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category national | politics / elections | opinion/analysis author Friday June 01, 2007 19:50author by Bachelor of Arts Report this post to the editors

quick review of Seanad candidates

Below is discussion on the Seanad election under the National University of Ireland constituency. 3 Senators are elected from the following 24 candidates.

The Seanad is a highly undemocratic body. 43 Senators are elected by Cllrs, TDs and Senators. The nomination process is highly undemocratic. There are then 11 chosen solely by the Taoiseach. The remaining 6 are elected by graduates of NUI colleges/universities and University of Dublin (Trinity). Here is a quick review of the candidates.

Valerie Bresnihan: an academic playing up 'social justice'

Shane Brodbin: seems like a careerist politician.

Mark Connolly: has no website. From Cork works in financial services.

Liam Crowley: Fianna Fáil

Mark Garavan: involved in Shell2Sea. Generally on the right/conservative wing of that campaign.

Paddy Healy: former TUI president. Endorced by TUI and IFUT unions. Anti-social partnership.

Dr. John Hillery: former IMO president. Possibly FG or FF?

Martin Hogan: Green Party

John Kennedy: Fine Gael

Martina Lowe: no website.

Dáithí MacCárthaigh: Barrister from Meath. right-winger

Oonagh Monahan: self-promoting Debating society type.

Rónán Mullen: "Family Solidarity" candidate. Right-winger/ Pro-lifer.

Bernie O’Callaghan: no wesbite, A hotel owner.

Liam Ó Gógáin: "Fathers Rights" candidate.

Mary O’Riordan: medical Doctor from Limerick. No website

Linda O’Shea Farren: a solicitor and former office holder in NUI. Portraying herself as human rights activist.

Bernadine O'Sullivan: ASTI candidate. Opposed to social partnership. Prominant during teachers' dispute a few years ago. Came close last time.

Joe O'Toole: Sitting Senator. INTO candidate. Right-wing union bureaucrat type fully supportive of social partnership deals.

Susan Philips: describes herself as a 'political analyst'. Was appointed to Board of Carlow RTC by FF/Labour government.

Brendan Price: Founder of Irish Seal Sanctuary

Feargal Quinn: owner of Superquinn supermarkets. Sitting Senator.

Brendan Ryan: sitting Senator. Labour Party candidate

Daniel Sullivan: Fine Gael candidate. cynically describing himself as a disability rights campaigner.

