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Labour Councillor Votes Against Corpo Houses

category sligo | housing | other press author Tuesday October 17, 2006 20:55author by Sligo Champ Report this post to the editors

Sligo Labour Councillor Veronica Cawley voted against the provision of 24 Corpo houses in her local area.

Can anyone elaborate or explain the real reason on why Labour Councillor Veronica Cawley, along with two other Fianna Fail Councillors, voted against the provision of two dozen council houses in her locality? The Corpo meeting was yesterday (Monday, 16th September)and I heard a lot of unconvincing talk on today's local radio why these three councillors voted in this manner. As someone seeking housing myself I'm surprised that a Labour councillor would vote this way. Maybe someone from the local Labour party can shed some light on it?

Related Link: http://www.oceanfm.ie/onair/sligoleitrimnews.php?articleid=000003546
author by raypublication date Tue Oct 17, 2006 23:24author address author phone Report this post to the editors

She said the same thing a year ago when she opposed a Traveller accomodation site in the same ward.

.....so much for social inclusion and equality policy from Labour Party Councillors.

author by Old fashioned Socialistpublication date Mon Nov 13, 2006 21:59author address author phone Report this post to the editors

I am not one bit surprised at Councillor Veronica Cawleys decision not to support Labour Party policy with regarding social housing or any other Labour Party policy.Since bringing former Blueshirt, Jim McGarry into the local organisation and supportuing his successfull bid for the Labour Party ticket ,she has adopted a more a lá carte approch to the Labour party. Perhaps her need to come out from under Comrade Bree's shadow and establish her own personality is motavating her actions ,but she should be carefull.......Former councillor Brian Scanlon is waiting in the wings......and with a little help from the Breezer and and his supporters in the North Ward at the next local election,she could have find herself having plenty of time to play with her grand children.

author by Sligo guypublication date Mon Nov 13, 2006 23:43author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Any notion that Brian Scanlon will ever grace the inside of a council chamber are fanciful thinking.

No disrespect to Brian (Cake) as he is a nice fella and all that but he was a shambles of a Councillor when last there and it would be a long time before people would vote for him again.

Brian has a lot of personal problems that affected and would still affect his ability to not just get elected but to act as a cllr if he miraculously ever got elected again.

People from Sligo will know what I am referring to and will know about occasions whre Breezer had to physically drag Scanlon from the Council chamber.

As for Cawley she has shown everyone what she is made of by voting against these corporation houses. Well done to all those cllrs that did vote for them.

author by what,s leftpublication date Wed Dec 20, 2006 11:36author address author phone Report this post to the editors

i see sligo guy or girl had beem missing for the last two years cake scanlon is back on track and is well over any personal problems he has beem and remains a true leftly someone sligo needs badly roll on 2009

author by Republicanpublication date Wed Dec 20, 2006 18:18author address author phone Report this post to the editors

This is another example, if one is needed, of the brazen hyprocrisy of the Labour party in claiming to represent the marginalised in our society. Never forget that actions speak louder than words and for all the fine words in Labour policies, they have never done anything but look after the wealthy elite that vote for them. Labour voters are in the main upper class - (only the Greens have a higher proportion of upper-middle class voters) so remember, if your priorities are true economic reform to benefit the working class, rather than espousing middle class causes, then vote anyone but Labour!

author by Old Fashioned Socialistpublication date Thu Dec 21, 2006 14:30author address author phone Report this post to the editors

And who do the self styled guardians of republicanism represent?According to the TG4 poll that was published recently,not alot in Sligo/Leitrim.It would seem that Sean and Chris have single handedly broke the national trend for Sinn Fein and sent them into mortal decline in the North West.Its time for them to step down or resign as they are representing no one but themselves.Maybe Bree will see sense and leave Labour.His chances would be good with the announcement that Marian Harkin,the part time TD,has decided to the honourable thing and resign her Dail seat.......

author by Peter Kpublication date Thu Dec 21, 2006 15:12author address author phone Report this post to the editors

The Old fashioned Socialist has it in for SF and rightly so. It is curious that nationally SF have been polling strong and mopping up disillusioned Labour votes and yet they have a poor showing in the North West.

Best practice in this situation would be for the existing SF councilors to step down/stand aside and allow new voices through. The two McManus' polling badly is indicative of their tenure so they must have been extremely weak councilors.

