Meanwhile, In The RDS


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From top: Environment Minister Alan Kelly (left) with Áodhán Ó Ríordáin; Mr Ó Ríordáin surrounded by his wife Áine Kerr and Labour supporters; and Mr Ó Ríordáin speaking to media at the count centre in the RDS this morning

Labour’s Áodhán Ó Riordáin has lost his seat in Dublin Bay North.

Independent TD Tommy Broughan, Sinn Féin’s Denise Mitchell and Independent Finian McGrath have been elected.

Earlier: Dignity

Pics: Gavan ReillyJennifer Bray and Rollingnews



Meanwhile, over in Longford-Westmeath…

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A second recount is under way.

Via Fergal O’Brien

32 thoughts on “Meanwhile, In The RDS

  1. ReproBertie

    Does that leave just Willie Penrose as an outside chance of saving Labour’s speaking rights?

    1. Barry the Hatchet

      Yes! I find this rather satisfying, given the scorn they heaped on the technical group in the last Dáil.

    2. realPolithicks

      The requirement to have seven TD’s to gain speaking rights in the Dail is nonsensical. Any elected TD should have the right to speak.

  2. The Real Jane

    I like Alan Kelly’s sincere sadface.

    Also, on his salary he needs a good coat, suit and the number of a drycleaner. He looks like an actual tramp.

    Don’t wear navy and black together, Al, plz tnx.

    1. Liam Deliverance

      LOL. actual tramp!, I think that’s his power coat.Also he needs a pair of black leather gloves to finish it, leave no fingerprints and make it easier when he is strangling somebody!

  3. bisted

    …well eYawn…no doubt your pensions and disappointment money will tide you over until you can take up the teaching post again…don’t let the doras..

    1. DT

      As Minister he brought in drug injection centres, initiated the process of decriminalising drugs and played a central role in the marriage equality referendum.

      A lot of people on this site dancing on Labour’s grave now, but what do you think the odds are on an FG/FF led government holding a repeal the 8th referendum are?

      Zero. Both parties will run a mile from it. FF barely mentioned it in the campaign and FG will set up a ‘committee’ to ‘look into it’.

      1. classter

        Agreed. From the limited amount I saw of Aodhan, I quite liked him & I certainly liked him a lot more than a lot of the gobsheens that won seats this election (FF, Lowry, Healey-Rays, tax-defaulting/debt-dodging Wallace).

        FF remember sat on the X-case determination for the better part of 20 years & there is no indication they would have brought forward the SSM referendum, ciriticised the Vatican re. child abuse etc.

        I understand why many former Labour supporters feel betrayed but cheering about Ó Ríordáin’s elimination in a constituency that elected Charlie Haughey’s son in second place is frankly bizarre.

  4. phil

    The Yoof didn’t vote for Labor you say? I guess that Jobbridge didnt work out for anyone but IBEC…

  5. Iwerzon

    I’d say Tommy Broughan is first in the queue to offer him a friendly hand of condolence.

      1. Neilo

        I don’t say this often enough, Bertie, but you’re the Beano character I wish I could be.

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