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Thread: Donegal SW election for 2011

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    Default Donegal SW election for 2011

    The Taoiseach has said the by-election in the Donegal South West constituency will be held in 2011, but there is no specific date at this time.

    Brian Cowen said there were no criteria within the current legislation to hold the by-election within a specific time frame.

    The seat has been vacant for more than a year, since Pat the Cope Gallagher was elected to the European Parliament.

    Speaking to Ocean FM, Brian Cowen said the by-election would happen in due course

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    Dec 31st 2011.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zuiderzee View Post
    The Taoiseach has said the by-election in the Donegal South West constituency will be held in 2011, but there is no specific date at this time.

    Brian Cowen said there were no criteria within the current legislation to hold the by-election within a specific time frame.

    The seat has been vacant for more than a year, since Pat the Cope Gallagher was elected to the European Parliament.

    Speaking to Ocean FM, Brian Cowen said the by-election would happen in due course
    Cowen's undertaking to work on his communication skills didn't last for long, did it?

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    it'll be held in 2011 along with all other constituencies ...

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    Heard on the news that FF have approached Pat "thecope"Gallagher about standing for the seat he vacated for Europe.

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    It will be part of a General Election very soon

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    Quote Originally Posted by charley View Post
    Heard on the news that FF have approached Pat "thecope"Gallagher about standing for the seat he vacated for Europe.
    Will he have secured a MEP pension by then?
    ‘The Great only appear great because we are on our knees: Let Us Rise!’ “ (James Larkin)

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    The odds on a 2012 election looks more and more likely if Pat the Cope was to run here

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    Quote Originally Posted by charley View Post
    Heard on the news that FF have approached Pat "thecope"Gallagher about standing for the seat he vacated for Europe.
    That makes a complete joke of parliamentary democracy, so FF will probably do it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ulster-Lad View Post
    Will he have secured a MEP pension by then?
    He has one from the time he came back before to take back the seat that FF lost the last time he went to Europe.

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