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    Default Fermoy Town Council elections 2009

    Anyone else here have any interest in the circus that is Fermoy Town Council?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Dude View Post
    Anyone else here have any interest in the circus that is Fermoy Town Council?
    yes ,how will labour and tadgh odonovan do ,whats happening with the shopping development?

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    What chance do you give Fianna Fail gaining a seat in 2009?

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    Not knowing a huge amount about Fermoy politics, what happened to cause so many Independents to get elected last time out? As I understand it, FF and FG have one seat between them on the town council, yet hold all the seats in the corresponding County Council LEA.

    Also, the PDs took a seat their last time out, has their councillor anounced his intentions, either in terms of which party he may run for or whether he will stand again at all?
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Dude View Post
    Anyone else here have any interest in the circus that is Fermoy Town Council?
    Circus is the right word for it - it should be abolished and any previous clowns retire their boots and red-noses, especially Hussey!

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    The PD said he will run independent. As for Tadhg and Labour, I would imagine his seat is safe. The strong contenders this year seem to be from FG, where Pat O'Driscoll, former president of Young FG is running. It wil be interesting to see how the Green candidate does. At 19 he's the party's youngest candidate in the country for the local elections. He seems strong enough, speaks well and says all the right things when it comes to the town. I'd say his youth and the fact that he's a green could work against him.
    Still, about 100 first preferences are enough to get onto FTC....

    EDIT: Oh and Locke, FF and FG split the 4 seats in the LEA, but FG will suffer because one of their cllrs isn't running again, he's quite popular too.

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    Is that Hanley, Dude?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Podolski View Post
    Is that Hanley, Dude?
    The PD? Nope - it's Peter Merrigan. Hanley's an independent.

    A quick look at the FTC website shows 5 Independents, 1 FG (Aileen Pyne, also a County Cllr), 1 Labour (Tadhg O'Donovan, current Mayor), 1 SF (Seamus Coleman) and 1 PD but soon to be independent.

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    Adam Douglas for the Green will do very well. He is one of the youngest candidates in the country but is intelligent, articulate and very clued in. He is canvassing very well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Collins View Post
    Adam Douglas for the Green will do very well. He is one of the youngest candidates in the country but is intelligent, articulate and very clued in. He is canvassing very well.
    When you say, "he is cavassing very well", -what do you mean?

    From his photo in the local papers here in East Cork, he looks like he's just had his Confirmation. Talk about a baby faced.

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