sinn fein – north and south

 

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 “We are doing something quite unprecedented, we fought two elections

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Comment: And didn’t they do well? Sinn Fein is  the largest party on city councils in Dublin, Cork, Belfast and Derry,

157/949 Council seats in the South

 

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105/462  Councillors overall in the North with the most seats in 5  super-council areas, including  Strabane

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3 MEPs across the the island of Ireland

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Martina Anderson

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Lynn Boylan

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Liath Ní Riada 

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and  Matt Carthy  for the Midlands North-West constituency

The Sinn Féin candidate was elected following count seven in Castlebar tonight

 

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 Comment: Initial Outcomes 

 

1) Gilmore resigns as leader of the Labour Party

2)Dublin, Cork, Limerick and Galway county lose their Mayors

 

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Dublin’s Lord Mayor Oisin Quinn (Lab) put a brave face on the defeat, saying that it was a bad day.

Mayor of Limerick Jim Long has conceded defeat, saying he “appreciated and respected” the public’s decision to “evict” him.

NT; (c) Stourhead; Supplied by The Public Catalogue Foundation

In Cork city, Labour councillor and mayor Catherine Clancy lost her seat and was later hospitalised after being involved in a car crash.

Comment: Poor Kate 

 

one  ireland, one vote

http://www.u.tv/News/NI-Election-Results-As-It-Happened/c51e80fa-431b-44cc-9475-69eeabd6e0cd

http://republicannews.org/current/news/2014/05/sinn_fein_support_surges_in_du.html#.U4PAj3J_tA0

http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/elections/eamon-gilmore-resigns-as-leader-of-labour-party-30305318.html

http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/elections/massacre-of-the-mayors-as-voters-target-highprofiles-30304437.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings/paintings/poor-kate-101185

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4 thoughts on “sinn fein – north and south

  1. Very good results for SF but should have been better. So-so vote management in many parts of the country. Definitely an electoral tremor but not the earthquake the media establishment are hyping it up to be (it probably says much about their antipathy to SF that any improvement in SF’s vote/representation is seen as a virtual revolution).

    If SF takes c.20% in an Irish general election that would be an earthquake!

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      • Yep. The economy is being hyped as improving (in part a case of perception over reality), FG is playing up the “safe hands” mantra, Labour are pleading to be the nescessary conscience of the ruling classes, FF are begging for votes from left, right and centre, the AAA, etc front is looking good, so yep, if SF translates dissatisfaction into a 20% vote or above that is a political earthquake no amount of right-wing media spin can downplay. c.20% is my personal litmus test for fireworks. Anything towards c.15% would be a more subdued party 😉

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  2. The SF results were good. No doubt could have done better but . . . . maybe the party had no resources to do more.
    We’ll see next time.
    Agree about your media comments Séamas – while local and Eu results were coming in NI people were informed Orangemen were dedicating a new Field – shows where their priorities lie!!

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