For Those About To Dem Soc

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This afternoon.

The Social Democrats launch their first General Election campaign with the slogan ‘Reducing The Cost Of Living’ and a series of videos including this message (above) on corruption from Denis nemesis Catherine Murphy. Fight. etc.

Above from left: Cllr. Gary Gannon (Dublin Central), Glenna Lynch (Dublin Bay South), Anne-Marie McNally (Dublin Mid-West), Roisin Shortall TD (Dublin North-West), Cllr. Cian O’Callaghan (Dublin Bay North), Catherine Murphy TD (Kildare North) and Liam Coyne (Dublin South-Central).

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Meanwhile, in Wexford

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A Wexford Soc Dem candidate Leonard Kelly-festooned BMW.

Yours for €4,500 and a first preference.

The Most Politically Experienced LPG BMW 525i EVER (DoneDeal)

Thanks Desmond

30 thoughts on “For Those About To Dem Soc

  1. Mayor Quimby

    so: Narrow the tax band yet again? Irish people are idiots.

    It’s notable that they plan to keep the Capital Gains Tax exemption for property (PPR) – another middle class sop. Radical? Nope

      1. The Magic Finger

        How can we possibly ‘get it right’ this time?
        The only hope for a stable government we have is the inevitable FF/FG coalition….
        …and 2 wrongs do not make a right.

        1. Fergus the magic postman

          Yeah, that’s the mantra I’ve been hearing from people who are going to vote for the same old FF, or FG. It’s pretty sad. The way I see it, the people who are doing so are doing ok at the moment health-wise & financially, and aren’t too concerned about the people who aren’t, & that’s their idea of stable.

          Then there’s the people who say I’m not going to vote for SDs (for example) because they haven’t a hope of getting anywhere with so many voting for FF or FG, probably realising a big part of the reason for that is other people thinking the same way, while not getting the big picture at all.

        1. steve white

          emailed Stephen Donnelly – why didn’t attend finance committee when SIPO etc attended,a week b4 he launched Anti-corruption plan -no reply

    1. 15 cents

      normally id take offence at someone branding all irish people as idiots .. but asides Quimbys point, other signs point to it being true .. most notably for me, the fact that FF are 2nd most popular party according to the polls. That’s just one example why, I could list off numerous others but im so tired of being angry at Irish politics. I actually give up.

  2. diddy

    I like the idea of cutting the cost of living via reducing the cost of services rather then giving tax cuts. better for everyone, not just the better off. ill prob give my local fella a vote

    1. ahjayzis

      Your mammy exposes fraud, corruption, stroke politics and short-term thinking for a living? Fair play to her.

  3. Drogg

    Was going to vote Soc Dem first no candidates in my area then secondly I heard Stephen Donnelly say that school equality wasn’t really a big issue so that kind of put me off them.

  4. Shayna

    Unfortunately the title of the party is too similar to the founding father’s Social Democratic Party in Germany in the 1920/30s for my liking. The SDLP pulled it off in ‘The North’ during the 1980/90s, but that’s because they had Nobel prize winning John Hume at the helm. In my opinion, Ireland has always been a two party (free) state. The dilution of votes to the two main parties at the last election is a clear indication that Irish voters are generally underwhelmed by choice. It’s all about leadership, I don’t see any De Valeras (1916/2016 thing). Bertie, notwithstanding all his ‘foibles’ was a good Taoiseach. He was charismatic and affable, oh and a Dub! Enda Kenny has been to Jones’s Rd on the third Sunday of September every year, cheering on his Mayo team, who never “bring home Sam”. Bertie sees the Dubs win, viewing the match from a corporate box on the Hogan Stand. My point? – (Goddammit, FF pull your socks up!) is that I’d like to see a Taoiseach with a winner’s grin on the third Sunday in September.

    1. Frilly Keane

      That was a mouthful there Shayna
      And you’re spot on

      Why da’ ûck the Soldiers of Destiny haven’t told their Comhairle Dáils to climb up the arse of the Constituency Shinners is beyond me.

      That Gimp Martin is making the same mistake as he did in the Presidential.

      He’s letting the Shinners be the Republican party,
      And the Nationalist party,
      All on their own

      Play nice
      Get their transfers

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