Search Results for 'Jackie Healy-Rae'

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Don’t threaten us, Enda!

“It is entirely up to the people of Carlow Kilkenny as to what they do with their votes but unless there are two seats in this constituency there may not be a senior minister position.” That’s the warning from incoming Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, in last week’s Kilkenny Advertiser. So what happened to picking the best person for the job? Surely that’s what we’re electing this government for, not to return favours to vote getters, regardless of their ability? We’ve seen enough gobshites topping the poll over the years, Bertie Ahern, Padraig Flynn, Jackie Healy-Rae immediately spring to mind, and dragging in a second or even a third candidate on their coat tails. We want the best man or woman for the job, Mr Kenny, the days of returning favours are over. If you don’t believe me ask the IMF or the ECB.

Could 2011 be Independents day?

While the flurry of autumn polls have been consistent in showing meltdown for Fianna Fáil and the election of a FG/Labour coalition, the most recent Red C poll in the Irish Sun showed a new dynamic entering the race.

Lee farce ruins chances of commoners in mayoral polls

There probably could not have been a better week for the Government to pass its laws on directly elected mayors. The idea of such a scenario has sent shivers down the spines of politicos for some time, given the fear that these seatsmay end up in the hands of what the royals might call ‘commoners’

Reshuffle reverberations

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As you sow, so shall you reap. My FF sources tell me of a significant souring mood towards Cowen’s leadership. While many loyal FF insiders could tolerate economic ruin and desperate opinion polls, the treatment of some key figures in the parliamentary party has ensured they will be bitter opponents of Cowen in future.

Reshuffle reverberations

As you sow, so shall you reap. My FF sources tell me of a significant souring mood towards Cowen’s leadership. While many loyal FF insiders could tolerate economic ruin and desperate opinion polls, the treatment of some key figures in the parliamentary party has ensured they will be bitter opponents of Cowen in future.

If you want to get ahead, get a hat (or cap)

That's a line that came from somewhere at the back of my mind last week. According to my internet search it was an advertising slogan in the UK in the 1940s, when most men still wore hats, for Dunn & Co, hatmakers. It implied that, in order to advance in life, you needed a hat to help you get on in your career.

 

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