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    Default DSW - Dangerzone for Poll Toppers - Is Rabitte next?

    listening to pat this week had me thinking of the amazing history in Dublin South West of Poll topping Td's.....

    1992 - talyor topped and retired in 1997, his running mate walsh, failed to hold a seat.....

    1997 - Hayes topped the poll and lost the seat in 2002

    2002 - Crowe topped the poll and lost the seat in 2007

    2007 - Lenihan tops poll and lost the seat in 2011

    2011 - Rabitte tops the poll - will he be the latest in this line or retire?, and if he retires, Maloney will probably not hold a seat either........

    So......will this LAbour slide continue and with a total wipeout on the cards?, will Rabitte retire or continue the tradition and loose his seat? or will DSW buck the trend and keep FF in the Doldrums? roll on election 2016!
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    Quote Originally Posted by drjimryan2 View Post
    listening to pat this week had me thinking of the amazing history in Dublin South West of Poll topping Td's.....

    1992 - talyor topped and retired in 1997, his running mate walsh, failed to hold a seat.....

    1997 - Hayes topped the poll and went on to loose in 2002

    2002 - Crowe topped the poll and lost the seat in 2007

    2007 - Lenihan tops poll and looses seat in 2011

    2011 - Rabitte tops the poll - will he be the latest in this line or retire?, and if he retires, Maloney will probably not hold a seat either........

    So......will this LAbour slide continue and with a total wipeout on the cards?, will Rabitte retire or continue the tradition and loose his seat? or will DSW buck the trend and keep FF in the Doldrums? roll on election 2016!
    Eh....did Lenihan not retain his seat?

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    If Labour had stayed out of government, FG would have had to take FF into coalition and Labour would be odds on favourite to lead the next government and a new left-right divide would have emerged. Instead, they are going to the abattoir.
    Boycott the "Irish" Sun rag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bren Boru View Post
    Eh....did Lenihan not retain his seat?
    Wee Conor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ruserious View Post
    If Labour had stayed out of government, FG would have had to take FF into coalition
    No they wouldn't. There were other options available.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flavirostris View Post
    No they wouldn't. There were other options available.
    Sinn Féin- ruled out.
    ULA- Not in a million years.
    Independents- country was sick of independent ragbags holding the balance of power. Hense Labour
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    Labour are a disgrace to humanity. They believe in nothing, only power.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ruserious View Post
    If Labour had stayed out of government, FG would have had to take FF into coalition and Labour would be odds on favourite to lead the next government and a new left-right divide would have emerged. Instead, they are going to the abattoir.
    Well said.
    Somebody grab the script!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ruserious View Post
    Sinn Féin- ruled out.
    ULA- Not in a million years.
    Independents- country was sick of independent ragbags holding the balance of power. Hense Labour
    I reckon they would have went with independents. The country would have stomached that better than Fianna Fáil, which I think was an absolute non starter. Stephen Donnelly and a few others would have been offered the chance to join, may not have been a bad thing.
    Somebody grab the script!

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    Interesting theory.

    I reckon that it will not bother plump bunny.

    By the time of the next general election he will be looking at his pension.

    In fact he will be as well sorted as Pat Carey was, after the last General Election.

    The irony of all of that.
    Coveney's ambition is the be Ireland's next EU Commissar and Ireland will pay a price as he builds his CV to position himself sufficiently loyal to the nEU empire.

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