As for Bree getting elected that is highly unlikely. Several other threads here have sunk that as aspirational at best.

For example

He is also regarded as arrogant and self absorbed.
He supported the Tax Amnesty so that says all that is needed in my book

author by Caobhinpublication date Thu Dec 21, 2006 15:52author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Their inability to increase support in Sligo from Labours incessant rightwing migration might have have something to do with their support for the bin tax there.

author by Calepublication date Wed Dec 27, 2006 02:27author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Its my understanding that Labour always voted against the bin tax in sligo. I am told that the service is now privatised

author by Greg Maherpublication date Thu Dec 28, 2006 18:30author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Caobhin was actually talking about Sinn Fein support for the Bin tax.

But, Labour councilors in Sligo have also supported the bin tax.

Privatisation is a Rate/Tax by another name so the fact the service in sligo has been privatised is irrelavant in that regard.
In any case, how can socialists (which labour claim to be) approve/support/vote for privatisation of any description?

The price of refuse collection in Sligo, I am reliably informed,is no less than €10 a week. Anyone who had a hand in that realisation should be utterly ashamed of themselves.

author by Jack/cork LPpublication date Thu Feb 01, 2007 10:15author address author phone Report this post to the editors

I was shock to come across this story. I was alway inpress with Sligo Labour party Placed in a very rural area in the west never hinder them When it came to marches or confrences any where in the country Sligo LP were there in numbers Many a good day a spent in there conpany It looks to me something had gone very wrong. It looks now the three clrs are doing there own thing so let me as a lifelong member remind them what they DO falls back on everyone They sign up to stand by labour and what it stands for. If you cant vote for people looking for a roof over there head GET OUT you dont belong to my party

author by ex labour/sligopublication date Thu Feb 01, 2007 17:10author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Voteing against corp houses and having a big house with large gardens and running around with Developers is the norm now in sligo when your a labour Clr. The gen election candidate owns a pub and a number of propertys around town Five years ago he was living in a terrace house and working 9 to 5 in a hard ware shop (maybe he won the Lotto) A lot of left wing people have left and need a home so come on joe higgins get a move on

author by SP Member - Socialist Partypublication date Thu Feb 01, 2007 17:58author address author phone Report this post to the editors

I'm sure the SP would be more then happy to be active in the N-West again. But the hard work, and it is a thankless struggle bordering on torture, has to be done by you guys who are on the ground familiar with the issues etc etc.

This McGarry gobshite is the last nail in the coffin for labour in the North West. The first being Rabitte becoming leader.

author by ned the redpublication date Sat Feb 17, 2007 17:08author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Brian has done the sensible thing at last and resigned from the gutless Labour Party,well done Cake I hope that you remain active in politics the working class of the North Ward and County now need a fearless voice to represent them and highlight the hypocrisy of Veronica who is anti Traveller anti Corpo Houses in her back garden,shes pro Developer ,pro E U in fact the other end of McGarry the cute whore who outfoxed her at the selection convention.

author by p m sligo - SF sligopublication date Sun Mar 11, 2007 18:06author address author phone Report this post to the editors

The word on the street is cawley wants to join FF but with 2 FF cllrs already in the north ward she afraid she,s be out at the next election. Both sides of her family and her husband side are mad FF. Now that she had show her true colours and with bree about to leave it not looking good for jimmy the rat

author by green was redpublication date Fri Apr 20, 2007 19:39author address author phone Report this post to the editors

As predicated two weeks ago the brand new reformed revamped reinvigorated Cake Scanlon is offically the new Green candidate for this constituancy.With the Greens at 8% of the vote nationally it is not inconcieveable for the new Green Cake to double this percentage and take the third seat.Anyway a good show in the election will almost certainly mean he regains the C ounty Council seat he lost to his former party comrade Clr Veronica Cawley,the very least he is assured of is a seat on the Corpo,Veronicas?. seat. PS.An electoral pact on transfers with his old party comrade and colleague Wee Jimmy I suppose is out of the question,OoooPoops I forgot Wee Jimmys only role in this election is to mop up transfers for his former Blueshirt party colleagues John and Imelda.As Marie Antoinette said"let them eat Cake"as long as its Cake with pleanty of big thick Green iceing on top.

author by j fox sligo - sligo learnerpublication date Sat Apr 21, 2007 15:29author address author phone Report this post to the editors

now that a green candidate is running in sligo/n leitrim is there any new polls due in the next few weeks I would be very interest to see how things stand now

author by Snapperpublication date Sat Apr 21, 2007 16:12author address author phone Report this post to the editors

I cant see scanlon making any difference in any new poll. His personal vote was destroyed by his last disasterous run as councillor. We dont need to get into it here but everyone in Sligo knows the story and won't vote for him ever again.Strange move by the greens and one I'm sure they'll live to regret.

