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Eoghan Murphy TD resigns...

  • 27-04-2021 8:34am
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    Registered Users Posts: 7,049 ✭✭✭ bobbysands81


    By election within 6 months.

    Always came across as a decent sort and went through a hard time as Housing minister. Going back to work internationally. Always seemed out of his depth as that Minister and often looked like he had enough.

    https://www.rte.ie/news/2021/0427/1212292-politics-eoghan-murphy/


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,607 ✭✭✭ PommieBast


    This'll be fun to watch..


  • Registered Users Posts: 31,782 ✭✭✭✭ is_that_so


    Kate O'Connell to mount a comeback?


  • Registered Users Posts: 937 ✭✭✭ Colonel Claptrap


    I was in the RDS count centre when he was returned in the last election. The boos and slurs from a certain cohort was disgusting.

    Who would want to be a politician in this day and age? Not me.


  • Registered Users Posts: 240 ✭✭ pjdarcy


    If he has the same effect on international affairs as he did on the housing situation in Ireland then god help us all...


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,683 ✭✭✭ Mav11


    is_that_so wrote: »
    Kate O'Connell to mount a comeback?

    Hazel for the Dail!!!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 937 ✭✭✭ Colonel Claptrap


    I assume Hazel Chu will put herself forward.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,175 ✭✭✭ Sanjuro


    He called to the door during the 2016 election. Babbled and sputtered on when challenged on his policies until his handler interrupted and went "I think it's time to move on, Eoghan." Absolutely shambolic politician. Good riddance.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,683 ✭✭✭ Mav11


    I assume Hazel Chu will put herself forward.

    Hazel, as a woman from a minority ethnic background, I reckon that's a safe bet.


  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    I assume Hazel Chu will put herself forward.

    Might quieten her cough a bit if she isn’t as popular as she thinks she is.


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,565 ✭✭✭✭ odyssey06


    He should never have been put into such a crucial portfolio as Housing with so little experience.

    Totally out of his depth.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,683 ✭✭✭ Mav11


    Might quieten her cough a bit if she isn’t as popular as she thinks she is.

    Would she not have picked up that vibe from the Senate vote? Probably not!!


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,049 ✭✭✭ bobbysands81


    I was in the RDS count centre when he was returned in the last election. The boos and slurs from a certain cohort was disgusting.

    Who would want to be a politician in this day and age? Not me.

    ...and the spin starts!


  • Registered Users Posts: 31,782 ✭✭✭✭ is_that_so


    Mav11 wrote: »
    Hazel, as a woman from a minority ethnic background, I reckon that's a safe bet.
    Ryan is already the TD there and FG had nearly 30% of the vote the last time so it would favour them quite strongly. Former TD could be run for them.


  • Registered Users Posts: 937 ✭✭✭ Colonel Claptrap


    Mav11 wrote: »
    Hazel, as a woman from a minority ethnic background, I reckon that's a safe bet.

    It's an interesting dynamic with Eamon Ryan already holding a seat in Dublin Bay South. It splits the green vote at the next general election. This is a disaster for Eamon Ryan.


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    Mav11 wrote: »
    Would she not have picked up that vibe from the Senate vote? Probably not!!

    Is that senate vote over and done with? I voted to abolish so I take no interest in it anymore.


  • Registered Users Posts: 510 ✭✭✭ Cal4567


    And didn't he struggle enough last year from memory, in getting elected. What actually is 'international affairs'?

    I'd say he's bagged something already by the sounds of it and we'll get an announcement in a few weeks. An EU/UN funded role, hazarding a guess.

    It's a tough gig being either a Housing or Health Minister in this country.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,683 ✭✭✭ Mav11


    It's an interesting dynamic with Eamon Ryan already holding a seat in Dublin Bay South. It splits the green vote at the next general election. This is a disaster for Eamon Ryan.
    I sense another row involving Hazel, about to break out in the Greens.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,459 ✭✭✭ Bubbaclaus


    I was in the RDS count centre when he was returned in the last election. The boos and slurs from a certain cohort was disgusting.

    Who would want to be a politician in this day and age? Not me.

    Abuse of politicians certainly seems to have escalated significantly in recent years.

    You couldn't pay me enough to be one.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,049 ✭✭✭ bobbysands81


    Cal4567 wrote: »
    And didn't he struggle enough last year from memory, in getting elected. What actually is 'international affairs'?

    I'd say he's bagged something already by the sounds of it and we'll get an announcement in a few weeks. An EU/UN funded role, hazarding a guess.

    It's a tough gig being either a Housing or Health Minister in this country.

    The Housing gig is only a tough gig because the policies that are being implemented are so short sighted... the Health gig is a far tougher nut to crack and I have no idea why anyone would want that portfolio.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,105 ✭✭✭ Kivaro


    This would be a good opportunity for a protest vote against this shambolic coalition government.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,483 ✭✭✭ ahnowbrowncow


    I have more respect for him now than before, not many TDs give up living off the public teat willingly and also the influence that it brings.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,683 ✭✭✭ Mav11


    Kivaro wrote: »
    This would be a good opportunity for a protest vote against this shambolic coalition government.

    Until you look at the alternatives.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,105 ✭✭✭ Kivaro


    Mav11 wrote: »
    Until you look at the alternatives.

    Is there not enough time to put forward an 'alternative' alternative?


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,231 ✭✭✭ Cluedo Monopoly


    The cynical me wonders whether there will be similarities with the Dara Murphy scandal. Has that FG chancer paid back those dodgy expenses yet??


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 1,714 ✭✭✭ ThewhiteJesus


    i liked him it's my area that he represented, please, please do not let Kate O'Connell take his seat, she's the biggest charlatan of the lot


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,542 ✭✭✭✭ Beechwoodspark


    Poor ol murphs

    Leo’s mudguard.

    Took a lot of sh1t due to his socodu accent and image

    Ah well


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,987 ✭✭✭ haphaphap


    Needing Garda protection from far left abuse is not nice
    https://www.thejournal.ie/housing-eoghan-murphy-protest-4654386-May2019/


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,334 ✭✭✭ Ken Mc Carthy


    The cynical me wonders whether there will be similarities with the Dara Murphy scandal. Has that FG chancer paid back those dodgy expenses yet??

    The very CYNICAL me wonders about the timing??? 10yrs he's had on the ultimate gravy train..... after 10yrs does he get a very tasty dream pension????


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,856 ✭✭✭ conorhal


    The epitome of an Irish politician, forever failing upwards.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,442 ✭✭✭ Floppybits


    I have more respect for him now than before, not many TDs give up living off the public teat willingly and also the influence that it brings.

    I am sure he is not giving it up without having something equally as generous to fall back on. As others have said I wouldn't be surprised to see him in an EU/UN type role.

    Was out of his depth as a Minister.


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