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Unread 15-05-2007, 15:35
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Post [news item about cork] : General Election 2007

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Poll: FG marginally behind FF in Cork South West
Fianna Fáil is to make a last desperate effort to hold its second seat in Cork South West after a party poll showed it was just a few hundred votes behind Fine Gael, according to the Evening Echo.
Read the full news article on BreakingNews.ie website ===> here
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Unread 15-05-2007, 19:06
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I really hope Fianna Fail dont get it in this time.
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Unread 15-05-2007, 19:37
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i hope bertie stays.

like its him or enda kenny like?

bertie is your only man!
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Unread 15-05-2007, 22:03
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Post [news item about cork] : Poll: FF marginally behind FG in Cork South West

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Poll: FF marginally behind FG in Cork South West
Fianna Fáil is to make a last desperate effort to hold its second seat in Cork South West after a party poll showed it was just a few hundred votes behind Fine Gael, according to the Evening Echo.
Read the full news article on BreakingNews.ie website ===> here
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Unread 22-05-2007, 18:40
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Post [news item about cork] : Kenny in Cork for final blitz

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Fine Gael leader Enda Kenny is targeting Cork today for one final general election campaigning blitz.
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Unread 22-05-2007, 19:31
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suck my cock enda!

im on the bertie team
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Unread 23-05-2007, 14:10
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im on the enda team coz he looks like a thunderbird
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Unread 24-05-2007, 20:24
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Post [news item about cork] : Cork candidates in last-minute blitz

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Corkonians go to the polls today in what is expected to be one of the tightest general elections in years.
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Unread 25-05-2007, 09:14
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right so we all voted? be interested to see if anybody not at home was able too. i know the polish and english can go to their embasseys and vote in their own elections. anything like that for Pablo, Faith, and whoever else is out of country?
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Unread 25-05-2007, 09:21
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Ireland doesn't have a program for that, i.e. oversees voting.
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Overseas voters

If you are an Irish citizen living abroad you cannot be entered on the Register of electors. This means that you cannot vote in an election or referendum here in Ireland. (The only exception to this is in the case of Irish officials on duty abroad (and their spouses) who may register on the postal voters list).
Info on registering to vote is at http://www.citizensinformation.ie/ca...tering-to-vote

Also they struck me off the register last year, they had sent me a letter saying, reply to this in 10 days or you are off. They had noticed that I wasn't really living in Ireland (probably from income tax returns and the likes), so they removed me for not being a resident of Ireland.

Anyone have a statistic for voter turnout ?
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Unread 25-05-2007, 09:54
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http://www.rte.ie/news/2007/0525/election.html

All indications are that there has been a higher voter turnout in this year's General Election than the 63% in 2002.

i reckon some students made an effort this year. not that they should have to. make it easier for people to vote, a saturday after exams etc, so we will end up with a government that the vast majority want.

just looking at a poll for "should ireland keep manual counting?", the following was an answer, what everybody think?

NEGATIVE. AFTER ALL, VOTE COUNTERS ONLY HAVE SO MANY FINGERS!
Manual vote counting is the epitome of antiquity. Its use in 21st century Ireland just proves the country can have modern flash toys alongside a 19th century infrastructure.

Manual vote counting goes along with polluted water supplies, decaying school classrooms, a rail system where trains refuse to run if there are too many leaves on the tracks and 2+ year waiting times for young people to be assessed for behavioural abnormalities.

Sure you can get Nintendo, Gameboy and the "07" Honda Coupe in less than 4-hours. Heck you don't even have to wait 10 minutes for a pint of Guinness to be pulled. It's so bloody cold it comes out of the tap with the same velocity as it flows from a punter's over stretched bladder.

It's the same old thing. Ireland has a 200-year old culture when it comes to things, which don't bring that instant rush of pleasure. But when it comes to the "feel good" factor it's full speed ahead. Don't kid yourselves gang. That's exactly the way the politicians want it.

It's the control mechanism!
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Unread 25-05-2007, 15:42
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Post [news item about cork] : McGrath set to win seat in South Central

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McGrath set to win seat in South Central
Fianna Fáil’s Michael McGrath is set to be the success story of the election in Cork South Central.
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Unread 25-05-2007, 23:08
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Post [news item about cork] : FG claim two seats in Cork South West

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Fine Gael have upset Fianna Fáil by claiming two seats in the Cork South West constituency on the final count.
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Unread 27-05-2007, 19:13
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I'm back in the country, so I voted as usual!
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Unread 27-05-2007, 19:51
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it doesn't matter who ya vote for, the government will still get in. and there is no dfference between enda and bertie that i could see. or anyone else in power. you think if enda kenny was in charge now there would be a team of scienctists in galway first thing tomorrow cleaning the water, or a new plan for new public transport system in place by the end of the week so traffic jams would be gone within the year. don't think so.
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