Home To Vote (Part 2)



Jack Leahy tweetz:

“There is actually a queue of students registering to vote at Tralee Garda Station!”

Check The Register

Previously: The Student Vote


Meanwhile, in Maynooth…



And in Galway…


Via Aoife USI Welfare and Cathal Sherlock

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60 thoughts on “Home To Vote (Part 2)

    1. Neilo

      If they vote with the same levels of alacrity as they protest, it may well be another (soft) centre-led coalition til 2021. Mind, in my own perverse way, a govt containing the political wing of Operation Yewtree could be a source of Trump-like laffs as the whole creaky edifice self-immolates.

  1. MoyestWithExcitement

    I’m hoping the 8th amendment is going to influence the vote in the same way the marriage referendum did. Both are identity issues that young people relate to.

    1. Bill

      Well obviously none of these young people voted in the marriage ref or they wouldn’t need to register to vote for the election. Fair play to them for not thinking they needed to be bullied into voting in that referendum and are now actually voting on something that matters to everyone.

      1. ahyeah

        ah now….don’t be a bad loser (there are still other places where you and your bigotry can fupp off to)

      2. Nigel

        I did, and I had to re-register this week. I think they purged the rolls sometime since? Listen, folks, check you;re registered even of you voted on the marriage ref!

          1. Nigel

            I would never have thought of it but my wife did and boom, not registered, either of us. Our constituency is being messed around with, but i can’t see why that would involve kicking people off the rolls, and yeah, Jesus, check, people check!

          2. Annie

            @Nigel – thank you SO much for commenting about this, finally managed to get a result and hey, whaddaya know – NOT on the register. Despite having voted in the referendum last year. Angry noises.

      3. neil

        Many were only on the supplementary register for the marriage referendum. I also know a couple of people who vote every time, and have been removed from the register a number of times in various cleanups.

    2. ahjayzis

      Among other things.

      Low youth turnout has actively damaged their life prospects – age discrimination in social welfare, universities and schools run down, affordable entry-level housing disappearing.

      This brings a smile to my face :o)

      1. MoyestWithExcitement

        Yeah, the updated post is hugely encouraging. There might seriously be some surprises in this election. These are the people who’ll have the balls to vote for something other than FF/FG/Lab.

        1. meadowlark

          Spotted some Labour canvassers lurking in my estate…

          To be fair to my local Labour TD, he is a lovely man who is genuinely interested in his constituents.

          1. meadowlark

            Bit late to jump ship now I reckon…

            Yiz made your bed…

            All’s well that ends well…

            Think I might have a tea now.

        1. The Old Boy

          The station sergeant in Tralee is well known for his expertise in the use of phrenology to detect crime.

          1. rory

            Human what you’re saying is not very nice. Also why do you think the black lad with the cap isn’t a student? Also, does it matter if he is or not?

            Why are you pointing him out I suppose is what I’m asking.

  2. Dee

    I think the MarRef result showed young people that things can go their way, that a vote matters. Hope the momentum keeps up at least til the 26th.

      1. Dee

        Is it wrong that I heard that question in a steamy, purring voice and am now disappointed you were asking someone else?

  3. The People's Hero

    Don’t hold out much hope for help at Maynooth Garda station…. Last time I needed their help, I arrived at the time advertised time it was supposed to be manned… Not open… rang bell…. no answer… waited a bit…. 7-8 minutes later, walking up to the door was a Garda with a massive bag of food from the chipper…. he opened the door, turned to me and said – ” We’re having our tea…., call back tomorow…” I started to protest that it it clearly stated their hours of availability…. He told me to fcuk off and slammed the door….

    Of course, complaints were made to Naas, but it’s not like one would ever expect an apology.

    1. Joe cool

      As someone who also lives in maynooth, I can totally vouch for this. That station shouldn’t have opening hours. It’s a lottery as to when it’s open

  4. rory

    It’s great to see.
    The outlook of younger generations are often ignored by politicians, simply because there isn’t enough of them out voting. If you’re young and you want the political class to take your views on board, get registered asap.

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