First To The Pole


This afternoon.

Rathmines, Dublin 6.

A poster for People Before Profit candidate Brigid Purcell in the upcoming Dublin Bay South by-Election announced for Thursday, July 8

The Dáil had earlier moved the writ confirming the date of the election triggered when Fine Gael TD Eoghan Murphy resigned as a TD in April.



This afternoon.

Kildare Street, Dublin 2.

Labour candidate Ivana Bacik brings her posters to Leinster House…

…as does Social Democrats candidate Sarah Durcan (above).


This afternoon.

Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2.

Fine Gael Councillor and Dublin Bay South bye-election candidate, James Geoghegan (centre), with Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe, TD, and Dublin MEP Frances Fitzgerald, take part in a media ‘doorstep’.

Dublin Bay South by-election confirmed for 8 July (RTÉ)



9 thoughts on “First To The Pole

  1. goldenbrown

    sorry Brigid, glad to see you got to stand at least

    but there’s just too many well heeled turkeys and they won’t be voting for xmas

  2. Liam

    how many times has Bacik failed to be elected as a TD or MEP now?

    I’ve nothing against her, but I assume if Labour felt they had any shot at the seat, they’d have picked a different candidate.

    1. Lilly

      What’s in it for Bacik? She must think she has a shot at it. She looks quite like Mary McAleese.

  3. wasntmeguard

    i absolutely loathe these posters everywhere. Id rather look at the lamp post that needs a lick of paint than hundreds of these pointless posters.

  4. Bitnboxy

    James Geoghegan’s crowd plastering Sandymount ATM. The Shinners out on Strand Road hoovering up lampposts. We should have dedicated spaces for this crap not every pole in DBS.

  5. D-troll

    the only pictures of james geoghean i have seen always have pascal in the photo with the latter looking like they are doing all the talking.

    reminds me of the law library when the master did all the flamboyant talking to solicitors and clients while devils (apprentices) just stood there awkwardly afraid to say anything in case they are wrong.

  6. Ragamuffin

    It’s interesting how the order of parties is reported in the media. In terms of seats in the Dail it should be: FF 37, SF 37, FG 34, GP 12, SD 6, L 6, PBP 5.

    But Irish Times give order of candidates as: FG, FF, L, GP, SF, SD, PBP. [Labour before GP, who are actually in gov. & have twice as many seat
    Journal oFG, FF, GP, L, SF, PBP, SD. [Labour before SF, who have 6 times as many seats].

    RTE: Ivana Bacik (Lab) Lynn Boylan (SF) James Geoghan (FG) Deirdre Conroy (FF) Sarah Durcan (SD) Mairéad Tóibín (Aontú) Bridgit Purcell (PBP) Claire Byrne (GP). [Labour before…everyone! Also, Aontu before GP & PBP]

    Irish Examiner: FG, FF, GP, L, SF, SD, PBP.

    1. italia'90

      Did you happen to notice the rare coincidence
      of a picture taken of our political masters taken
      outside the front of the headquarters of our
      corporate masters?
      This consultancy firm were so good and blemish free,
      they had to rebrand from Arthur Andersen.

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