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Clusterf**k To The Aras Aftermath: The Losers

The last of my posts on the Presidential election. We’ve discussed the winner and the “sort-of” winners. Now the losers. Mitchell was the worst of the choices that Fine Gael could have gone with. I’ve discussed it about him before. … Continue reading

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Clusterf**k To The Aras Aftermath: The Winner

The first of five post-vote articles that I’m throwing up daily for the next week. The election is done, and the Labour candidate will be inaugurated as our President in a week or so. I’m sure Higgins will make a … Continue reading

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Clusterf**k To The Aras: Live Count

1200: Hi. 1202: So, straight into it. All the exit polls indicate one thing: Michael D. Higgins will be the next President of Ireland. Not only has he cut Gallagher’s lead, he has surpassed him in 9 out of every … Continue reading

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Clusterf**k To The Aras: Predictions

I won’t mince words. I believe that Michael D. Higgins will be the next President of Ireland, but that is dependent, mostly, on one crucial issue: he has to be within 10 percentage points of Sean Gallagher at the first count. If … Continue reading

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Clusterf**k To The Aras: The Worst Debate And The Worst Candidates

It’s been an interesting few days. The latest polls would seem to indicate that Gallagher has not only maintained, but increased his lead. Combined with Dana leapfrogging Davis and Higgins losing votes, well, it’s enough to make me intensely distrustful … Continue reading

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How Crowley Could Have Won

Fianna Fail has decided to turn its back on the Presidential race, a decision I am somewhat dumbfounded about. The crazy way that Martin has approached celebrity candidates, the spurning of Brian Crowley, the way the entire affair has become … Continue reading

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David Norris And Why He Shouldn’t Be President 2: 2 Dumb, 2 Clueless

A sequel to this post a short while ago. So, how about Senator David Norris? Shall we count the ways? 1. He’s used his office as an (somewhat) elected representative to try and interfere in the court case of another nation. … Continue reading

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The Dumb Choice

Gay Mitchell, despite being a spokesman during opposition years, has never been deemed worthy of a full ministerial post by Fine Gael. Gay Mitchell spoke out against the decriminalization of homosexuality in 1993. Gay Mitchell spoke out against the modernisation of Irish … Continue reading

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