I think Scanlon got swindled into taking the nomination as part of a larger vendetta against wee jimmy.
I honestly dont know why these people waste their time. Nothing they say here or any where else for that matter will effect wee jimmys vote. He wont get elected, but neither would anyone else on the Labour ticket.

I predict FF FG SF to fill these seats provided Declan Bree doesnt declare as an independant and damage SF's vote in which case it will be FF FG FF/FG.

author by a allen M C R - nonepublication date Sat Apr 21, 2007 20:43author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Brian scanlon nearly drank himself into a early grave and three years ago spent 4 weeks in hope house. Big deal. Since then he has'nt look back In the last 6 mths he have been election onto sligo community forum,sligo county devolepment board and the northwest reg drug task force board. he was at the bottom but for the last 3 years he's been slowly climbing back. The green party know he's history ,they also know he was a honest cllr who word was he's bond and never sold out he's beliefs I for one welcome back brian scanlon as a honest voice in a sea of lies

author by Snapperpublication date Sat Apr 21, 2007 21:11author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Elected to what and by whom?

The last time he faced the electorate he got less than 200 votes.
He did a lot more than nearly drink himself into an early grave and everyone in Sligo including the Mail Coach Road knows it.

He hasnt a hope of a seat despite your limp worded political broadcast. He's being used by Bree and everyone knows it.

author by Kevin T. Walsh - Social Justice and Ethicspublication date Sat Apr 21, 2007 21:46author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Sligo Champ

I don't know much about this story - I just read your posting this evening - I am just wondering is there a vested interest behind the planning or a shadow behind it.

Many famous people Champ have hobbies - Haughey's was his obsession with Napoleon, Terry Keane's was an obsession with power, Bertie as a Minister for Finance had the gift of saving money in his piggy bank. P. Flynn's - well his was jumping into 1. 2. 3. i.e houses - remember his interview with Gay Byrne, as the Minister for brown envelopes. Ray Burke engaged in the hobby of dodging the taxman, Martin Cullen's hobby is creating chaos wherever he goes. Dick Roche - well his hobby is about lying every day and all day about waste in Ireland!!!

My hobbies is camera corders at the Galway Races and Veronica Cawley must have a lookalike came out of Berties' tent last year or at least a woman who looked very like her. Of course, I could be wrong.

Sure Champ - do the Tribunals no exist in the feat against corruptions because the vast majority of developers/builders emanate from the West of Ireland. We are supposed to be learning about anti-corruption per consequence (worth looking at Transparency Ireland website on corruption in Ireland and other countries).

Maybe, this little Red Riding Hood knows something the rest of us are not yet aware of..........

God Bless the Taoiseach's two Grandson's tonight - the Nation is proud

but also and importantly congratualions to Mr. Corduff and Goldman Sachs fincial Award to a worthy man who won the Nobel prize for environmental issues............Well done to all involved

One more point, in thirty years time, one could become a punk rocker and one could become in charge of Government or both could want the same....I dread the thought.....

Kevin T. Walsh
Quotation Checks and Balances - Muhammud Yunus, Economist Bangladesh
It's not people wo aren't credit worthy, its banks who are not people-worthy....'

author by Civic Criticpublication date Sun Apr 22, 2007 11:19author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Whilst Kevin T does bring the thread back on topic after some desperate Bree/Scanlon supporter vented his frustration by posting utter garbage, I feel Kevin T has made a rather serious allegation about Cawley and her shenanigans at the Galway races.

I wonder what his accusation is based on. Has he photographic evidence or is it the far more grubby anecdotal form?

