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It’s not every day you find a politician up a pole

May 10th, 2009 · 11 Comments · Elections, Irish Politics

Driving through Raphoe in Co. Donegal today a wannabe councillor was spotted up a ladder putting up posters! Now this was not just any candidate – so the car was stopped and camera rooted for.

My partner’s relatives are now confirmed in their thoughts that I’m a lunatic as I decide to approach Frank McBrearty Jnr, newest candidate and member of the Labour Party who is seeking election to the Stranorlar Ward of Donegal County Council.

I’m currently reading Gerard Cunningham’s book on the events surrounding the McBreartys and the Morris Tribunal titled Chaos and Conspiracy (Gerard also blogs at and have always had a passing interest in the issues which led to the tribunal.  I was surprised when I heard Frank jnr had joined the Labour Party and decided to run for the local elections.

Many thanks to Frank for agreeing to pose for the photo and for listening to my garbled explanation of being a current affairs/political blogger from Dublin up visiting for the weekend. I will be watching the results with interest and indeed was fascinated at the lack of posters from Fianna Fáil throughout the area. Maybe Donegal politicians are slow starters?

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