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Fianna Fail win local elections as largest political party. Green Wave is a Green splash.

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The Greens had a small bump, hardly worth the media coverage they received. SF, on the other hand, have lost more votes under Mary Lou and their new direction than they had with Gerry Adams.
LE seats. A lot of the seats that the Greens took were in Dublin and in areas that FG thought were theirs. This could be a major problem for FG going into a GE and it may be one of the reasons why Varadkar hesitated about a snap GE. The Greens also stopped any Labour revival (much to RTE's upset with all their presenters wearing red to show their support). The SocDems also targeted the same Nice But Dim demographic that Labour had been targeting and Gannon, I think, got more votes than White/Labour in the Dublin Euro. With the return of the Greens, the number of possible Labour seats at the next GE will be lower. And the whole RedC exit poll has shown most of the media up as clueless chumps. The media, for the most part, had very bad elections.
 
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with a snap election on the cards in the next 6 weeks sinn fein must surely dump this hideous bismark
They won't, they like Fine Gael and others are blind to the truth. Fine Gael thing their popularity comes from holding populist referendums and using populist agendas such as the Greens. Sadly looking at the charts it would seem Fine Gael will be down on their last election result with Fianna Fail being the largest party. We could actually see Fianna Fail and the Greens return to the government!
 
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LE seats. A lot of the seats that the Greens took were in Dublin and in areas that FG thought were theirs. This could be a major problem for FG going into a GE and it may be one of the reasons why Varadkar hesitated about a snap GE. The Greens also stopped any Labour revival (much to RTE's upset with all their presenters wearing red to show their support). The SocDems also targeted the same Nice But Dim demographic that Labour had been targeting and Gannon, I think, got more votes than White/Labour in the Dublin Euro. With the return of the Greens, the number of possible Labour seats at the next GE will be lower. And the whole RedC exit poll has shown most of the media up as clueless chumps. The media, for the most part, had very bad elections.
I think the Green bump came mostly from students.

This election gave us 3 elections rolled into 1, so it was probably worthwhile for people to make the effort. However, when it comes to a General election will we see the same turnout, especially from students?

either way, it does highlight that the next government will likely be a super coalition.
 

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They won't, they like Fine Gael and others are blind to the truth. Fine Gael thing their popularity comes from holding populist referendums and using populist agendas such as the Greens. Sadly looking at the charts it would seem Fine Gael will be down on their last election result with Fianna Fail being the largest party. We could actually see Fianna Fail and the Greens return to the government!
or fianna fail in govt and leo giving confidence and supply :sisigay:

 

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LE seats. A lot of the seats that the Greens took were in Dublin and in areas that FG thought were theirs. This could be a major problem for FG going into a GE and it may be one of the reasons why Varadkar hesitated about a snap GE. The Greens also stopped any Labour revival (much to RTE's upset with all their presenters wearing red to show their support). The SocDems also targeted the same Nice But Dim demographic that Labour had been targeting and Gannon, I think, got more votes than White/Labour in the Dublin Euro. With the return of the Greens, the number of possible Labour seats at the next GE will be lower. And the whole RedC exit poll has shown most of the media up as clueless chumps. The media, for the most part, had very bad elections.
FG gained seats in Dublin.

They had 29 last time.



Final party count for 4 Dublin councils: FG 36, FF 34, SF 18, Lab 22, Sol/PBP 8, SD 9, Green 25, Ind 29, I4C 2
 

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Sf lost half their council seats and probably 2 MEP's ...why is mary lou not resigning ?
What difference does it make to you who the leader of SF is?
You'll spend your time attacking him/her no matter who it is.
 

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The Greens had a small bump, hardly worth the media coverage they received. SF, on the other hand, have lost more votes under Mary Lou and their new direction than they had with Gerry Adams.
What difference does it make?
Most here claim the party is ran by 'shadowy figures in West Belfast'....
 

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FG gained seats in Dublin.

They had 29 last time.
They needed to overtake FF as the largest local government party. The Greens took seats that could have been FG seats. That's the problem (fragmentation of the Middle Class vote) for Varadkar and FG.
 
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