This morning

Prominent TDs, cabinet ministers and colourful hopefuls who lost in Generel Election 2020

From top: Joan Burton (Labour), Shane Ross (Independent Alliance), Mary Mitchell O’Connor (Fine Gael), Lisa Chambers (Fianna Fail), Catherine Noone (Fine Gael, Regina Doherty (Fine Gael),, Noel Rock (Fine Gael), Kate O’Connell (Fine Gael), Ruth Coppinger (Solidarity People Before Profit) and Katherine Zappone (Independent Alliance).

Election Tracker (RTÉ)

Earlier: Derek Mooney: What Now?

Last night: Sinn When You’re Winning



56 thoughts on “In Memoriam

  1. ReproBertie

    Kate O’Connell hasn’t lost her seat yet lads. At least wait for them to eliminate her after count 8.

      1. V

        And so is her sister Mary, in Tipp

        And I suppose the one causing all the trouble on the twitter will be looking for another job as well now

  2. bisted

    …interesting tweet from Glena Lynch this morning explaining that Stephen Donnelly was forced out of the Soc Dems…any comment Broadsheet?

  3. Nullzero

    Catherine Zappone looking like Gunter Von Hagens ( German doctor who preserves dead bodies using plastic resin)

    1. Optimus Grime

      I thought it was funny when he was on the panel for the election coverage and the counts had barely begun “You’ve lost the seat Noel?” “I have yeah! Ah the constituency has changed” – It’s not me it’s them!

    1. kellma

      Katie Taylor will be devastated. Her no 1 fan and mentor no longer available to follow her around for every possible photo opp.

      1. Michael

        That was the cringiest thing I ever saw an Irish politician do. The photos were even worse, with his head floating over her shoulder in every press photo in the papers.

        1. Slightly Bemused

          I would like to second that. And with the joys and intricacies of our wonderful voting system, staying on top of everything is no easy task.

          I visited a count centre once, but it was too much like an uncontrolled bloodsport that I had to leave. Now I watch from the safety of my computer screen, and thank the electoral gods for people like you at the ‘Sheet!

  4. Truth in the News

    What will happen now with the attempt by Regina Doherty to appeal the Data
    Commissioners decision on the Public Services Card and like wise with Judicial
    Appointments and Tuam Forensic Investigation with Ross and Zappone gone

    1. 01101101 01100011

      well now that Doherty one is a subject very close to my own heart, delighted to see her unemployed but also I’m cautiously awaiting the next moves there. I’m telling ye all now, that business with the PSC vehicle is an attempt to hijack your data and not for good purpose

    2. Cian

      AFAIK it was “the Department” that appealed – not the actual minister.

      A new Minister can re-assess it and either leave the appeal as-is; or comply with the order (whatever it ended up being) and drop the appeal.

  5. Janet, I ate my avatar

    I think you should have said ” she’s a lovely looking lady I’d love the opportunity to charm” rather than WOOD, sorry would ;)

  6. millie vanilly strikes again

    FG candidate Vicki Casserly trying to make her elimination a gender issue by the looks of things.

    “a worrying trend” that so many women are being eliminated.

    Sorry, but I don’t buy that for a second. Most people have more important considerations in mind when placing a vote than whether or not the candidate has a uterus.

    1. Slightly Bemused

      Kildare North results came in, and of 4 seats, 2 are women. Kildare South, of the 4 seats being contested, it looks again like 2 will also go to women.

      I think across the country it is clear that is is more on party lines that people are getting excluded

      1. Slightly Bemused

        Ok, Fiona O’Loughlin just conceded, before the official announcement, with Cathal Berry just pipping her on transfers

  7. V

    Noone can’t have been a surprise to anyone, even herself, but what was, well to me anyway, was just how transfer toxic she was there in DBN

    Just a gist – between counts 2 to 7 she gathered 110
    whereas Ben Gilroy got nearly a thousand out of the same distributions

    I don’t think we’ve seen a transfer balance like that in the General yet
    I know tis early days – we’ll no better when everything it dotted and teed by the weekend
    And most of us are pretty wrecked to be doing any forensic analysis atm

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