26 thoughts on “How Much?

  1. Joe Small

    People Before Profit or solidarity or whatever the Community Party are calling themselves now polled 1% in a recent poll. They get a staggering disproportion of free airtime on TV and radio. My heart bleeds for them.
    What’s the source of the €29,000 figure?

    1. Hank

      just a wild guess but I’d say they probably checked how much it costs to run an advert on the side of a Dublin Bus..

      1. Jonah

        Admittedly a few years since, but I placed advertisements on Dublin Bus, inside and outside the buses, on a number of occasions.

        There is no way a single advertisement on the side of a bus cost anything like 29,000 euro.

        It’s possible she means the Barry Andrews campaign is spending 29,000 on bus advertising, which I guess could be true, but not sure where that number would be coming from.

        1. Jonah

          Actually, from her own Facebook page:

          “I’m kicking off quite a storm on Twitter.

          €29,000 for 2 weeks advertisement,
          on 100 Dublin Buses.”

  2. Dhaughton99

    They have been doing a crafty one around here for the past few months. The local councilors are holding clinics or meetings, usually about how to scam a council house or how to use the internet. They will have party European candidates all over the posters with the promise that they will be attending the meeting. I assume it bypasses election rules when it comes to posters.

    1. Liam Deliverance

      Yes same here with regard the posters advertising meetings. These posters would be up for months advertising a meeting that has long since taken place or, for all I know, never took place at all. Is it not littering in the council area by a sitting councillor.?

  3. Jonickal

    What is the point of this attack by Gillien Brien of PBP?

    Someone has money to spend on an eleciton campaign, so what? So long as they spend within the limits of the law and fund their campaign through legal sources, what is the problem? What’s your point here Gillien?

    1. Liam Deliverance

      @Jonickal – Should it not be an even playing field with candidates getting elected based on merit and not based on the budget of their party (Also the source of these funds may need to be questioned too)?

    1. Boj

      and the longer they stay down there the better eh? doin well as we are so we are so. aren’t we?

  4. topsy

    Member of government that wrecked a nation. Gets job with Goal. A failure there just as he was previously.
    Why did he leave goal? No there’s a question.
    Now wants to put his head back in the trough.

    1. papa p

      Did you even read the two lines of text?
      You’re a poster child for the ADHD generation.

  5. Bebe

    Barry is on sabbatical from his post which he has held for two years and one month as Director General of IIEA institute of International and European Affairs based in Dublin which is a ‘think tank’ on E.U. and Int affairs. Barry took up that post five months after he departed GOAL.

    Firo cousin to Ryan Tubridy of RTÉ – his mum Catherine and Barry’s dad David (TD between 1965 – 2002) are sister and brother.

    Described as #fiannafail royalty in 2018 – see wiki for more on that

  6. Jonah

    Admittedly a few years since, but I placed advertisements on Dublin Bus, inside and outside the buses, on a number of occasions.

    There is no way a single advertisement on the side of a bus cost anything like 29,000 euro.

    It’s possible she means the Barry Andrews campaign is spending 29,000 on bus advertising, which I guess could be true, but not sure where that number would be coming from.

    Can’t help but wonder whether the motivation behind this is to get some profile so she can improve her own fundraising performance…https://www.gofundme.com/GillianBrien

  7. Rep

    If they have the money to waste on that sort of advertising, so what? I mean, has anyone ever seen an ad like that on the side of the bus and decided to vote for them based on it? Its probably aimed at the sort of people who would end up voting for him anyway.

  8. Keegan

    €29,000? Whoever you are booking with is ripping you off.

    They cost nothing near that amount. One bus is like €200

  9. Keegan

    If it was 100 buses @ €200 that is €20,000 so the above is inaccurate. Also you know it is 100 buses how exactly?

    It could be 10 buses for all you know which would be €2,000.

  10. Termagant

    It could be a thousand buses from now until the end of time in which case he’s getting a real bargain

    The point is: €29,000 is a lot of money

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