Never Mind The Ballots

Double Crossed: IT’S not like Dick Roche to second guess a member of the public trying to have their say.


Dan Boyle might be an outsider for a seat in Cork South-Central but he’ll take some stopping in the battle to write this campaign’s longest sentence.


Suppose Dan’s most notable contributions in recent times have been distilled into 140 characters. Away from Twitter and with all restrictions lifted, the Green Party candidate manages an impressive 110 words on his campaign flyer. No, we don’t expect you to read it.


An unlikely endorsement of Fianna Fáil’s time in power probably won’t be finding its way into any of Micheál Martin’s party political broadcasts. THE people behind — a website devoted to the Sligo/North Leitrim constituency - conducted a vox pop in Sligo town. One respondent matter-of-factly announced “I’m an anarchist myself“, before launching into a well-reasoned defence of the outgoing government: “We believe in the theory of chaos and the complete destruction of society as it stands and the only one in this country that adheres to my policies is Fianna Fáil because they have the country half destroyed. And if they get back for another term they will totally destroy it.”

Don’t worry lads, every vote counts. Listen here:


DUBLIN North East candidate Eamonn Blaney is one of 20 independents running under the banner New Vision. Ironic, then, that one of his Mr Blaney’s posters was deemed to be obscuring some motorists’ have obscured the vision for some Dublin motorists. A photographer taking who takes pictures of election posters pointed this out to Mr Blaney via email and Twitter: @EamonnBlaney U have illegal and dangerous poster at Raheny crossroads, blocking the traffic light filter. Please remove.

The response wasn’t so visionary as you might expect: @irlpol so, as well as taking photos of the parties you support, you are also a legal expert? Get a life. 10-feb17_blaney


We don’t know who’ll be first against the wall when Ned O’Keeffe’s predicted military coup comes to pass, but when everything settles down the lads in charge will be wearing Charvet — and leafing through old copies of the Sunday Indo.

“So what if Charlie liked nice women and a few extra nice shirts? He was the best leader we ever had.”


ACCORDING to the new Tweet tracker tool developed by, it’s not quite John Gormley’s policies that have captured the imagination of the Tweeting public.


Dublin North East Socialist Party candidate Brian Greene has annoyed some of his followers by constantly telling them the music he is listening to. Yesterday, however, he happened on a soundtrack for the times.

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