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    How is she anti-vax? Googling her just brings up a load of Twitter pollution.

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    She claims not to be, but then all anti-vax people claim not to be. But she see it as her journalistic duty to 'ask questions' because some people have felt unwell after receiving vaccinations. One of the anti-vax groups, Regret I think they're called have endorsed her as well.

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    Human turd Sean Gallagher is seeking a nomination.

    7 more years of Miggeldy please

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    Can't remember a field for any election this rancid. Hopefully Michael D romps home.

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    What is with all of these Dragons Den guys? - https://www.rte.ie/news/politics/201...tial-election/

    Is this some kind of elaborate publicity stunt for a new series?

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    Hm. I wonder how many voters will struggle to resist the urge to write and for that reason I'm out on their ballots?
    Hello, hello? What's going on? What's all this shouting, we'll have no trouble here!
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    Gemma reckons the state killed Veronica Guerin. https://twitter.com/newsworthy_ie/st...87828484243456

    Same thread has the head of Regret whining about HSE criticism and Gemma blaming Big Pharma.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr A View Post
    Gemma reckons the state killed Veronica Guerin. https://twitter.com/newsworthy_ie/st...87828484243456
    Jesus wept.

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    If you go through her Twitter feed you'll find nods to that kind of stuff, like the "Gavin Duffy is a freemason!" story. She isn't a serious candidate.

    Indeed, this isn't a serious contest until Sinn Fein announce their candidate.

    Edit: to emphasize that, this is all getting a little stupid now: https://www.irishtimes.com/news/poli...-run-1.3613162
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eminence Grise View Post
    Hm. I wonder how many voters will struggle to resist the urge to write and for that reason I'm out on their ballots?
    Apparently Duffy has offered Higgins 1.2m...................





    ...................for 40% of the Presidency.
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    Meath have nominated Duffy

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    Cork go for Freeman. I imagine her and Duffy will get nominated. Gallagher too. Not sure about anyone else.
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    Senator Joan Freeman thinks Knock cured her eczema: https://twitter.com/newsworthy_ie/st...45313824182272

    Kevin Sharkey wants the death penalty for those who hurt the elderly: https://www.irishtimes.com/news/poli...ople-1.3619714

    There was a Primetime report last night that featured a few talking heads discussing how risible this calibre of candidate is, and I tend to agree. For every person arguing that an election for this post has merit, there is a would-be candidate either making a fool of themselves or suggesting a ridiculous policy they would have no power to enact anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NeverFeltBetter View Post
    Kevin Sharkey wants the death penalty for those who hurt the elderly: https://www.irishtimes.com/news/poli...ople-1.3619714
    This stuff annoys me - for candidates to either be so completely ignorant of the law of the country (and indeed EU), or else just spewing utterly populist rubbish.

    I agree - the quality of candidate is poor - I don't think many fancy challenging Higgins, so the people we are getting are just happy with the publicity that accompanies a campaign, or even the rumour of a campaign.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pineapple stu
    No - in the eyes of the people.

    There was a referendum in 2015 to reduce the age to 21, which was resoundingly defeated. So you cannot now suggest this is stubbornness on the part of the State
    Yes I can and Yes I have. The State invented the rule and treasures it greatly. I voted No in that referendum. I just never understood why the age restriction was necessary. That's not to say a 34yo should be given the job. My view is if you're old enough to vote, you're old enough to run for office. Then the public should get to decide whether or not you're up to the task, as in any other election.

    The current health minister is not yet 35 yo, yet he was entrusted with the responsibility of one of the most senior roles in the government. But through no fault of his own, he can't run for President even if he wanted to run.

    It's good that we are having a vote. But I reckon MDH thought that when he announced he was running, he expected to run unopposed. I don't think there's much doubt that he will win, but I personally don't think he has the will or the energy to go out there and fight it out with chancers and opportunists, in order to retain his job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mypost View Post
    The current health minister is not yet 35 yo, yet he was entrusted with the responsibility of one of the most senior roles in the government.
    And look how well that's working...
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    Gallagher off the mark with Roscommon: https://www.rte.ie/news/politics/201...tion-councils/

    Six other councils voting today, so we might get out first proper nomination. I'm not sure how that will work once the likely contenders - Gallagher, Duffy, Freeman - get the four, would the remaining councils start voting for the others or just call it a day?

    Edit: Gallagher has two more today, Mayo and Leitrim. Obviously big fans of Dragons Den in Connacht. I'll admit, I will be interested to see if he gets softballed by RTE in debates.
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    Gallagher is officially on the ballot paper

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    And Duffy has his second council.

    Edit: And Freeman has three with Fingal and Galway. All of the expected candidates getting there. It remains to be seen whether the rest of the councils will choose to back anyone.
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    Not to clutter the thread, but thought it was worth linking the comments of Fingal Cllr Jimmy Guerin, brother of Veronica, on Gemma O'Doherty, which are fairly scathing: https://foot.ie/threads/233689-Presi...2018?p=1974856

    Surprisingly she choose not to address that council, cancelling her appearance an hour beforehand.

    Edit: For the record, her previous response to Jimmy Guerin was to claim she would not be "bullied" by anyone who isn't interested "in finding the truth about a murdered relative". If she gets nominated the debates she's in are going to be excruciating.
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