makes him even more qualified for the job.

    In other news, a friend of mine received an unsolicited text from a candidate who will remain nameless asking if he wanted to join his canvassing team. Is that allowed?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 28,765 ✭✭✭✭Wanderer78


    DLS_75 wrote:
    Genuinely though - how does that affect bus ability to fight for Waterford? I would argue that it makes him even more qualified for the job.


    Absolutely, tax evasion/avoidance is a good thing, it absolutely should be encouraged


  • Registered Users Posts: 188 ✭✭DLS_75


    Wanderer78 wrote: »
    Absolutely, tax evasion/avoidance is a good thing, it absolutely should be encouraged

    You didn’t answer the question. Mick Wallace was at it on a much grander scale and the people of Wexford tbink he’s a political messiah


  • Registered Users Posts: 28,765 ✭✭✭✭Wanderer78


    DLS_75 wrote:
    You didn’t answer the question. Mick Wallace was at it on a much grander scale and the people of Wexford tbink he’s a political messiah


    Oh I don't think this will affect him at all really, or ff for that matter, this is gonna be an easy election for them. I like Wallace myself, I'd imagine some folks in wexford hate him though


  • Registered Users Posts: 188 ✭✭DLS_75


    Wanderer78 wrote: »
    Oh I don't think this will affect him at all really, or ff for that matter, this is gonna be an easy election for them. I like Wallace myself, I'd imagine some folks in wexford hate him though

    The people he owes money to probably


  • Registered Users Posts: 500 ✭✭✭Teebor15


    DLS_75 wrote: »
    Genuinely though - how does that affect bus ability to fight for Waterford? I would argue that it makes him even more qualified for the job.

    In other news, a friend of mine received an unsolicited text from a candidate who will remain nameless asking if he wanted to join his canvassing team. Is that allowed?

    :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 28,765 ✭✭✭✭Wanderer78


    DLS_75 wrote:
    The people he owes money to probably


    Possibly, and possibly people that just don't like him, the issues every other candidate has


  • Registered Users Posts: 188 ✭✭DLS_75


    Teebor15 wrote: »
    :D

    Are you okay there? You seem to have a permanent grin there


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,159 ✭✭✭hardybuck


    DLS_75 wrote: »
    https://www.irishtimes.com/news/politics/fianna-f%C3%A1il-election-candidate-was-disqualified-from-being-company-director-1.4144719?mode=amp&localLinksEnabled=false&utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=Election+2020:+Fine+Gael+and+Fianna+F%C3%A1il+set+to+reveal+spending+plans+worth+billions&utm_campaign=morning_briefing_digest

    I see someone must think that Eddie mulligan has a chance. The dirty politics have commenced. Personally, and this bus nothing do you with the fact that he’s a DLS man too, I’d be even more supportive of him now. So, he owes some money - who doesn’t 😂

    It's really, really important to pay your taxes. Maybe if elected he proposes to work a couple of years for free to compensate the public finances for what he owes.

    If an individual has to go bankrupt I don't think they can run or be in office.


  • Registered Users Posts: 188 ✭✭DLS_75


    hardybuck wrote: »
    It's really, really important to pay your taxes. Maybe if elected he proposes to work a couple of years for free to compensate the public finances for what he owes.

    If an individual has to go bankrupt I don't think they can run or be in office.

    That rule has changed now. I remember hearing Paudie Coffey day it in an interview about his case against Iconic


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,100 ✭✭✭Gardner


    that's Eddie ****ed. all over social media. some bucko this guy has turned out to be. A scab to the independent voter and now tax evasion. Any evidence of screwing over local businesses?

    DT did a fine job on Matt Shanahan's lies last week.


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