40 thoughts on “De Election Day Papers

  1. Terry Crone

    Checkout the Cliffs of Cavan in that map – better than anything in the West – next Star Wars should film there!!

  2. some old queen

    RE: Daily Mail. Everyone knows this election is going to shake things up but everyone also knows that the cohesive alternatives are not yet in place. There has been a big deal made about FG and FF going into power together but both are political parties whose first instinct is to survive. They will work together because they have no choice and people will once and for all see there is very little difference between them.

    That is progress.

    1. Same old same old

      I can’t agree some old queen
      Not being an optimist by nature I feel the outcome of this election will be the permanent capture of the body politic by an unaccountable elite while a braying mob of malcontents of various hues hurl epithets and foment unrest from outside the mart dealing ring.
      I see trouble ahead and lots of it.

      1. Bertie Blenkinsop

        “I feel the outcome of this election will be the permanent capture of the body politic by an unaccountable elite while a braying mob of malcontents of various hues hurl epithets and foment unrest from outside the mart dealing ring.”

        Nicely worded!

      2. Harry Molloy

        Well it’s certainly pessimistic!

        Politicians are accountable if we make it so, we all have a vote, the power to lobby and the power to form our own parties.

        1. Same old same old

          Why a bunch of waffle from Broadsheets resident right wing reactionary guy. We’ve never seen that before.

          1. Harry Molloy

            straight to the jugular!

            I agreed with you by saying it was pessimistic and trtied to reassure you by saying we can make a difference, i.e. we live in a democracy and you attack me!

            That gives me a sad, no way to start the day :(

          2. Same old same old

            Don’t be wasting my time with waffle Harry.
            We have tempted and tasted too much and in the last 5 years it was mostly lemon.

    2. some old queen

      If your starting point is that of a great unwashed rabble then impartial you are not. Enough people have thier backs against the financial wall that anything other than the status quo is preferable, but those who fear change always feel they have more to loose than gain.

      It’s all to play for.

      1. Same old same old

        I say what I see some old queen. Water protesters and Mick Wallace et al do capture a public feeling that is not without doubt. However their uncoordinated floppy fish efforts will not convince Middle Ireland. At the end of the day the class clown who smokes the fags with the other tough guys out the back of the bike shed ends up being the bus driver or the sandwich delivery guy not the mechanical engineer

        1. some old queen

          You obviously don’t know many mechanical engineers so?

          Middle Ireland is not as conservative as we are told it is, the marriage referendum proved that. The real fear is not a failed government between the two main players but a successful one because then the “alternatives” are no longer.

          1. Same old same old

            Christ that’s some dystopian analysis! I thought I was pessimistic!
            You’re confusing minimalist social progress on a narrow margin single issue with the broader exercise of power and influence

  3. Joe

    What’s the story with the sun? Why aren’t they telling us to “vote blueshirt this time”, like in Britain?

      1. Dόn 'The Unstoppable Force' Pídgéόní

        Now you’re just showing off

        I can basically only do one trick….

  4. Lilly

    I voted shortly after 7am. Was so sleepy I had to make an effort to keep track of the numbers in case I spoilt my vote. I’d normally go 1-4 but have been hearing lately it’s better to vote all the way through the ballot paper. Oddly satisfying but I’ve all but given up thinking anything will change.

    1. jack johnson

      BEST BY FAR to vote all the way down the list; only giving a preference of say 1-3 u may inadvertently help someone you would least like elected. The more non-transferrable votes there are the more likely the effective quota falls making it easier for a seat to be won !!

    1. Harry Molloy

      Thanks dav.

      Whatever comes out of this, lets just promise that we will support the will of the people.

      1. dav

        I can only concur. Politicians don’t really give 2 plops what the people have to say most of the time, except on days like today. Everyone make sure you are hard.

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