Irish Politics


#3292

Media have decided they don’t like Freeman or her loan sources. Cheerio.


#3293

Could say the same for any candidate associated with murderous dictators in the Vatican.


#3294

You would probably have to go back to the Borgias to back that one up!

In any event Higgins’ heroes in the Castro Gang managed to murder twice as many people in ten years than the Inquisition killed in 600 years. But do carry on ….

Higgins and O Riada remind me a bit of the absurd characters invented by Steven Van Zandt who worked in Norwegian social services in Lilyhammer :grinning:


#3295

Who killed Hyman Roth?


#3296

Wait, Hyman Roth is dead?


#3297

Yeah. But I didn’t ask who gave the order, because it had nothing to do with business.


#3298

Money for a Presidential campaign? Are all the Stickies forged fivers and dodgy dollars gone?


#3299

I’ll fight the pair of yis for first place in the q.


#3300

Louth TD Peter Fitzpatrick has resigned as a member of Fine Gael.

Fitzpatrick said his decision was based on a lack of support from the party.

"Unfortunately over the past 15 months I have not been given the same support from Fine Gael as I had given them.

“My views were not always listened to and I felt isolated within the party itself.”


#3301

He didn’t like the outcome of the Repeal the 8th!!!


#3302

That plus Martin Sludden would be too much for any man to take!


#3303

Drama queen


#3304

Ah stop. @Iomaint is as sound as a trout!


#3305

Can you microwave a trout?


#3312

Tumbles, didn’t reply to my last reply, or you were wrong and want to move on.

I would hazard a guess to what party you are. or not


#3313

Reply to your point about McDonald and O Riada?

Fact is that O Riada only joined SF shortly before she ran in Euro elections and McDonald in 2003.

Which would be fine if they were both young ones who had been unable to put their shoulder to the wheel when being a republican actually brought with it some danger. They both happen to be in their early 50s so obviously decided for various reasons only to join when it was safe and a good career move.

As Ernie O’Malley once said “It is easy to sleep on another man’s wound.” Or hunger strike, or prison sentence or whatever. Lots of people died so that certain people could have comfortable lives as career politicians. Ce la vie. Just don’t pretend that it had anything to wo with what it was all supposed to be about.


#3314

I see your point now, but don’t think its relevant in this case sure most of the dail are career politicians, some 2 or 3 generations of career politicians. I am trying to figure you out that’s all.

I am also a fan of O Malley, a man who is not commonly known as others from that period and after. Another mans would gets pulled out from time to time.


#3315

I think it was rocco lampone


#3316

Well, electoral politics does attract a certain type for sure.

Not many, however, are coming from background where their party - if not themselves as in above cases - were involved in armed conflict that cost thousands of lives, and many more severely disrupted lives.

O Riada is not even advertising fact she is SF on her posters “for a New Ireland” in soft pastel shades who give little or no indication as to what it was all about. Sad really given all that happened.


#3317

Should she have worn her balaclava and beret.