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Obama Votes

No wonder they have early voting in USA…..just watched Obama vote in Chicago (Sky News)…….and it went on for ever………that would never do in my local polling station where I am in and out in two minutes……..and that includes my traditional … Continue reading

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President Michael D Higgins

Comhghairdeas le Michal D Ó hUiginn, Uachtarán Nua-tofa na hÉireann. Congratulations to our President Elect (ninth President of Ireland) Michael D Higgins. Michael D Higgins was elected President. On balance I am glad. Clearly Sinn Féin influenced the result with … Continue reading

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The Presidential Election…All Over Except For The Counting

Apologies that I have been unable to post for a couple of days. The Presidential Election took place today against a background of animosity and uncertainty. Other websites and news outlets will report the strange events of the past couple … Continue reading

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The Presidential Election: The Opinion Polls On Last Weekend.

We are entering the final stretch of the Presidential Election Campaign. Voters go to the “real” polls on Thursday but two opinion polls for Red C and Sunday Business Post make interesting reading. I have taken the average below. Seán … Continue reading

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Michael D Higgins…….Candidate for Presidency.

Michael D Higgins, 70 year old former Labour Party TD for Galway West. A poet, author and broadcaster and a Gaelic speaker. He has been Minister for An Gaeltacht (Gaelic speaking areas) in the Irish Cabinet. Simply known as “Michael … Continue reading

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Dana Rosemary Scallon…….Candidate For Presidency.

“Dana” as she is simply known is making her second bid to become President and is the rank outsider. She was born Rosemary Brown (her professional name is Dana) and grew up in Derry. She won the Eurovision Song Contest … Continue reading

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Sean Gallagher…….Candidate For Presidency.

Surprisingly perhaps, Seán Gallagher (Independent) is at 39% in an Opinion Poll. This has surprised many, not least because it is a massive jump on previous figures. Admittedly the Poll was conducted before last week’s third Presidentia Debate and frankly … Continue reading

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Martin McGuinness…….Candidate For Presidency.

The Sinn Féin candidate, Martin McGuinness has stood down from his post as Norn Irons (Joint) Chief Minister in order to stand in the Presidential Election. It wasa surprise move an seen as “audacious” but his campaign seems to have … Continue reading

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Mary Davis…….Candidate For Presidency

Mary Davis is an Independent. And is best known as being the Chief Executive of the very honourable charity, Special Olympics Ireland. She has been basing her campaign on NOT being a politician but this has come under scrutiny because … Continue reading

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Gay Mitchell…….Candidate For Presidency.

Gay Mitchell is the Dublin based candidate representing the major Government party Fine Gael. Fine Gael traces its origins back to those who accepted the “partitionist” Treaty and have been involved in a sterile eighty years old feud with Fianna … Continue reading

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