‘Perfectly Qualified’

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This morning.

Earlier…

This morning.

National Convention Centre, Dublin.

From top: Green Party leader Eamon Ryan, Fine Gael leader Leo Varadkar and Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin arrive.

Owing to social distancing protocols, the Dáil is sitting at the Convention Centre , to elect a new taoiseach, who is expected to be Micheal Martin, who will then form a government between Fianna Fail , Fine Gael  and the Green Party.

Watch here

Earlier: Oh No

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31 thoughts on “‘Perfectly Qualified’

  1. Pee Pee

    Half of Fine Fails elected representatives advocated for a No vote in the most recent referendum. Shame on the Green Party for enabling them to enter government two years later. Never mind bringing the Blueshirts back to government.

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    1. newsjustin

      33% of those who voted, voted No in that referendum. Members of all political parties voted No. It would be bizarre if some members of this Dáil and members of this Government hadn’t.

      Are you advocating for some kind of Cultural Revolution?

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    2. Vanessanelle

      The majority of FF TDs that got returned in February
      Were solid loud and gaudily Vote Nos

      And if anyone doesn’t think our Repealed decision isn’t at risk
      Look at the FF negotiation team
      Ann Rabbitte
      Jack Chambers
      Michael McGrath
      Dara Callery
      Now potentially all Members of the next Cabinet
      And so is Mary Butler

      Nothing is safe

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  2. Kate

    I’m going to wish Mr Martin well –he is going to need it- what with recession and pandemic.
    Bye , bye FF; bye , bye FG.

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    1. Harry Robertson

      Never going to happen, FF crashed the economy people said bye bye FF. FG implemented austerity to such a degree it was crippling, people said bye bye FG. Both returned the same (granted not exact) vote as Sinn Fein. The same Sinn Fein who back populist nonsense and wouldn’t have a hope of implementing half of what they say.

      Whether we like it or not, they are here to stay.

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      1. Kate

        Yes, I hear you Harry but FF weren’t forgiven at the GE some months ago for crashing the economy. Michael got 93 votes today; 63 against ; 4 abstained. Division for sure.

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      2. GiggidyGoo

        What is your definition of “populist” Harry? (Before you answer, have a good read of FF FG election manifestos)
        FF FG are here to stay. Not in the numbers of TDs currently, but they are in a downward spiral. Same way as Labour.
        By the way – both returned a lesser number of votes each than SF. That is the truth isn’t it?

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  3. TheFerg

    Yet again….
    A man with less than one year’s experience, as a school teacher, is elected Taoiseach.
    I know there’s a lot of Leo haters here, but when the $H1t hit the fan remember that we had a qualified MD at the helm. Right man, right time, right place.
    Now we have someone, yet again, who is completely unqualified to lead a government.

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      1. Vanessanelle

        And now Minister for Education
        Her late Dad’s habit of resting bank drafts around house must have made her a natural choice

        The Foley’s and the Martin’s have a lot in common

        Our new Taoiseach’s Teacher’s inferiority complex his making his decisions for him
        Barry Cowen
        Darragh O’Brien
        FFS
        Worse than useless

        Leo has stitched him up goodo

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  4. GiggidyGoo

    Michael D hadn’t even a smile on his face when he left the seals of office on the desk and retreated away, leaving Michilín to come over and collect them. Political distancing more than Social distancing by the looks of it. Not even a smile for the new BOGOF Taoiseach.

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    1. Harry Robertson

      More Sinn Fein spin. All the usual pleasantries were present. Micheal Martin couldn’t bring his family to the convention centre but Mary Lou could bring Michelle O’Neill… a politician elected in another jurisdiction.

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      1. GiggidyGoo

        Not on the video clip I saw. Clinical giving of the seals. No pleasantries from what I saw. Videos don’t spin.

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  5. Don't mind me

    Stephen Donnelly is going to be Minister for Health.

    I’d just like to offer Stephen a considerable advance for the rights to his upcoming book, “It was like this when I got there.”

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  6. GiggidyGoo

    Newly created ministry for Harris. Minister for Higher Education – a college dropout?
    Nothing for Yoghan
    Nothing for Proper Charlie

    Catherine Martin will need an extra long business card. Like the Mayor of Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch in Wales

    I do have high hopes for Helen McEntee though.

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      1. GiggidyGoo

        Giggidy is very happy.
        The main opposition is now clearly defined. No more will we have the FF and FG pretence.
        Micheal Martin finally put the penultimate nail in FFs coffin. If only Jack Lynch were alive to witness it….
        . And FG has been sold out by Varadkar- Coveney’s lump-in-throat emission of the word ‘Tá’ didnt hide the shame of being forced by Varadkar and Co. to sell his soul. If only his daddy could see him.

        It is with great pleasure that Rob_G is now a fully-fledged FFG-er. There’ll be dancing at the crossroads- – sorry- ballet in the park to celebrate.

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  7. Truth in the News

    Ryan spoofed that Martin was perfectly qualified at what, were not Martin and Ryan
    members of the Cabinet that from 2007 to 2011 that presided over the wrecking of
    the Irish Economy how many Billions have been sucked out of the pockets of the
    Irish people due to their incompetence:

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  8. theo kretschmar schuldorff

    Surprised Neasa didn’t get a Green ministry.
    Punishment for speaking against the PfG? or keeping her for the inevitable re-shuffle in Dec 2022?

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  9. One username please

    I was wrong when I believed that the Healy-Rae Party were still the most corrupt, stupid and self-serving bastions of Oirish society, oblivious to anything outside their own bubble.

    3 new entrants have entered the arena, in a bigger bubble

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    1. Vanessanelle

      I’m in two minds about it meself
      But I’m going to stick with the positive one

      Fair play to Leo Varadkar

      If that appointment doesn’t signal that days of oul’ fellas thinking they’re the only ones capable of Senior Appointments, simply because they’re male and over 50 – well 60 anyway and are one of the boys

      Then nothing is

      Hope she proves Leo
      And the rest of us
      right

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