Tá 59, Níl 49

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There you go now.

Earlier: Anything Good On RTÉ One?

UPDATE:

Meanwhile…

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This afternoon
Enda Kenny leaves Leinster House for the Aras after becoming the first Fine Gael Taoiseach to be elected for a second term by Dail Eireann.

FIGHT!

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This afternoon.

President Higgins presents  Enda Kenny with his new seal of office.

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Meanwhile…

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Stop that.

Leinster House, Dublin 2

Gerry Adams offers a low five as he runs the gauntlet of embarrassed Fine Gael deputies after voting against Enda Kenny for Taoiseach.

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77 thoughts on “Tá 59, Níl 49

      1. ReproBertie

        Really? Was it a two fingers to the people who voted for the 59 TDs that supported a FG government?

        (I’m not one of those people. The TDs I voted for are sitting on the opposition benches.)

          1. ethereal

            sigh…ok so maybe not fingers up to all 59 but the majority of people voted against edna becoming taoiseach again including people who voted FG so yes it is two fingers up to all of them

          2. Harry Molloy

            The people voted for the dail that we have. It then falls on the dail to assemble a government.

            It seems that this is the only government possible as a large portion of the dail are unwilling to work with anyone else. There was three real opportunities to get rid of Kenny by voting for MM and it was not taken.

            So blame the dail and blame us for putting that dail there.

            Kudos to all who got up off their arse and tried to form a government. And I don’t include Sinn Fein with their eleventh hour willingness to talk

          3. ethereal

            none of that negates the fact that the majority didn’t want enda as the leader

          4. ReproBertie

            Sigh? Get over yourself.

            People who voted for FG voted on the basis of Enda as Taoiseach. Enda being Taoiseach is not two fingers to them.

          5. Brother Barnabas

            well obviously I don’t include FG voters in “us all”

            I am a human being with empathy, a sense of fairness and general decency

          6. Brother Barnabas

            I didn’t steal it. I neutralised it. It still exists – just not in the form you intended.

  1. Tish Mahorey

    First time a FG Taoiseach re-elected…

    …. after over 70 days of rummaging through the political ‘under the stairs’.

    No glory in this and it will end badly for him.

    :)

    1. Sheik Yahbouti

      He’s relying on the mere fact being recorded in the histories and reflecting well on him. What will NOT reflect well on him however is any scrutiny at all of his parliamentary career, and his stewardship of this country. The man who defamed his country and his people to the world. Shambles thy name is Indah.

          1. Steve

            Wtf are you thinking about, she wants to repeal the 8th. She’ll keep the pressure up in cabinet and drop the government if they delay on citizens convention.

          2. Sheik Yahbouti

            If that is so, I’ll revise my opinion. Won’t hold my breath though.

        1. Steve

          Because the socialist paradises of the USSR , North Korea, China, Cuba, Yugoslavia, Angola , DRC, Vietnam etc etc provided the ideal setting for the human spirit to prosper and thrive.

          1. Stephen Fagan

            Actually Steve, they were. And coups were introduced to make them conform to free market ideology.

          2. Stephen Fagan

            But even still, are you happy to accept that we’re on our way to destruction under capitalism, and that’s okay because at least it’s not socialism?

          3. Stephen Fagan

            The ‘begrudgers and whingers’ are the exact people that bailed out the financial system you continue to worship that runs in direct conflict with the natural principles of being human. The ‘begrudgers and whingers’ are the exact people jumping in rivers because of their disconnect from humanity. Not to mention the de funding of services that are there to help them. So ye, screw them.

          4. Steve

            Like most things in life somewhere in the middle suits just fine. Not too much socialism – not too much capitalism. I think Ireland largely balances that, I’d prefer if we went a little more along to the left. But we’re OK. I’ve read enough Marx with the pol sci trinners PhD to, put it bluntly, to see through his heeby jeeby bullshit.

            Also ye need to able to spot a troll better, everyone on here hates the government. I try to goad a little bit of consternation now and then to balance out the confirmation bias on here against anything the current government tries to do to make any positive impacts on society. Hence the whingers reference

            Our Oireachtas effectively just voted for nearly 7 billion increase in expenditure in public services. Welcome it. Forget the comrade bullpoo.

