Changeable Climate


Last night at the RDS Count Centre, from top: Ciaran Cuffe, Frances Fitzgerald with Eoghan Murphy (left) and Kate O’Connell; Mary Lou McDonald (centre) and Lynn Boylan; Taoiseach Leo Varadkar

Count centres around the country stayed working well into the early hours and are due to open around now.

While none of the country’s 13 MEPs have been so far elected, the Green Party’s Ciaran Cuffe is on course to be the first to cross the line.

Greens set to take first Dublin MEP seat as election counts resume (RTÉ)

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17 thoughts on “Changeable Climate

  1. baz

    so, virtue signalling has extended to the ballot box but more so in responding to pollsters.

  2. Dr.Fart MD

    how the hell did Fitzgerald do so well? Do people not know what she did? or do they just not care? I think the classic model of ‘the stupid paddy’ rings true around election times.

    1. Holden MaGroin

      Dr. Fart I know there were some non-existent emails that were then found and then a phone that was wiped and redistributed. But was there anything more than that ever found? She read an email saying that the Garda legal team and McCabes legal team were at odds with each other. Doesn’t seem like a red flag.

      1. rotide

        You seen to forget she’s a member of Fine Gael which multiplies any offence by 100 in this parish

        1. Holden MaGroin

          I think it doesn’t look very good but I said to a friend “what are people thinking?” and he said that she was found innocent. Which I admit I had forgotten and when I looked up what she was accused of doing it seems that she read an email. Plus the comms that were initially said not to have happened and were then found. Was there something damning in those emails?

      2. realPolithicks

        “She had to resign because she misrepresented the extent of her knowledge about what went on in 2015, she was slow in answering legitimate questions, her briefing to the Taoiseach saw him mislead the Dáil, and her department failed to discover important documents to the Disclosures Tribunal.”

        Thats a quote from an artice by Mick Clifford in the Irish Examiner who I think in fairness knows a bit more about this issue than we do.

      1. Vanessa the Holy Face of Frilly Keane

        I warned ye to prepare yerselves for a strong FG vote in Dublin

        Also warned ye that She’d be a lot closer to Cuffe in the count than that exit

        Which btw
        Provided RTÉ nearly 50 hours of content across all their platforms over the weekend
        And the whole thing was flakey
        At best
        Like how could you be that far off with a yes / no collation FFS

  3. George

    The commentary was largely accurate. He still unexpectedly topped the poll and the Green’s have done much better than expected. There is nothing of substance in the commentary that doesn’t still apply.

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