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Thread: Fianna Fail selects Thomas Byrne for East

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    they must be fairly confident that he won't win, after all they'd hate another by election, even if they could push it out a year or so
    Enda Kenny on FF government: “We’re in this mess, not because Fianna Fáil policies have failed, but because they have succeeded.”

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    Thomas Byrne is an able bugger. Prior to May 07, not only was this man written off, he had'nt even been heard of prior to the election being declared!

    Well able to mix it in the media as well, very brash, very cocky but will go places. He'll give Mairead McG a fair bit of stick too about taking the Louth electorate for granted last time in 07...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ballyfermot Man View Post
    Thomas Byrne is an able bugger. Prior to May 07, not only was this man written off, he had'nt even been heard of prior to the election being declared!

    Well able to mix it in the media as well, very brash, very cocky but will go places. He'll give Mairead McG a fair bit of stick too about taking the Louth electorate for granted last time in 07...
    Hello Thomas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ballyfermot Man View Post
    Thomas Byrne is an able bugger. Prior to May 07, not only was this man written off, he had'nt even been heard of prior to the election being declared!

    Well able to mix it in the media as well, very brash, very cocky but will go places. He'll give Mairead McG a fair bit of stick too about taking the Louth electorate for granted last time in 07...
    Just cos you hadn't heard of him prior doesn't mean loads of others hadn't. The man was youtubing and what not other campaign malarkey in the year leading up to the elections in 2007.
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    Tommy reluctantly agreed after a meeting with Cowen. It was between Kirk and Byrne and Kirk refused point blank.

    If they didn't have someone in North Leinster then Liam's seat apparently was gone and it was going to be 2 FG 1 Labour. A lot of older ex-FFers were going to Nessa because of her father's name. JP and Mairead were cleaning up elsewhere. Liam was in trouble.

    But not as much trouble as North-West. There Pascal Mooney even as a single candidate has no hope. Cowen is twisting the arm of Pat the Cope. FF have told Cope's people that if he doesn't run the seat is gone. Mooney cannot take it. The seats were looking like being 1 FG, 1 SF and the last seat a two-way tussle between Harkin and FG's O'Reilly. With Pat the Cope on the ticket the last seat becomes a three-way battle.

    Their numbers apparently are shocking. Not a single European seat is safe. Crowley is the safest, but not safe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KingKane View Post
    Just cos you hadn't heard of him prior doesn't mean loads of others hadn't. The man was youtubing and what not other campaign malarkey in the year leading up to the elections in 2007.
    Oh people did hear of young thomas byrne alright.

    He was/is by all accounts a terrible solicitor.

    NY Bar! Thats a joke, he never practised there, Its all about image with thomas.

    Typical Thomas Byrne Priority 24.24.09
    I welcome the work that has been carried out by Meath County Council on the footpath outside Callan’s Shop
    here is another Gem:

    'His cousins Minister Michael Hilliard and Deputy Colm Hilliard served the Party with distinction over the generations.'
    whats that word.....

    Gombeenarchy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TommyO'Brien View Post
    Tommy reluctantly agreed after a meeting with Cowen. It was between Kirk and Byrne and Kirk refused point blank.

    If they didn't have someone in North Leinster then Liam's seat apparently was gone and it was going to be 2 FG 1 Labour. A lot of older ex-FFers were going to Nessa because of her father's name. JP and Mairead were cleaning up elsewhere. Liam was in trouble.

    But not as much trouble as North-West. There Pascal Mooney even as a single candidate has no hope. Cowen is twisting the arm of Pat the Cope. FF have told Cope's people that if he doesn't run the seat is gone. Mooney cannot take it. The seats were looking like being 1 FG, 1 SF and the last seat a two-way tussle between Harkin and FG's O'Reilly. With Pat the Cope on the ticket the last seat becomes a three-way battle.

    Their numbers apparently are shocking. Not a single European seat is safe. Crowley is the safest, but not safe.
    If 'the Cope' runs what chance Mooney would be dropped and Crowe added as sweeper for Galway?
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    Quote Originally Posted by KingKane View Post
    If 'the Cope' runs what chance Mooney would be dropped and Crowe added as sweeper for Galway?
    With nominations closing on Monday, it will be hard enough to get Pat the Cope on the ticket, let alone drop Pascal and nominate a replacement. Their campaign is in chaos. They know that if Pat the Cope declines, and he is very hestitant, the seat is gone. Cowen must be on 200 fags a day with worry at this stage!

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    I love the almost suicidal way that FF is deliberately splitting an already depleted vote with second candidates.

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