          5. Harry Molloy

            You’re like a flower amongst nettles Steve :-)

            Thanks for that post that tells me it might be worthwhile following broadsheet after all

          6. Steve

            Like most things in life somewhere in the middle suits just fine. Not too much socialism – not too much capitalism. I think Ireland largely balances that, I’d prefer if we went a little more along to the left. But we’re OK. I’ve read enough Marx with the pol sci trinners PhD to, put it bluntly, to see through his heeby jeeby bullshit.

            Also ye need to able to spot a troll better, everyone on here hates the government. I try to goad a little bit of consternation now and then to balance out the confirmation bias on here against anything the current government tries to do to make any positive impacts on society. Hence the whingers reference

            Our Oireachtas effectively just voted for nearly 7 billion increase in expenditure in public services. Welcome it. Forget he comrade bullsh@t.

          7. Steve

            You’re saying bringing down the Berlin Wall was a coup. Ok….

            Anyway Like most things in life somewhere in the middle suits just fine. Not too much socialism – not too much capitalism. I think Ireland largely balances that, I’d prefer if we went a little more along to the left. But we’re OK. I’ve read enough Marx with the pol sci trinners PhD to, put it bluntly, to see through his heeby jeeby bullshit.

            Also ye need to able to spot a troll better, everyone on here hates the government. I try to goad a little bit of consternation now and then to balance out the confirmation bias on here against anything the current government tries to do to make any positive impacts on society. Hence the whingers reference

            Our Oireachtas effectively just voted for nearly 7 billion increase in expenditure in public services. Welcome it. Forget he comrade bullsh@t.

          8. Steve

            You’re saying people pulling down the Berlin Wall was a coup ?? Ok…

            Like most things in life somewhere in the middle suits just fine. Not too much socialism – not too much capitalism. I think Ireland largely balances that, I’d prefer if we went a little more along to the left. But we’re OK. I’ve read enough Marx with the pol sci trinners PhD to, put it bluntly, to see through his heeby jeeby waffle.

            Also ye need to able to spot a troll better, everyone on here hates the government. I try to goad a little bit of consternation now and then to balance out the confirmation bias on here against anything the current government tries to do to make any positive impacts on society. Hence the whingers reference

            Our Oireachtas effectively just voted for nearly 7 billion increase in expenditure in public services. Welcome it. Forget the comrade bullsh@t.

    1. sǝɯǝɯʇɐpɐq

      Put me down as a ‘plus-one’ Frilly.
      -I’ll bring the popcorn.

      This is the best thing that could’ve happened really, if you think about it.

      -Oooohhh…I’ve been looking forward to this. I don’t need any Birthday presents. This will do.

      (My birthday is in September, don’t forget.)

      1. mildred st. meadowlark

        It’s on my calendar. September should be renamed Badatmember… or something.

  2. ahjayzis

    FG will rue this day. They’ve signed their own death warrant and laid the way for FF to swallow them.

    Woe for the rest of us. The left and a right wing party leaning-left won the election, but what we’re getting is our most right wing fiscally regressive party plus a bunch of bogtrotters with archaic views on social issues.

    1. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

      I was going to get shirty about the use of the word bogtrotters but no other word will do, really. Well, maybe mucksavages.

        1. Joe Small

          These smartass two word meaningless replies are quite irritating. (Queue stream of smartass two-word replies to my comment)

          1. Steve

            Nah I’m just an FG voter, who all things considered, is happy enough with the GE outcome. Sorry I don’t conform to the anti establishment blueshirt broadsheet brigade. Lolz to you

    2. Vote Rep #1

      So why didn’t The left and a right wing party leaning-left who won the election do something about it then instead of leaving it to this lot to govern once again?

  3. They Tried To Make Me Go To Rehab

    Congratulations Enda. You’re actually doing a great job keeping the worthless rabble and naysayers who populate this board and sundry council estates and rural poopholes in check. Not to mention finally wiping out the opportunist power-hungry dirtbags in the so-called Labour party for good and all time. All the really good people like ahjaysiz and kentucky fried kieran have already left and all that remain are the likes of badatmemes, julian mercille, anne, newsjustin and frilly keane.

    1. sǝɯǝɯʇɐpɐq

      @ They Fried A Mexican In A Prefab

      You forgot me dopey.
      Why am I not in your list?
      My name is sǝɯǝɯʇɐpɐq.

      I have a moustache.
      -How dare you overlook me?

