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national / elections / politics / press release Thursday April 02, 2009 17:07 by Malachy Steenson
Announcing his candidacy for the Workers’ Party in the forthcoming Dublin Central Bye-election to be held on June 5th Malachy Steenson stated: “I am delighted that the electorate in Dublin Central is getting this unique opportunity to give a mid-term verdict on the pathetic performance of this government and the equally pathetic alternative being offered by Fine Gael read full story / add a comment
meath / elections / politics / press release Friday January 30, 2009 17:45 by Peter Fitzsimons   text 3 comments (last - friday january 30, 2009 19:28)
E1,000 tax to be introduced on all home owners read full story / add a comment
Peter Fitzsimons
meath / elections / politics / press release Thursday January 29, 2009 13:15 by Richard Walsh   text 8 comments (last - saturday january 31, 2009 17:33)   image 1 image
Peter Fitzsimons of Kells, Co. Meath, has been selected to contest the upcoming local council election in Kells. read full story / add a comment
kildare / elections / politics / press release Saturday January 24, 2009 23:34 by Saorise
Statement by Athy Town Council Candidate and Republican Sinn Fein Vice President Des Dalton read full story / add a comment
kildare / elections / politics / press release Saturday January 10, 2009 00:32 by Des Dalton
Republican Sinn Fein Vice President Des Dalton is to contest the election to Athy Town Council in this years 26-County local elections. read full story / add a comment
mayo / elections / politics / opinion/analysis Tuesday December 23, 2008 22:20 by Devils Advocate   text 64 comments (last - thursday january 08, 2009 08:47)
In June of 2009 we the people of Erris will have a rare opportunity to give our oponion on issues which are of concern to us, I suggest it is time for some of our local defenders to give us people of Erris a chance to give them a mandate to speak on our behalf! read full story / add a comment
national / elections / politics / opinion/analysis Thursday December 04, 2008 21:39 by Michael Murphy   text 46 comments (last - tuesday december 16, 2008 14:37)
Proposals by the Socialist Party for a Local Election Socialist Alliance have been rejected by the Socialist Workers Party, People Before Profit Alliance and the South Tipperary Workers and Unemployed Action Group read full story / add a comment
national / elections / politics / opinion/analysis Wednesday December 03, 2008 20:24 by Nixie Boran   text 6 comments (last - saturday december 13, 2008 18:29)   1 attached file
Why did Eamonn Gilmore’s New Labour pre-Christmas jolly in Kilkenny (Nov 29 – 30) blow up in his face?

Who is the shadowy eminence grise behind Gilmore's Twenty First Century Commission?

Why were the party faithful reduced to discussing leaked extracts from the Twenty First Century Commission report in Kilkenny?
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national / elections / politics / opinion/analysis Monday December 01, 2008 15:09 by Michael Murphy   text 23 comments (last - saturday december 06, 2008 21:42)
The Socialist Party has been in discussion with others on the left with a view to forming an Electoral Alliance for the Local Elections which will take place in June 2009. These discussions have been publicly carried in the pages of our paper "the Socialist" and on sites such as this. The Socialist Party has put forward a very positive proposal for a local election slate of candidates. It is important the slate would field credible candiates with a record in the their area that there is political agreement with the programme of the slate which will flow from discussions. We feel these issues among others mentioned in the material below are extremley important if we are to get aggreement. This is why in these proposals we have provided fuller elaboration of our position in an open, honest and constructive manner we hope that other groups will respond in kind. read full story / add a comment
Deputy Pat Breen surrounded by a crowd of admirers
clare / elections / politics / news report Friday November 28, 2008 12:04 by Fine Girl   text 4 comments (last - sunday november 30, 2008 12:09)   image 1 image
Pat Breen, Fine Gael TD from Bunratty, showed that he's been listening to the lies about natural resources, and he believes them, when he spoke about Corrib in the Dáil.

The sad thing is that his acceptance of the nonsense peddled by Shell and the Green Party means that instead of an opposition testing and challenging the government we have a docile and pointless group of placemen waiting for a chance to get into government simply to get a few things for their constituents and jobs for their friends. read full story / add a comment
Draft Enda Kenny Election Poster
national / elections / politics / opinion/analysis Sunday November 23, 2008 19:32 by Hilary   text 6 comments (last - monday november 24, 2008 11:34)   image 1 image   video 1 video file
Political Quiz:

You were the Fianna Fáil Minister for Finance during the last few years. There is a massive economic crash landing happening because of your policies, which focused economic activity on selling houses to each other rather than building up things like education, culture, home grown industry etc. What do you do now?

