‘A Seed Has Been Planted’


Turf-cutter-Michael-Fitzm-007Newly-elected Roscommon South-Leitrim TD Michael Fitzmaurice

He said he had travelled the byways and boreens of Ireland over the past seven or eight years and had met the ordinary people of Ireland, who he believed want the political system changed. The new TD said he had a vision and wanted to be able to look his children in the eye and tell them he had done something. People who were fed up of how politics works could stay at home shouting at the telly “but some of us have to lead the way and get up off our arses and do something,” he said.
Commenting on the outcome, Mr [Luke ‘Ming’] Flanagan [MEP] said a seed had been planted and “if I were Enda Kenny I would be very worried”.

Michael Fitzmaurice wins Roscommon South-Leitrim by-election (irish Times)

(Pic: Guardian)



Newly elected Dublin South West TD Paul Murphy 

“We can be so proud of our campaign. We spread confidence and hope about fighting the water charges to so many people, while our opponents just echoed the scaremongering of the government. We politically criticised our opponents, while they engaged in personal mudslinging. We significantly deepened the base of the AAA [Anti-Austerity Alliance] in West Tallaght in particular, while they were reduced to trying to keep us out of ‘their’ area….”

Paul Murphy (Facebook)

(Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland)

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18 thoughts on “‘A Seed Has Been Planted’

  1. Disasta

    No one is perfect.

    I hope people vote independent and they somehow form a coherent group for government. Wishful thinking I know but maybe even some truths would be revealed if they got into power. I’d be happy with that, it’d be a step forward.

  2. Just sayin'

    When will the people of Ireland finally understand that black shoes should not be worn with blue jeans. Wake up sheeple!

    1. Delacaravanio

      Meh, it’s not that the shoes are bad, rather it’s that the jeans are bloody awful. Baggy, worn and ugly.

  3. Goldbaaren

    Phwoar! I’d vote in his boat with a float over a mote any day.

    I am open as to whether or not to bring a goat. I don’t want to bring an animal solely because of a rhyme.

    Does anybody have any strong feelings about it? I’d appreciate your thoughts.

  4. Amadan

    Paul Murphy hasn’t created any real jobs with decent wages yet, and it’s been almost 24 hours.

    Typical politician.

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