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Seanad Election 2020

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  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 67,951 Mod ✭✭✭✭L1011


    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1vZ81MT5XytsvJ0b7dA390DXG-68BSk0eSZohVcwhrNI/edit#gid=1709040152

    This may be useful to see parties beside names now that we're through the FG cannon fodder. Seriously, what awful party discipline must they have to have that many no hopers get nominations?


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,803 ✭✭✭An Ciarraioch


    Timmy Dooley probably the most high-profile casualty from any of the panels so far.


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 67,951 Mod ✭✭✭✭L1011


    FG had 3 quotas on the Industrial panel and, failing some surreal transfers now, will only get two seats from it.

    Awful, awful performance. Lots of egos, hence more candidates than seats, and something causing votes to spill before fully transferred through the party too.


  • Registered Users Posts: 23,869 ✭✭✭✭Larbre34


    No, lets be clear, awful MANAGEMENT, just like the Dáil Election.

    Varadkar is presiding over a sh1tshow.


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 67,951 Mod ✭✭✭✭L1011


    Elisha McCallion has not received a single transfer so far. In 28 counts. And yet is still a dead cert to be elected.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,803 ✭✭✭An Ciarraioch


    L1011 wrote: »
    Elisha McCallion has not received a single transfer so far. In 28 counts. And yet is still a dead cert to be elected.

    With 84 votes in play now, wouldn't have thought anyone from her down could be absolutely confident?

    https://twitter.com/OireachtasNews/status/1245829859307393025


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 67,951 Mod ✭✭✭✭L1011


    They need to break very cleanly to Wall/O'Tuathail/Keoghan to get her out; that I would find unlikely but stranger things have happened. Like having to do a countback of sorts to decide who had the zeroest zero earlier!


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 67,951 Mod ✭✭✭✭L1011


    And that strange thing was Keogan getting in ahead of O Tuathail.


  • Registered Users Posts: 34,238 ✭✭✭✭Hotblack Desiato


    Timmy Dooley probably the most high-profile casualty from any of the panels so far.

    Somebody's been at his wiki page!
    In 2019, he was involved in the Dáil voting scandal.[3]

    He lost his seat at the general election in February 2020.

    Timmy Dooley Timmy Dooley got his Arse kicked again in Senate election.

    Rejected twice by people of Clare and Senate electoral panel.

    Niall Collins Niall Collins pressed Timmy Timmy's voter button in the Dail, becauseTimmy Timmy wanted to leave early to avoid the traffic.

    Thankfully, Timmy Timmy will never be a Government Minister.

    Where will Timmy Timmy get a job now.

    Nobody wants a loser, especially a stupid one.

    Not my doing, but good riddance to another member of the government that crashed the country

    Fingal County Council are certainly not competent to be making decisions about the most important piece of infrastructure on the island. They need to stick to badly designed cycle lanes and deciding on whether Mrs Murphy can have her kitchen extension.



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,691 ✭✭✭antimatterx


    Catherine Noone changed her username. Some parody account took her old username of 'senatornoone'. She didn't update her website, as the website is know showing tweets from the parody account!


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  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 67,951 Mod ✭✭✭✭L1011


    Independent transfers have heavily favoured Conoma and Moynihan so far - Conoma will be out himself in a few counts; if the next pref down is Moynihan there she'll be home and dry early...


  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    Poor Ruth Coppinger. She’ll have to go back to teaching. https://www.rte.ie/news/politics/2020/0401/1127722-seanad-election/


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,540 ✭✭✭Leonard Hofstadter


    Poor Ruth Coppinger. She’ll have to go back to teaching. https://www.rte.ie/news/politics/2020/0401/1127722-seanad-election/

    God help any child who would be unfortunate enough to be taught by her...


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 67,951 Mod ✭✭✭✭L1011


    Subpanelling is going to kick in with the next count and automatically elect Martin Conway (who was going to get elected anyway and Fiona O'Loughlin Healy (who may get over the line on that count anyway) due to the panel rules; as Conoma will be excluded and there's no other Outsides left.

    Conomas transfers will decide this now.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 54 ✭✭Griselda


    God help any child who would be unfortunate enough to be taught by her...

    amen to this


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,803 ✭✭✭An Ciarraioch


    Gavan Reilly helpfully provides a party breakdown of the 49 "elected" seats:

    https://twitter.com/gavreilly/status/1246129697022447617


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 67,951 Mod ✭✭✭✭L1011


    Good election for Labour. Awful election for FG. SF won't be too happy either. FF I imagine think it went well. Extremely bad luck for the SDs.

    Technical group formation could be difficult now - depends who are the Taoiseachs nominees. CEG may not be able to get enough to exist basically. Labour are back to not needing anyone.


  • Registered Users Posts: 34,238 ✭✭✭✭Hotblack Desiato


    SF's bad result was predictable given that they're transfer poison and had a horiffic local election last time out.

    Fingal County Council are certainly not competent to be making decisions about the most important piece of infrastructure on the island. They need to stick to badly designed cycle lanes and deciding on whether Mrs Murphy can have her kitchen extension.



  • Registered Users Posts: 11,776 ✭✭✭✭expectationlost


    grayzer75 wrote: »
    There was also the twix incident at Oxygen.......
    ah no thats just silly


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