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    Default Dublin councilor John Lyons resigns from PBP

    John Lyons was a real possibility of getting a seat in Dublin Bay North. In fairness JL was one of the better ones in PBP though the hardcore Trots will deny it, he was much less a hardcore Trot than say TDs Brid Smith or Gino Kelly (I'd put Richard Boy Barret as a less hardcore Trot too BTW). A great supporter of the anti water charges movement, Palestine, Save Moore St etc he stated "The difficulties I’ve had with the leadership of PBP over the future direction of the party in the Dublin Bay North area over the past six months could ultimately not be resolved,”.

    And he would be launching a “new left-wing political initiative” in the north Dublin constituency, along with other local activists, in the near future. So will he tie in with Independents4Change or what ? Quite a blow for a small party like PBP regardless.

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    Dublin Bay North results 2016, JL was in with a chance until the last count.
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    Who was Minister of Health 2014 - 2016 overseeing planning and procurement for the new Children's Hospital it's with duel contracts, no fixed pricing etc ?? Varadkar of course !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PO'Neill View Post
    John Lyons was a real possibility of getting a seat in Dublin Bay North. In fairness JL was one of the better ones in PBP though the hardcore Trots will deny it, he was much less a hardcore Trot than say TDs Brid Smith or Gino Kelly (I'd put Richard Boy Barret as a less hardcore Trot too BTW). A great supporter of the anti water charges movement, Palestine, Save Moore St etc he stated "The difficulties I’ve had with the leadership of PBP over the future direction of the party in the Dublin Bay North area over the past six months could ultimately not be resolved,”.

    And he would be launching a “new left-wing political initiative” in the north Dublin constituency, along with other local activists, in the near future. So will he tie in with Independents4Change or what ? Quite a blow for a small party like PBP regardless.

    Dublin councillor resigns from People Before Profit


    Dublin Bay North results 2016, JL was in with a chance until the last count.
    Dublin Bay North (Dáil constituency) - Wikipedia
    Another left wing splinter, in a five seater with 2 assured for the right in Haughey and Bruton and also Amadan in with a shout for a third right wing seat. Anything could happen but hard to see this doing Lyons now doing any major damage to the rest of the leftists in the field.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Northsideman View Post
    Another left wing splinter, in a five seater with 2 assured for the right in Haughey and Bruton and also Amadan in with a shout for a third right wing seat. Anything could happen but hard to see this doing Lyons now doing any major damage to the rest of the leftists in the field.
    Tommy Broughan Indos4Change has a seat but is 70 so will hardly stand again. Finian McGrath who got elected as an Independent could well get a drop from his anti establishment base. Amadan should get one, doubtful but not impossible SF to get a second seat.
    Who was Minister of Health 2014 - 2016 overseeing planning and procurement for the new Children's Hospital it's with duel contracts, no fixed pricing etc ?? Varadkar of course !!

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    Surely he is setting up an Independent run? The PBP did well on the back of water charges the last time, they don't have a similar clarion call this time at present.

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    Any setback to these communist idiots is to be welcomed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PO'Neill View Post
    Tommy Broughan Indos4Change has a seat but is 70 so will hardly stand again. Finian McGrath who got elected as an Independent could well get a drop from his anti establishment base. Amadan should get one, doubtful but not impossible SF to get a second seat.
    Not a chance SF will get a second seat, Amadan might scrape in but folk haven't forgotten that Labour back stabbed em. Would love to see McGrath getting the gate, he could take up busking in Henry St. Tommy might go again, I hope he does.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gijoe View Post
    Surely he is setting up an Independent run? The PBP did well on the back of water charges the last time, they don't have a similar clarion call this time at present.
    There are too many on the left, they are all over the shop.

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    Kieran Allen is the puppet master. He pulls all the strings behind the scene. Boyd Barrett is just a patsy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Northsideman View Post
    Not a chance SF will get a second seat, Amadan might scrape in but folk haven't forgotten that Labour back stabbed em. Would love to see McGrath getting the gate, he could take up busking in Henry St. Tommy might go again, I hope he does.
    Aodhan is running a good ground campaign and will pull in some to Broughan's old Labour votes, I'll put money on him getting elected.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Polybius View Post
    Kieran Allen is the puppet master. He pulls all the strings behind the scene. Boyd Barrett is just a patsy.
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