1.Make the poor pay- strip funding from pensioners, students, schoolkids and the under-priviliged.

2.Blame the international situation.

3.Blame the people who voted against Lisbon.

4. Put your hands up, admit your mistakes, and invest in basic services which will make the recession a bit more bearable for everyone.

(hint- this is Fianna Fáil remember...)

Anyway, at least he's not Enda Kenny. read full story / add a comment
international / elections / politics / opinion/analysis Thursday November 06, 2008 17:56 by john throne
"There is no one who represents the black inner city, who is rooted in the black community. It's the whole black Brahmin thing.: Vote for us because we're better than you." read full story / add a comment
national / elections / politics / opinion/analysis Tuesday October 28, 2008 13:51 by Derek Breen   text 9 comments (last - friday january 30, 2009 00:31)
The Greens hold the balance. Time to get organising and contacting your local Green representative to leave the Government...

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national / elections / politics / news report Tuesday October 07, 2008 18:01 by Michael Murphy   text 3 comments (last - friday october 10, 2008 20:15)
There have been some exploratory discussions among some groups on the left about the possibility of a left slate of candidates for the local elections in 2009. The text below is an article from the October edition of "the Socialist" outlining the Socialist Party's attitude to this issue for those interested. read full story / add a comment
limerick / elections / politics / press release Tuesday September 16, 2008 17:33 by RSF-Vín   text 1 comment (last - friday september 19, 2008 17:55)
Republican Sinn Fein has selected three candidates to stand
for the local elections in Limerick city and county, a party
spokesman said today. read full story / add a comment
international / elections / politics / opinion/analysis Friday September 12, 2008 14:22 by godzilla   text 2 comments (last - saturday september 13, 2008 23:01)
Obama has lost in ten of the last 12 opinion polls for the United States presidential election, 2008. His margin has between a 6point loss in the first week of September and a 4point loss in the last three days. Those who know how the USA voting public works blame this losing streak on Palin. It certainly seems to make sense as of the 57 US nationwide polls carried out thus far Mc Cain has only won 12.

Jonathan Freedland in today's "Guardian" represents well the disbelief of European journalists & to a great extent intellectuals that the voters of the USA, those enfranchised alone to make a decision which affects us all seem about to deride our faith & hope of the change Obama promised.

I on the other hand believe that the opinion poll data only confirms how little Europeans as well as US Democrats understood one of the most important socio-historical shifts in US citizens' perception of their own institutions & government. I argue that they've finally realised the importance of their vice-president. read full story / add a comment
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national / elections / politics / news report Monday September 08, 2008 01:09 by Pynchon   text 14 comments (last - wednesday september 10, 2008 16:05)   image 17 images
Natural Resources Minister Eamon Ryan joined the Green Team, a group of Green Party activists at the Electric Picnic recently to hand out postcards advertising the party.

They also gave thousands of nuts to raise awareness about the upcoming local and European elections. read full story / add a comment
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fermanagh / elections / politics / press release Friday August 15, 2008 18:13 by Fermanagh abu!   text 1 comment (last - wednesday august 20, 2008 17:12)   image 1 image   video 1 video file
Ogra Shinn Fein have produced a youth election broadcast for the upcoming by election in Enniskillen on Wednesday 17 September.

The youth electon broadcast urges young people from the relevant electoral ward to come out and vote for Sinn Fein’s candidate Debbie Coyle and visualises the advances that Sinn Fein have made in recent times.

It also includeds a number of short interviews with Mary Lou McDonald MEP and Fermanagh/South Tyrone MP Michelle Gildernew.

And it traces the strong legacy of republican candidates being elected in Fermanagh, most notably, the election of Bobby Sands MP, whilst on Hungerstrike in 1981.
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DUGGAN 4  FREEHOLDER
international / elections / politics / press release Thursday July 10, 2008 13:58 by Duggan for Freeholder   image 1 image
At a time where most Irish immigrants are returning home to Ireland. This well assimilated naturalized American from Dublin
is breaking new ground. read full story / add a comment
clare / elections / politics / press release Sunday June 22, 2008 00:19 by Clare RSF
The disparity between the yes and no votes cast in Clare in the Lisbon Treaty must be clarified, a spokesman for Republican Sinn Fein said today.

Paddy Kenneally from Crusheen said that there is no listing of how individual polling stations voted and only a final figure was sent to Dublin where the result was announced.
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