Chinese whispers in Sligo have an awful habit of starting on high street and ending either in Maugherabouy or over on the Hill. A fact well known in Sligo but perhaps lost on Mr Walsh.

author by ned greenpublication date Sun Apr 22, 2007 20:23author address author phone Report this post to the editors

More good news for the new Green Cake in todays new national polls, with the Greens yet again significantly increasing `their share of the national vote and with cleaver Trevor,s party leader popularity also on a high its obvious that Green Cakes chances look increasling good.Bad news for Wee Jimmy New Labour,s vote static, and Mr Bumble Rabbitte,going nowhere the chances of Wee Jimmy losing his deposit must be at least 1/50 on.I was,nt at the Galway races but I know Clr Cawley has close links to Fianna Fail but I did,nt think they were that intimate.

author by j fox sligopublication date Sun Apr 22, 2007 20:36author address author phone Report this post to the editors

cllr cawley is not from The Hill nor lives on it . thank you

author by Snapperpublication date Sun Apr 22, 2007 22:59author address author phone Report this post to the editors

I seriously hope that cake is not listening to the advice of Ned green/red/lavender with his rising tide interpretation of today’s NATIONAL polls. Such a haphazard and frankly amateurish deduction that an upswing in the Greens vote nationwide will translate into an even increase for all their candidates in every constituency is quite simply either absurd or stretching the very limit of what could be called spin.

Ned is a great one for the humour though with his dartboard predictions. He actually thinks Cake has a chance of a seat. I think we can dismiss him as a hack.

author by J poxpublication date Mon Apr 23, 2007 16:58author address author phone Report this post to the editors

cllr cawley lived on the Hill for many many years and would consider herself very much part of that community as it is where most of her base lives.

J fox has made a petty issue out of cllr cawley no longer living there.

author by Braypublication date Mon Apr 23, 2007 20:33author address author phone Report this post to the editors

First of all Cake hasnt a hope of a seat.

Secondly, he wont have any impact on who does win a seat. Whoever he takes number ones away from will get them back in transfers when he is eliminated.

Third point. Where does Brian now stand on Refuse charges? I know he has always opposed them but the green Party support Refuse Charges.

author by ned green/sligopublication date Mon Apr 23, 2007 20:43author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Two absolutely brilliant interviews on Ocean FM this morning of Green Cake Scanlon conducted by two very skilled presenters Niall Delaney and the amazing Gerry Farry,Green Cake was on top form and proved he is indeed a man of the hightest principles and caliber who speaks the truth fearlessly.The Green Cake outlined unequivocally that he still remains faithful to his life long commitments to Socialism and Trade Unionism,and as he now embraces the mantle of the Greens im certain he will do this constituancy proud as a focus for all true left wing and evoirmental voters who cannot vote for new Labour or the Shinners.In the course of the interviews Green Cake outlined how new Labour was now a right wing party that has abandoned the people its supposed to represent,the poor, the underprivileged marginalised and ethnitic minorities.To join new Labour now its almost compulsory to have a degree to get in. Listening to Green Cake its obvious that he will make a very fine representative for this constituancy,hes a Green in the mold of Patrica Mc Kenna ex-MEP who is certain to be elected in Dublin.

author by Brian Costellopublication date Mon Apr 23, 2007 21:39author address author phone Report this post to the editors

I heard he got stumped on the bin charges question someone text in.
Musn't have had Bree in the background to coach him.

Cake is now going to have to support bin charges in line with Green policy. That will go down well with all the working class he supposed to be able to represent.

Mad stuff altogether.

author by ned green/sligopublication date Mon Apr 23, 2007 22:28author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Brian Costello, the Green Cake was quite unequivocal in the course of his interview this morning when he condemed the County Manager and the political parties like the Shinners who voted for charges, selling out their working class supporters so that they could get their hands on the Mayoral chain. And Wee Jimmy using his casting vote as Mayor and Council Chairman twice to bring in charges locally and increase the water charges on the poor farmers.

author by Brian Costellopublication date Mon Apr 23, 2007 22:49author address author phone Report this post to the editors

So the Greens made a special dispensation for Brian Scanlon so he could actively condemn the Bin Tax despite the Greens actually supporting it as part of their election manifesto.

The Greens as conservationists also support water charges yet they’re allowing Cake to deviate again from Party policy on this issue as well? I’m going to have to give Suffolk Street a ring to make sure HQ are aware that one of their candidates is publicly rubbishing some of their core principles.

