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    Default Mayo Local Elections

    Who will be the big winners and losers in 2009?

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    How does it look for SF out there?

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    Hard to know, a few old boys returning to the field in both town and county areas.

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    Will Beverly flex her muscle to upstage Calleary?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peterdee View Post
    Who will be the big winners and losers in 2009?
    I think F.G. will still retain control of the Co Co but make only one gain, or none. F.G. will definitley gain a seat in Ballina UDC, they have a very good team. Sinn Fein will increase their vote but not enough to gain anything extra in the Co Co. FF will hold most of their seats, maybe losing only one because of most of their candidates running individual campaigns and many also, to be fair, are respected in their own right as individuals, i.e. a personal and not a party vote. A surprise result might be the election of young Moffatt for Labour, he could get the dissaffected FF vote and the fact that his Uncle was former Junior Minister, and there are other doctors in that family with a huge Medical card practise, a long shot I know but I think he will give Dr Mickey Loftus's son, (Dr Mickey being a former G.A.A. president), a good run for his money to take a seat for Crossmolina in the Ballina electoral area, a seat they lost the last time out.
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    How does it look for SF out there?

    Ballina town councillor Peter Clarke has resigned fron Sinn Fein and is running as an independent.

    In an interview with Mid-West he was very crtiical of the party.

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    There will be damn all change its 75% them are the same old face ,unless Frankeen Durkan gets in and stirs it up a bit.
    A champion of the people emerges with the age-old and appealing promise of "something for nothing" - to be financed through every-increasing taxes. Supply and demand are thrown out of gear - the overhead goes up; the effective use of human energy goes down; the standard of living is lowered because money cannot buy wealth that is not produced.

    WEAVER, HENRY GRADY,

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    Yes the maggot is back. Suppose he has a lot of time on his hands now with no property selling.

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    I think the Greens will get their first representative in the area with Fergus McAllister, Westport TC

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    Claremorris will be an interesting battle. Six seats in a sizeable area, including three good-sized towns, and seven sitting councillors and two former councillors looking for seats. FG will probably take three (Cribben, O'Brien and Connolly or Burke), FF probably two (Ryan and one of the Claremorris trio), and one for Harry Walsh or Richard Finn, might be pushing it for both to win.

    FG could gain a second seat in Belmullet, but making gains elsewhere will be difficult. FF might have a job taking additional seats, tide is probably out for them. Can't see others making much impact bar in Castlebar (Kilcoyne and Durcan in the hunt, Barrett trying to defend Mee's old seat), and Westport maybe. SF to retain Murray's seat and nothing else.

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