Category Archives: Elections

Quick interview with Simon Harris

Simon Harris is a Fine Gael Candidate for the European Parliament in Ireland South and is currently a TD for Wicklow and East Carlow.  He is the youngest member of the current Dáil at 27 years old. Simon is also … Continue reading

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Bertie’s digout to Fianna Fáil local election candidate backfires

You’d be forgiven for waking up this morning and thinking you’ve travelled back in time to the last decade. The big stories of the day are – Seanie Fitz of Anglo fame and the Irish Independent are reporting Bertie Ahern addressed … Continue reading

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Left wing anti-abortion local election candidate undone by sexist meme

Sure it could happen to any of us. You post a sexist meme to Facebook and it ends your political career before it even begins. Thomas Carty was the locally endorsed Anti Austerity Alliance candidate in Tullamore for the up … Continue reading

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Which Fine Gael local election candidate wrote a raunchy book?

Mixing sex and politics is generally a bad idea, as Patrick Nulty found out last week. Writing about sex and politics is ok though. Just ask Alan Shatter, his raunchy novel ‘Laura’ has sold over 20,000 copies. Alan Shatter is not the … Continue reading

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Phil Prendergast MEP is touting for votes on gay dating app Grindr

Phil Prendergast, Labour MEP for Ireland South, is touting for an auld scratch at the ballot box for the upcoming European elections on Grindr. What is Grindr? It is basically the most popular dating app for gay men in Ireland. … Continue reading

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Meet the local election candidate endorsed by Shane Ross.

Continuing in the series of blog posts highlighting the off the wall batshit musings of local election candidates, today I look at Deirdre O’Donovan. Deirdre is running for South Dublin Council and has been endorsed by Shane Ross – last … Continue reading

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Cllr Oliver Morgan and the curious case of the explicit video uploaded to Facebook from his account

Independent Town Cllr and local election candidate Oliver Morgan is literally the talk of the town in Dundalk again. Political loons may remember Cllr Morgan from 2010 after he was forced to step down from Fianna Fáil after he was … Continue reading

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Local election candidate issues press release of the year

Sean Tyrell an Independent candidate running in the upcoming local elections has been in the news recently because it turns out his Facebook page had more likes from Bursa in Turkey than in Ballymun where he is running. Sean’s latest … Continue reading

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No mention of Labour on Emer Costello’s posters!

Today Labour delegates at a special convention in Liberty Hall endorsed Emer Costello the former Lord Mayor of Dublin as their only candidate in Dublin for the upcoming European elections in May. Costello is a sitting MEP. She replaced Proinsias … Continue reading

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Say hello to Jan Van De Ven – The new leader of Direct Democracy Ireland

Apart from leading Gardai and the Irish judicial system on a merry dance in recent months – Ben Gilroy was also the leader of Direct Democracy Ireland. Alas, all good things must end and like Caligula he had a good … Continue reading

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