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    Default Waterford General Election Predictions

    Drennan on todays Sindo predicts:-

    2 Labour
    1 Fine Gael
    1 Fianna Fail

    As this stage I cant see that prediciton being correct, in my opinion it will be one of the following:-

    2 FG
    1 FF
    1 Lab

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    1 FF
    1 FG
    1 Lab
    1 Ind

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    any one of those predications could be the one.

    Its all to play for.

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    Will Brian O`Shea run again? If he doesnt, who will Labour select instead?

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    Brian O'Shea will do all in his power to ensure that J Halligan wont be on the ticket! He would much prefer a weak running mate so that when he retires at the elction after next the path will be clear for a member of his family to hold his seat. Someone like Conway would suit him down to the ground as she wouldnt have a chance of being elected. I reckon Seamus Ryan wont stand and then O'Shea supporters will throw their weight behind Conway. This will be done in order to keep halligan out and O'Shea safe.

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    Soprano's on the ball, as usual. Brian has his son John waiting in the wings to move into Pat O'Callaghan's Co. Co. seat in 2014 (...maybe even before that, with a co-option) and to "inherit" the "hereditary peerage" at the GE after that. An egalitarian bunch indeed!

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    The worst thing about Waterford is that theres nobody else to vote for. Even if you hate FF, many will vote for the FG/Labour idiots.

    Is the no qualifications Paudie(Senator) the loudmouth running?

    Is Gary Wyse(FF) there running too?

    I know the slumlords of waterford will vote for the two of them. They have endorsed the gravy train of Nama and rent allowances for developers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oak Tree View Post
    Drennan on todays Sindo predicts:-

    2 Labour
    1 Fine Gael
    1 Fianna Fail

    As this stage I cant see that prediciton being correct, in my opinion it will be one of the following:-

    2 FG
    1 FF
    1 Lab

    or

    1 FF
    1 FG
    1 Lab
    1 Ind
    I agree, Drennan's prediction is wrong on this one. It is clear he didn't do too much research. My guess going off the figures is that Coffey is favourite to gain an extra seat for FG.

    Making it 2FG 1LP and the last seat between FF/Ind.

    In fact I couldn't believe Drennan when he said that Coffey wouldn't go down too well in Waterford, considering he almost polled 5,000 votes at the last GE on his first time out.

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    A lot will depend on whether the by election is held before the General Election. If it is, you'd fancy whoever wins it to retain their seat - and Coffey seems to have the by-election to lose at the moment.
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    IN a bye election Coffey in prime position. Depends on who Labour run, if Halligan ran for them then I think he would have a v.good chance. Transfers in G.E. will be vital and will determine who the winners are. Coffey has a solid base of just under 5,000 1st preferences from last election to build on. What way will SF, independent Halligan transfer in a G.E. More likely to transfer to each other or to Labour than FF/FG. At the present Coffey in the driving seat though all to play for.

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    Was listening to Kenneally the other day telling us how FF may have problems holding the 2nd seat.

    Brendan, you will have problems holding any seat!

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