 #   Title   Author   Date 
   Cynical eh?     Dan Sullivan    Fri Jun 01, 2007 20:43 
   To Dan     Tosser    Fri Jun 01, 2007 21:05 
   Your are a FGer     UCD graduate    Sat Jun 02, 2007 15:15 
   Fine Gael Joke     FG Watch    Sat Jun 02, 2007 15:38 
   Paddy Healy     Jerry Cornelius    Sat Jun 02, 2007 17:09 
   Where am I hiding my membership of FG exactly?     Dan Sullivan    Sat Jun 02, 2007 17:12 
   Dan Sullivan & Paddy Healy     Bachelor of Arts    Sun Jun 03, 2007 13:43 
   Paddy Healy     Dub    Sun Jun 03, 2007 19:05 
   Martina (Tina) Lowe     Update    Mon Jun 04, 2007 18:27 
 10   Valerie Bresnihan     No Body    Mon Jun 04, 2007 18:31 
 11   Valerie Bresnihan and Paddy Healy     seanad voter    Mon Jun 04, 2007 20:54 
 12   garavin     us    Mon Jun 04, 2007 20:58 
 13   Vote     Seanan    Mon Jun 04, 2007 21:04 
 14   conservative?     Pauli    Mon Jun 04, 2007 21:09 
 15   Tina Lowe, Valerie Bresnihan, Paddy Healy, etc     Bachelor of Arts    Mon Jun 04, 2007 21:35 
 16   Bachelor, why didn't you run yourself?     Dan Sullivan    Tue Jun 05, 2007 11:52 
 17   hurler on the pitch, you're on the ditch mate     Bachelor of arts    Tue Jun 05, 2007 12:26 
 18   Isn't everyone running for election self promoting at least, and backed by supporters at best?     Oonagh Monahan    Tue Jun 05, 2007 12:36 
 19   More information on candidates     Informer    Tue Jun 05, 2007 12:58 
 20   The man for the job     sp supporter (non retired)    Tue Jun 05, 2007 13:11 
 21   Too late     Yeti    Tue Jun 05, 2007 13:24 
 22   joe and the seanad     socialist party supporter (non retired)    Wed Jun 06, 2007 15:07 
 23   Regain     Bachelor of arts    Wed Jun 06, 2007 15:11 
 24   Catagorisation of the Candidate     Bachelor of Arts    Wed Jun 06, 2007 15:46 
 25   Paddy Healy     pat c    Wed Jun 06, 2007 15:55 
 26   Brady Bunch     UCD graduate    Wed Jun 06, 2007 16:06 
 27   Brady     pat c    Wed Jun 06, 2007 16:10 
 28   most likely     UCD graduate    Wed Jun 06, 2007 20:14 
 29   Green Candidate Backed by Haughey Nephew     Bachelor of Arts    Fri Jun 08, 2007 13:52 
 30   steady on there B A     teddy    Fri Jun 08, 2007 15:38 
 31   Kennedy is officially endorsed by FG     BA    Mon Jun 11, 2007 18:54 
 32   Tina Lowe     Annie    Wed Jun 13, 2007 10:54 
 33   You miss my point     Bachelor of Arts    Wed Jun 13, 2007 12:21 
 34   Not a single issue candidate ...     Annie    Wed Jun 13, 2007 13:48 
 35   Democracy my arse!     Mc    Wed Jun 13, 2007 14:13 
 36   Garavan, Lowe, et al     Bachelor of Arts    Wed Jun 13, 2007 15:15 
 37   Single Issue candidates and general     Update    Thu Jun 14, 2007 13:30 
 38   MARK CONNOLLY FF Supporter NUI Seanad Candidate     Pat    Thu Jun 14, 2007 17:33 
 39   Only two candidates from Cork     Martin    Thu Jun 14, 2007 18:09 
 40   I have     Bachelor of Arts    Thu Jun 14, 2007 20:58 
 41   Bernadine O'Sullivan Supports Government     Pissed off ASTI member    Fri Jun 15, 2007 15:28 
 42   Daniel Sullivan - failed FG candidate     FGwatch    Fri Jun 15, 2007 16:24 
 43   No he's not     Updater    Fri Jun 15, 2007 16:50 
 44   Election material     Unicorn2    Fri Jun 15, 2007 20:57 
 45   Oh no, you haven't BA     Dan Sullivan    Sun Jun 17, 2007 00:55 
 46   Noah for Seanad     Mistyfied    Sun Jun 17, 2007 21:01 
 47   Clarification on Brendan Price     Mistyfied    Sun Jun 17, 2007 21:18 
 48   Brendan Price, Dan Sullivan, Predictions     Bachelor of Arts    Mon Jun 18, 2007 14:55 
 49   BA     Dan Sullivan    Mon Jun 18, 2007 15:30 
 50   Runners and riders     Dan Sullivan    Mon Jun 18, 2007 17:02 
 51   Bresnihan     Bachelor of Arts    Mon Jun 18, 2007 18:20 
 52   The benefits of backers     Dan Sullivan    Mon Jun 18, 2007 22:35 
