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Poll Question: Who gets your number one?
Poll Choice Votes Poll Statistics
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2 [2.63%]
33 [43.42%]
1 [1.32%]
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    Posted: 20 May 2014 at 8:45am
Would be interesting to see if how Ybig compares to the national trend.
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Do you mean in the Local or European elections?
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I suppose both. Might be easier to comment who you're voting for in local and European maybe?
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canvassed for gerry carrol last time round in belfast from people against profit, seen him harassing nigel farage there during the week was hilarious if unparliamentary. in light of things up north it il be sinn fein again, got the orange order off my doorstep during marching season and my best option available.
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Will be voting FF in both.
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Been Canvassing for an Independent in Local elections in Ballymun area, Peter McDonnell. Anyone out voting in Ballymun, Glasnevin, Finglas, Whitehall etc, a #1 preference or even 2 would be very much appreciated.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Declanus Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 May 2014 at 9:20am
Very interesting comments on the radio over the weekend regading Irish voters at election times. We are unique in that we vote parties out of Government and always target the junior party and let the senior partners off.
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I guess I'm falling into the anti government camp.Question is do you go for a smaller party/independant or Sinn Fein. Still have a bit of homework to do before making me decision
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Why are people still voting FF
It was far across the sea,
When the devil got a hold of me,
He wouldn't set me free,
So he kept me soul for ransom.
na na na na na na na na na
na na na na na na na na.
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Originally posted by horsebox horsebox wrote:

Why are people still voting FF

You don't stop supporting Ireland when things was going bad!
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The right to vote really should be subject to some sort of exam....
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there is one good local FF fella down our way who would get personal votes. thats the core of the FF vote,
 
also dont forget teachers , civil servants etc came out of this crash with basically just the social charge to show for it , they made out big time in the FF years...
 
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[QUOTE=RogerMilla]there is one good local FF fella down our way who would get personal votes. thats the core of the FF vote,
 
also dont forget teachers , civil servants etc came out of this crash with basically just the social charge to show for it , they made out big time in the FF years...
 
 
Are you for real dude? You may have to do a little more homework.
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Originally posted by Declanus Declanus wrote:

 
 
Are you for real dude? You may have to do a little more homework.
 
 
I certainly am for real, what with benchmarking and all the time bertie let the various unions have what they want a lot of people in the public sector did very well , am I wrong here ?
 
 
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You are right about FF absolutley wrong about the rest.
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Originally posted by Declanus Declanus wrote:

You are right about FF absolutley wrong about the rest.
 
 
explain please.
 
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I think on the Dublin MEP elections I'm going to be voting tactically to try and keep the rubbish out. Boylan (SF) and Hayes (FG) are both certs pretty much, so the final seat is going to be between Childers (Ind), Fitzpatrick (FF) and Costello (Lab).
 
Childers has a Labour background but she gave them the two fingers and is an Independent now so reckon she is the least of those three evils!
 
As for local elections, probably a mixture of Independents, Sinn Fein and People Before Profit.
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Originally posted by eire32 eire32 wrote:

Originally posted by horsebox horsebox wrote:

Why are people still voting FF

You don't stop supporting Ireland when things was going bad!
wrong way of looking at it in my opinion. Voting along party lines is not good for the party in the long run. Makes it lazy, arrogant and results in a poor record when in power.

If electorate took time out to review the various manifestos / policies at every election and made their decision who to vote for based on their research then democracy in Ireland would be a whole lot better.

It would result in parties and independents being far more 'hungry' or I should say motivated to do their best knowing the electorate may not vote for them again.

Unfortunately what I described above is utopian. Ireland I'm afraid, is very clannish in this regard.

Edited by colemanY2K - 20 May 2014 at 10:00am
"One of the dominant facts in English life during the past three quarters of a century has been the decay of ability in the ruling class." Orwell, 1942.
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