Category Archives: General Election 2016

Kildare North: Tally Projections

There should be a count in Kildare North in the next 90 minutes – 2 hours. We the majority of the boxes tallied, there are some clear trends. Catherine Murphy will blow the field away, with over 30% of the … Continue reading

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Kildare North: What To Look For On The First Count

Based on the Irish Times exit poll, it would probably be Murphy, Durkan, Lawless and Cronin. Based on the RTE exit poll, which includes second preferences, Fine Gael might actually get two in, at the expense of Sinn Fein, if … Continue reading

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Who I’m Voting For In Kildare North And Final Predictions (1 Day To Election)

It’s been a whirlwind campaign, and it’s just about done, as we enter the moratorium phase and prepare for voting tomorrow. On NFB over the last few weeks we’ve gone over issues and candidates – check out the “General Election … Continue reading

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Kildare North: Catherine Murphy (Social Democrats) (2 Days To Election)

With just a couple of days to go into polling, we’ll close off our look at the Kildare North candidates with perhaps its most well-known one, elected as an Independent, but now co-leader of her own political party. Catherine Murphy … Continue reading

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The Defence Forces (3 Days To Election)

So, my last issue post is one that’s very much of a personal interest, and a little self-indulgent on my part I’ll admit, but whatever, that’s what a blogs for. I’ve always had an interest in military history and the … Continue reading

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Kildare North: A Quick Look At Some Predictions

Via the Mail, and the Cedar Lounge Revolution, we have what is claimed to be Fine Gael polling data/predictions for every constituency. Let’s take a quick look at what it says about Kildare North, transcribed: KILDARE NORTH FOUR SEATS Currently … Continue reading

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Kildare North: Réada Cronin (Sinn Fein) (4 Days To Election)

And so, our last non-TD candidate, and the one trying to do her part for Sinn Fein’s rise in the polls. Réada Cronin is a Kildare councillor, first elected in the Maynooth area in 2014, since when she has operated in … Continue reading

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Environment (5 Days To Election)

Overshadowing everything, perhaps so large an issue that so easily becomes invisible, is the environment. In a saner world, it would probably be the only thing that people would be talking about, not fiscal space and Special Criminal Courts. In … Continue reading

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One Last Link Dump (5 Days To Election)

One last link-dump as we turn into the home straight of GE16. Body language during Monday’s debate was a common topic of discussion, with everyone commenting on the overly-emphasised hand movements of the participants. Of course, that can go too … Continue reading

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Kildare North: Shane FitzGerald (Renua) (6 Days To Election)

Time to take a look at the candidate from one of Ireland’s newest (renewest?) political entities. And he’s a familiar one for Kildare North voters. Shane FitzGerald is your Renua man in Kildare North. He’s a one-time councillor, serving in … Continue reading

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