 53   Limits to O'Sullivan     Bachelor of Arts    Mon Jun 18, 2007 23:54 
 54   Fianna Fail     Rachel Co Kerry    Tue Jun 19, 2007 13:54 
 55   Opportunism and dishonesty     Dan Sullivan    Tue Jun 19, 2007 15:08 
 56   Munster     Bachelor of Arts    Tue Jun 19, 2007 17:08 
 57   Susan Philips from Prominant Capitalist Family     Lady Wicklow    Tue Jun 19, 2007 22:28 
 58   Brendan Price's view on the Green Party     Mistyfied    Tue Jun 19, 2007 22:43 
 59   Dan Sullivan     Lisa    Wed Jun 20, 2007 13:02 
 60   Gene Pool     PO    Wed Jun 20, 2007 14:19 
 61   Lisa or should we call you Annie?     Dan Sullivan    Wed Jun 20, 2007 16:17 
 62   heartened by negative misinformation re Bernadine O'Sullivan     Phil Robert    Wed Jun 20, 2007 17:14 
 63   I'm NOT voting for Bernadine O'Sullivan     Seamus Smith    Wed Jun 20, 2007 18:39 
 64   PS     Seamus Smith    Wed Jun 20, 2007 18:45 
 65   NUI Seanad Election Campaign     Tim Nelligan    Wed Jun 20, 2007 20:45 
 66   Correction - Tim     Dan Sullivan    Thu Jun 21, 2007 12:19 
 67   donations     Dan Sullivan    Thu Jun 21, 2007 13:11 
 68   trade union donations, Questions for O'Sullivan     Khalid    Thu Jun 21, 2007 13:13 
 69   Who suggested it was wrong?     Dan Sullivan    Thu Jun 21, 2007 14:15 
 70   Tied to Union?     Bachelor of Arts    Thu Jun 21, 2007 14:35 
 71   BA - I suggesting Bernadine wouldn't be tied to her union     Dan Sullivan    Thu Jun 21, 2007 15:35 
 72   Brain Dead     Bachelor of Arts    Thu Jun 21, 2007 15:58 
 73   Why not read the whole comment before responding?     Dan Sullivan    Thu Jun 21, 2007 16:05 
 74   Review of 10 more candidate leaflets.     Bachelor of Arts    Fri Jun 22, 2007 12:42 
 75   BA - Out of curiousity     Dan Sullivan    Fri Jun 22, 2007 19:16 
 76   Leaflets, the race, Paddy Healy.     Bachelor of Arts    Sat Jun 23, 2007 17:57 
 77   Change from the usual     Unicorn2    Sat Jun 23, 2007 23:47 
 78   No to Martin Hogan     Marianne    Sat Jun 23, 2007 23:47 
 79   Unicorn2 and Marrianne     Dub    Sun Jun 24, 2007 13:54 
 80   cousins     Who?    Sun Jun 24, 2007 15:10 
 81   Garavan is no 'good bet'     Dub    Sun Jun 24, 2007 15:27 
 82   SWP & election     Dub    Sun Jun 24, 2007 15:30 
 83   draft EU treaty     Siobhán    Mon Jun 25, 2007 00:27 
 84   NUI candidates and the Shell to Sea campaign     Tadhg    Mon Jun 25, 2007 00:50 
 85   Tadhg's policy is soft soft soft on the Government and Shell     Dub    Mon Jun 25, 2007 12:53 
 86   Not voting     Dan Sullivan    Mon Jun 25, 2007 13:55 
 87   PR     Dub    Mon Jun 25, 2007 14:21 
 88   Too late to register     time traveller    Mon Jun 25, 2007 17:35 
 89   Dan, paranoid much?     Annie    Tue Jun 26, 2007 16:09 
 90   Bernadine O'Sullivan's Corporate Donations     ASTI member    Tue Jun 26, 2007 18:45 
 91   Lisa/Annie - you're really reaching now.     Dan Sullivan    Wed Jun 27, 2007 13:58 
 92   Voted yesterday & Martin Hogan & predictions     Bachelor of Arts    Thu Jun 28, 2007 14:57 
 93   Not literaturing     Dan Sullivan    Thu Jun 28, 2007 15:17 
 94   Voting from abroad?     brendan    Thu Jun 28, 2007 15:33 
 95   I did     Bachelor of Arts    Thu Jun 28, 2007 15:47 
 96   Voting outside State     Citizens' Information    Thu Jun 28, 2007 16:19 
 97   BA - elections     Dan Sullivan    Thu Jun 28, 2007 16:56 
 98   Waste of public money     PD    Thu Jun 28, 2007 17:53 
 99   Vincent Brown Show.     Vincent Brown show fan    Thu Jun 28, 2007 18:00 
 100   Quinn V Connolly     Election    Thu Jun 28, 2007 18:08 
 101   Connolly didn't bring up PRSI reform     Dan Sullivan    Thu Jun 28, 2007 22:03 
 102   Waste of paper too     Marianne    Thu Jun 28, 2007 22:20 
 103   Vincent Browne and Media.     Leslie    Thu Jun 28, 2007 23:24 
 104   Credit where credit is due     Dan Sullivan    Fri Jun 29, 2007 13:24 