      1. They Tried To Make Me Go To Rehab

        I love when they delete your crap and worthless posts. They should ban you permanently.

        1. sǝɯǝɯʇɐpɐq

          @ I Tried To Give Myself A Bluejob

          All MY worthless posts???
          -I don’t have a clue what you’re talking about.

          Worthless posts are your domain.

      1. They Tried To Make Me Go To Rehab

        what the hell are you talking about you idle troll?

        Haven’t you a dole payment to be drinking or is it Friday already so you’ve already drank it all?

          1. Cosmos

            Oh. The Journal mob have found their way here. Batten down the hatches and prepare for trolling against everybody bar White Male.

  4. nellyb

    I’ll invite reinvigorated Taoiseach to visit St.Teresa’s ward in Mater, so he knows what Ireland smells like – urine and []. Will I be liable if he faints or contracts some bad-a$$ infection?

  5. Murtles

    Hehe all the whingers and they “serve ye right for voting for them” crew on the various Facebook comment pages. Probably half of them wouldn’t know what a polling station looks like and are probably one of the 34% that didn’t bother their bum parts voting but yet feel entitled to comment. General Elections are decided by the Over 55’s with the “my father voted Fianna Fail and my grandfather voted Fianna Fail” mentality.
    http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/election-2016/analysis-election-2016-voter-turnout-34493145.html

  6. DubLoony

    Just in time for the summer recess!

    What are the bets on how long this will last?

  7. Eoin

    You know, after protesting austerity, bond holder bail outs and Irish Water on various marches this year and last year, to have this result to a general election is absolutely shameful. I work with foreigners who don’t have the vote here and I’m just embarrassed by all this. What must they make of it all? Looks like the ballot box can’t be used to bring about change in Ireland. And we all know what happens when people feel they are being denied representation? Things can get ugly. I personally am more angry with this nation than I’ve ever been before. And some here have the brass neck to criticise the US elections? Well at least they’re going to get change this time. It might be crazy Trump change but at least it’s gonna be actual change, from the looks of things. They’ve realised there’s a problem with the establishment over there and want something different. When are we going to figure that out here? How shafted do we have to be before we even realise we’re being shafted? I really didn’t know we had that many dumb, self serving voters here.

    1. ReproBertie

      All votes are self serving. Nobody votes to hurt themselves.

      We have a minority government which will need to work with opposition parties to pass budgets. That means they don’t have the free reign that the doomsayers above are talking about. This is a change. It’s not a switch to some sort of socialst utopia but change through political means takes time.

    2. Nicolas Roche

      Are you saying that the result of the election is shameful (and that voters should bear the shame) or that the Dail vote is shameful (and TDs should bear the shame)? You appear to be embarrassed because a majority of the electorate chose centre-right parties. You also suggest that people are denied representation, what is your evidence for this assertion? You say that you are more angry with Ireland than you’ve ever been before. I was angrier when the bailout was announced. I don’t understand why the cobbling together of a government where no party was given a clear mandate should make you so angry. This is common post-election practice across Europe. You allude to dumb, self-serving voters. Surely you realise that you absolutely destroyed your credibility as a left-leaning commenter when you acted as a cheerleader for a misogynistic, racist billionaire. If you think that’s a more positive outcome than the state of affairs in Ireland today, then I think you really haven’t thought through the articulation of your argument.

    3. Owen C

      Eoin, if i read you right, you’re saying everyone else is stupid apart from you, and that being the case, you’re implying there may be a violent reaction to this. It is your view that a change, no matter how ridiculously stupid and self-defeating (ie Trump) would be good, cos, you know, change is needed etc. Have i read you right? Is it maybe because of this sort of idiotic view of the world that no one in their right minds actually votes for the far left ‘change agents’????

  8. perricrisptayto

    He’ll be gone by the years end.
    Just wants to go down in history as being twice elected taoiseach and that’ll make him happy.
    I’m just jealous of his pension(s).

  9. Clampers Outside!

    You weren’t there man…. It was all like… ‘Steve and Stephen or Stephen and Steve’ and then it was like ‘Stephen and Stephen or Steve and Steve’ and I was all like ‘Stephen and Steve! Steve and Stephen! where the heck is Rachel?!’

  10. Anomanomanom

    Bad stuff. One of the best governments this country as ever had will get at least 12 months before the plug is pulled.

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