Repeal The Hate


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Election posters during the 2014 local and European elections in Newbridge, Co. Kildare

Fine Gael hates Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin. Fianna Fáil hates everyone but Fine Gael. Sinn Féin claims never to have hated anyone. The Social Democrats are rotating who they hate. Labour hates the position it is in, and everyone hates Michael Lowry (for now). I have a headache.

Des Doris,
Dún Laoghaire
Co Dublin.



Election fever (Irish Times letters)

Eamonn Farrell/Rollingnews

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27 thoughts on “Repeal The Hate

  1. han solo's carbonite dream

    lowry is king

    I asked a guy who is by virtue of his job considered a smart guy and a resident in north tipp (at weekends and holidays anyway)

    Why do you north tipp lads vote lowry in each time with loadsa votes? I asked
    to stick two fingers up to you fcukers in dublin – he replied

    I waited for the laugh or chuckle …but there was none.
    he was serious.


    1. DubLoony

      oh dear god. Do they not get they they have been screwed over by him as well?

      He was a minister for 10 minutes and did a shady deal with [redacted] that was expensive in itself, caused a tribunal and that he’s facing millions in legal payments, that a judge has made just about the most serous comments about that would warrant any other politician to resign, but not, he’s still bloody there.

      Tripp to Tipp has a lot to answer for.

    2. classter

      Maybe you put him in an awkward spot where he either had to slag off his homeplace to the Dubs or else double down. And he chose the latter?

  2. The People's Hero

    Here’s another dynamic worth mentioning…. Politicians hate other politicians…. especially those from their own parties…. Your average FGer would have more time personally for your average FFer than his nearest and dearest… Funny, eh?

    1. classter


      Both Young FG & Young FF seem to spend most of their time on twitter retweeting mediocre put-downs of the other side.

        1. ReproBertie

          Lowry is an independent who works for his consituency and that means doing deals with FG/FF or anyone else that happens to be in power when the opportunity arises. If we want to see the back of the likes of Lowry then voting independent is not the way to go but if we want to see the end of cronyism and spin doctored short termism then voting FG/FF/Lab/SF is not the way to go. Frankly we’re fked no matter who we vote for.

          1. MoyestWithExcitement

            Vote SD. Baby steps. You have to start somewhere, like. Although I’ve seen it said before here on BS that a FG/FF might actually be the best long term option. People will finally realise there is no difference between the two and thus will vote in real alternatives next time.

          2. ReproBertie

            My local SD candidate got my vote last time and then jumped ship as soon as things got tough (the need for cuts was well known before the election so it can’t have come as a surprise). I am drawn to SD but, due to this experience, am wary of their committment.

          3. MoyestWithExcitement

            Ok, but your choices are a new party led by a politician who is actually motivated by a desire to serve people and improve the country for everyone, or you can vote for the same parties that have proven over and over and over again that they’re more concerned with keeping millionaires happy.

  3. Anne

    The vitriol between Mary Lou and Joany is kinda funny, I have to say.

    Mary Lou is as bad a whingebag as Joan really.
    She does this tedious, slow paced whingey talking that makes me want to curl up in the fetal position and suck my thumb for some reason.

    Neither one of them come close to emanating the class the likes of Catherine Murphy has.

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