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    Originally posted by Diable Rouge View Post
    Rather bizarre that pretty much the entire west coast, apart from Kerry, along with the South-East, other than Wicklow, have all been left without Cabinet representation, while Cork South Central has three Ministers, and Greystones alone has two.
    Well Michael Martin had to bring that boil on his arse Mc Grath with him from South Central, and Greystones is Dublin 4 by the sea, so vested interests must be looked after. We've hung onto Donohoe as finance in Dublin Central, as well as the leader of the opposition of course.

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      Hazel Chu has been elected Lord Mayor of Dublin - minority involvement in Irish politics remains relatively low, but all parties are making efforts to engage in that regard:

      https://adriankavanaghelections.org/...ew/#more-17486

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        Apparently John Gormley is only 60.

        Here he is in 2007 aged 47:


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          Fuck me. He looks older than my da.

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            The Government are barely behind their desks ,and it turns out that Minister for Agriculture Barry Cowan, brother of former Taoiseach Brian Cowan, has a conviction for drink driving from 2016. Michael Martin predictably is as shocked as the rest of us.

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              Meanwhile, a certain right-wing website has launched a campaign against new Children's Minister, Roderic O'Gorman, because of previous meetings with Peter Tatchell.

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                Gemma? Iona institute?

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                  Whoever it is, they're a bit late to the party. We've had a gay taoiseach and a gay minister for children for the last 3 years.

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                    Originally posted by Lang Spoon View Post
                    Gemma? Iona institute?
                    Rhymes with Tripped.

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                      Ah, I see McGuirk has a new grift.

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                        https://twitter.com/newsworthy_ie/status/1280472914308055040

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                          The Absolute state of these cunts. The state of them. These people are scum. Thick scum at that.

                          [URL="https://twitter.com/Ballymagash_T/status/1279137299725520896"]https://twitter.com/Ballymagash_T/st...37299725520896[/URL]

                          Small old men cosplaying at being sectarian gangsters. Far from the consequences of all this cuntology they were born.
                          Last edited by The Awesome Berbaslug!!!; 08-07-2020, 14:44.

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                            Looks like the best way to spot a Shinner is to check whether or not the tip of their ties finish just north of their navels.

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                              Or the swiftness of their Pavlovian response to any statement on a Border poll - the Taoiseach, correctly, ruled out supporting any such referendum for now, on the grounds of divisiveness and the absence of any current justification, but the online Shinnerbots suggested he was contravening the Good Friday Agreement, even though the criteria under which a referendum would be held clearly haven't been met yet.

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                                What are those criteria?

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                                  Basically, that there has to be a clear and demonstrable majority in favour of unity, as the NI SoS will call a poll if he/she considers such a poll will pass. Of course, the Westminster, Stormont and European elections all demonstrated that unionism no longer commands a majority, but likewise, nationalism remains on circa 40% of the vote, so for a Border poll to be held, it would have to be clear that the 15% of NI society that votes for "others" would definitely support a united Ireland.

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                                    The real criteria is that most protestants are grand with it, and that the number of people really opposed to it are really small. A 50%+1 unity vote would be a recipe for a lot of ongoing violence. The UVF and the UDA are extremely active, in their guise as local gangsters, and something really needs to be done about that first.

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                                      @DR- the numerical model on which NI was set up and which more or less endured for decades- that Unionists would always comfortably outnumer Nationalists- is now threatened, not least because the 'Others' are now even higher than you suggest,about 20% in last year's Elections even with the distortions of FPTP

                                      Theres still the difficulty of predicting how the 3 blocs will treat a 2 option referendum of course...

                                      @AB- aye, you're lookinga the same thing really.20% voting Alliance/Green means previous Unionists are less worried about the Dublin bogeyman than by the Tories shafting them

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                                        Paschal Donohue elected President of the Eurogroup.

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                                          Next time I see him in the butcher's I'll have to congratulate him.

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