 105   Nonsense     Bachelor of Arts    Fri Jun 29, 2007 15:37 
 106   Stop agreeing with me, you're costing me votes with the wingnuts     Dan Sullivan    Fri Jun 29, 2007 16:55 
 107   Good thing     Bachelor of Arts    Sat Jun 30, 2007 18:39 
 108   Again not true.     Dan Sullivan    Sat Jun 30, 2007 19:57 
 109   Seanad franchise     John Kennedy    Mon Jul 02, 2007 10:47 
 110   Message for John Kennedy     Party Whip    Mon Jul 02, 2007 11:24 
 111   Focail     west briton    Mon Jul 02, 2007 12:24 
 112   Stop this Cúpla focail crap!     Pól d'Fhaoite    Mon Jul 02, 2007 13:15 
 113   Try reading before writing     Dan Sullivan    Mon Jul 02, 2007 14:03 
 114   Discipline     Sean Mulloy    Mon Jul 02, 2007 14:11 
 115   What Debate?     Dan Sullivan    Mon Jul 02, 2007 14:31 
 116   Press Release     John Kennedy    Mon Jul 02, 2007 14:51 
 117   Kennedy makes good points     Bachelor of Arts    Mon Jul 02, 2007 15:20 
 118   Press Release     John Kennedy    Mon Jul 02, 2007 15:46 
 119   Campaigns     Dan Sullivan    Mon Jul 02, 2007 16:09 
 120   Even more waste papter     Marianne    Tue Jul 03, 2007 20:35 
 121   Fianna Fáil Fighting for Seats & Fighting Each Other     Bachelor of Arts    Tue Jul 03, 2007 21:35 
 122   Mary Riordan     Dan Sullivan    Wed Jul 04, 2007 09:39 
 123   Careerism, Opportunism, Shafting     Bachelor of Arts    Wed Jul 04, 2007 12:22 
 124   Reasons for running     Dan Sullivan    Wed Jul 04, 2007 13:02 
 125   I still don't know why Dan and others are running     Bachelor of Arts    Wed Jul 04, 2007 14:17 
 126   Running and standing aside     Dan Sullivan    Wed Jul 04, 2007 14:34 
 127   Sullivan V Kennedy     Bachelor of Arts    Wed Jul 04, 2007 15:55 
 128   I was merely responding in kind     Dan Sullivan    Wed Jul 04, 2007 16:58 
 129   Seanad voting     John Kennedy    Wed Jul 04, 2007 17:16 
 130   I'll leave it up to anyone reading to decide     Dan Sullivan    Wed Jul 04, 2007 18:30 
 131   Voting Rights     John Kennedy    Thu Jul 05, 2007 09:47 
 132   Still missing the point     Dan Sullivan    Thu Jul 05, 2007 10:49 
 133   ballot paper     munster man    Tue Jul 10, 2007 19:23 
 134   Why?     NUI Graduate    Tue Jul 10, 2007 20:26 
 135   Reform     Eamon Farren    Sun Jul 15, 2007 12:55 
 136   Reform...     Sean O'Keefe    Sun Jul 15, 2007 15:32 
 137   ar** Biscuits     Eamon Farren    Sun Jul 15, 2007 19:14 
 138   Eamon...     Sean O'K    Sun Jul 15, 2007 19:58 
 139   The Count     bachelor of farts!    Mon Jul 23, 2007 19:02 
 140   Ah, you're much too concerned on my behalf of my bank account     Dan Sullivan    Tue Jul 24, 2007 09:43 
 141   Record?     Bachelor of Arts    Tue Jul 24, 2007 10:59 
 142   Sirrah BA, your words they wound me so     Dan Sullivan    Tue Jul 24, 2007 11:45 
 143   Transfers     Bachelor of Arts    Tue Jul 24, 2007 12:05 
 144   Mullen top of poll reports     Bachelor of arts    Tue Jul 24, 2007 16:16 
 145   bad news     Shell to sea    Tue Jul 24, 2007 18:30 
 146   Not a defeat for S2S     John o'Mahony    Tue Jul 24, 2007 19:07 
 147   Mullen not elected yet - all to play for     Tallyman    Tue Jul 24, 2007 19:40 
 148   what?     mark garavin    Tue Jul 24, 2007 20:02 
 149   Ag panel results in- govt to keep majority     Seanad Watch    Tue Jul 24, 2007 20:12 
 150   Tally     Bachelor of Arts    Tue Jul 24, 2007 20:48 
 151   The view from the cheap seats     Dan Sullivan    Fri Jul 27, 2007 12:50 
 152   Senate predictions unreliable     Dark Horse    Fri Jul 27, 2007 14:28 
 153   By-election?     Darker Horse    Fri Jul 27, 2007 15:35 
 154   Keltoi     Mario Melisse    Wed Dec 03, 2008 20:16 
 155   gibberish     nui    Wed Dec 03, 2008 22:04 


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