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    I see that in both votes on the Reilly no confidence motion, Denis Naughten voted with FF, SF and the motley crew of Ming, Ross, ULA, Lowry etc. Presumably any remote prospect of reconciliation with FG has now disappeared as a consequence of this as backbenchers like Feighan will see to it that he gets his just desserts for such treachery. Backing the Bruton horse in the heave was a calamitous move for him resulting in him going from Frontbencher and Cabinet contender to irrelevant independent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by enby View Post
    I see that in both votes on the Reilly no confidence motion, Denis Naughten voted with FF, SF and the motley crew of Ming, Ross, ULA, Lowry etc. Presumably any remote prospect of reconciliation with FG has now disappeared as a consequence of this as backbenchers like Feighan will see to it that he gets his just desserts for such treachery. Backing the Bruton horse in the heave was a calamitous move for him resulting in him going from Frontbencher and Cabinet contender to irrelevant independent.
    How could he vote any other way when the reason he left was due a decision by the minister for health?
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    Yes, he showed that he shared the same opinion of Reilly as most of the rest of the population and didn't sheepishly follow his former colleagues in keeping an incompetent minister in place. It would have been ridiculous for him to resign from FG after they broke a direct promise to his constituents, only to then turn around and support them.

    I'm sure the people of Roscommon won't forget him for this, nor will they forget a turncoat like Feighan.
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    At best, a lifetime like Lowry or Blaney languishing for years on the independent benches awaits him. At worst, the anti-Govt vote next time will go to FF and Ming and he'll be left stranded.

    Parish-pumpers out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by enby View Post
    I see that in both votes on the Reilly no confidence motion, Denis Naughten voted with FF, SF and the motley crew of Ming, Ross, ULA, Lowry etc. Presumably any remote prospect of reconciliation with FG has now disappeared as a consequence of this as backbenchers like Feighan will see to it that he gets his just desserts for such treachery. Backing the Bruton horse in the heave was a calamitous move for him resulting in him going from Frontbencher and Cabinet contender to irrelevant independent.

    So what? At least he can see whats going on. A blind dog with a mallet up his hole can see that Reilly is a monumental spoofer as well as a proven liar. Witness the obnoxious Shortall speaking out of both sides of her mouth,rocking the both,but not too much. Would you prefer that kind of insecerity?

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    Mr Naughton had no other choice, The letter that Reilly gave him stuffed with lies, as well as Mr Kennys spoof in Roscommon, there was only one road open for him, with friends like that. . .

    Naughton now has secured his seat in Roscommon as an Independent. Fine Gael are now considered bigger traitors than Fianna Fail ever were.

    Naughton and MING are now secure with a fight between Fianna Fail and Sinn Fein for the third seat.

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    He is his own man. More of them needed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by turdsl View Post
    Mr Naughton had no other choice, The letter that Reilly gave him stuffed with lies, as well as Mr Kennys spoof in Roscommon, there was only one road open for him, with friends like that. . .

    Naughton now has secured his seat in Roscommon as an Independent. Fine Gael are now considered bigger traitors than Fianna Fail ever were.

    Naughton and MING are now secure with a fight between Fianna Fail and Sinn Fein for the third seat.
    If I was a betting man right now, I think FF would take the last seat, given the re-draw. Roscommon has a history of treating its local services seriously when it comes to elections, so a traitor like Feighan is a liability.
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    Quote Originally Posted by enby View Post
    At best, a lifetime like Lowry or Blaney languishing for years on the independent benches awaits him. At worst, the anti-Govt vote next time will go to FF and Ming and he'll be left stranded.

    Parish-pumpers out.

    Kenny and Reilly may not last as long as some people think those are the people who lied in Roscommon

    Naughton can hold up his head,he has the support of the people of Roscommon and time on his side

    While Kenny and Reilly are reduced to compete to see which of them is the better spoofer,

    They could not get it right between the two of them as we saw last week , when Kenny said we should congratulate

    the minister for changing their minds. The minister said it was never going to happen

    What a disgraceful pair of chancers they have turned out to be.
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    A direct promise was made to the people of Roscommon. I agree with the closure but Naughton can do little else seen as he was very public in promoting this promise at election time. There is a lot to be said for promising what you know you can't deliver and being punished for it.

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