That Seemed To Go Well Part 2



The National Show Centre, Dublin

Scenes from the Fingal by-election count. From top: Fianna Fáil candidate Lorraine Clifford Lee: Taoiseach Leo Varadkar (centre) and Fine Gael candidate Dr James Reilly (left); Taoiseach Varadkar (second right) and Dr Reilly (far right) ; winning Green Party Candidate Joe O’Brien; Dr James Reilly.

Earlier: That Seemed To Go Well Part 1

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16 thoughts on “That Seemed To Go Well Part 2

  1. Ben Redmond

    I see dear Gemma almost got the same support as the SocDem candidate. In the general election next spring a strategic alliance between Gemma, Renua and the SocDems just might save a deposit in that constituency. Tactical voting saves deposits.

      1. NobleLocks

        I’d respond to that only any factual and correct answer describing Gemma has been met with legal responses. Crazies gonna Craze…

        1. Ron

          I love how all the daw jawed electorate laugh at those who vote 4 gemma like it’s some sort of mental illness meriting a carers allowance, and those same people vote for FF and FG and parade it like that’s a smart thing to do. FFS lol. God help ye all.

          1. Fearganainm

            Never voted for either of those parties in my life, so no Nostradamus certificate for you, little man. Stick to what you know – drooling.

          2. V

            There were substantially more 1st preferences cast against FF & FG in Fingal last Friday Ron

            I haven’t got the numbers in front of me now, but I’d say 2:1 against isn’t far off

            Btw I’m only using Fingal as you quoted a candidate from that race
            Just saying

          3. Cian

            V. The numbers are at the top of the post. FF + FG about 33% of the first preferences. Your 2:1 Is spot on.

  2. Mick

    Let’s see how G*mm* actually spins that “result”. It’ll be interesting.

    With around 1% of the total electorate, or 4% of the actual turnout in first preference votes, it’s hard to see how she can pass this off as a good result, but I’m sure she’ll try.

    Or else it’ll be how she was cheated out of it somehow.

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