And you’re also saying that everyone who wore the Mayors chain sold out their working class support! Cake and Bree must have had a serious falling out in that case if Cakes prepared to attack his former colleague in such unequivocal terms.

Of course Ned could be just typing the first thing that comes into his head and considering the huge amount of inconsistencies with Neds claims and actual reality I reckon I’ll go with that.

author by Union memberpublication date Tue Apr 24, 2007 08:12author address author phone Report this post to the editors

We now have the Bree campaign of vilification against Labour candidate McGarry running on three threads with a range of psuedonyms for cover. He is even posting answers to posts on the wrong thread. Havana take note, training need identified.

That Brian allowed himself to get sucked into this campaign is perhaps understandable but for the Green Party to have walked into it and allow Bree use them as part of his campaign is testmony to the fact that they are indeed green.

Come on Brian, get out of this before you are made a laughing stock and when that happens don't expect Bree to be there for you. Ask former supporters who did his bidding for years only to find that when he get to the Dail, he unceremoniously dumped them as he did those that voted for him.

author by Moan Abrennanpublication date Tue Apr 24, 2007 14:13author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Ned you were listening to different interviews than the rest of us on Ocean FM. He came across as a bitter man obsessed with and hating Jimmy McGarry. The Greens are gonna really regret this in the long term. Its going to backfire badly on them.

Its also interesting that Brian has joined a party that supports refuse charges and always has. That was a quick change of heart on Brians behalf. I always was led to believe that he opposed them but then I suppose thats political expediency for you.

author by Michael - Human Leaguepublication date Mon Nov 10, 2008 07:01author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Hope fully with Joe Behan Taking A Stand And Stepping Down As His Consience would not allow Him To vote 4 an anti public ''Budget''
We might ( at last ) rid Wicklow of Liz McManus , commonly known as Tramp.

author by hope - irishpublication date Sat Nov 15, 2008 10:15author address author phone Report this post to the editors

the 24 houses that labour, cllr cawley voted against are nearly finish, now that she mayor no doubt she be down cutting the tape. Givin the fact there just up the road from her own houses, she be all hand shakes and looking for votes next year. I hope they people knows that she didnt want them!

author by rhonapublication date Sat Nov 15, 2008 13:37author address author phone Report this post to the editors

According to the latest opinion polls,Fianna Fail and their Green partners are in political meltdown.After the next local elections I predict Labour and their partners Fine Gael will make massive gains in Sligo,and will end up controlling both the Corpo and Council.Cake Scanlon is wasting his time running under the Greens,he hasnt a hope of being elected.Veronica Cawley, Jimmy mc Garry and Alwyn Love are certain of election.If Frank Mc Garry runs alongside Veronica in the North Ward as rumoured, hes sure to be elected also,as her running mate due to her hugh popularity and the splendid job shes doing during her tenure as mayor of Sligo.

author by hope - irishpublication date Sat Nov 15, 2008 15:25author address author phone Report this post to the editors

it interesting to hear rhona saying that labour and FG are now partners. In her view labour and FG sit nicely together. Its clear FG had not move to the left, so what she saying is that labour had move to the right, as for mc garry who know where hes moving too .

author by jimmypublication date Sat Nov 15, 2008 20:14author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Maybe Cake will be reelected if he changes his colours,yet again.As hes changed from red to green ,maybe he,ll do better with a coat of deeper blue.

author by Sven Geance - abolition of liz Mc.Manuspublication date Tue Nov 18, 2008 02:27author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Like Liz Mc.Manus who ought to appear as'' Canadian Lizzy And The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat ''.

So many different political ''Views'' one wonders who the hell she ''is gonna be '' the next time round.

Can someone please explain why Mc.Manus was even allowed to infiltrate Labour ,having gone thru 3 different parties before someone from Labour
welcomed It with open arms , And We wonder why Labour have NEVER been the same since that fateful dreadful decision to allow IT to contaminate
what was once an honest bunch of ladies and gentlemen, who in their hey day would astound the Media with their no nonsence straight talking
ideals which they are slowly regaining respect ,with a Labour Party Taoiseach In -Waiting.
Men Simply dont like Mc.Manus ,she had the women in her hand for years ,that is until the women of wicklow ( and Bray ) saw her for what she is .

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