Friday’s Donegal Daily and Donegal News ran lead stories regarding an approach alleged to have been made to Thomas Pringle to run for the Labour Party in Donegal South West constituency in the General Election. Pringle polled well in the Donegal South West by-election and he beat the party candidate Cllr Frank McBrearty Jnr. in [...]
Entries Tagged as 'Donegal South West'
January 24th, 2011 · No Comments · General Election 2011, Irish Politics
January 18th, 2011 · 1 Comment · Elections, General Election 2011, Irish Politics
Regular readers know that I have lost my heart to Donegal. Wallace Media are keeping me more than entertained with their election coverage and today’s gem is this speech from Dinny McGinley TD to the Fine Gael selection convention of his county colleague Joe McHugh. I don’t know which bit to recommend to you most, [...]
January 15th, 2011 · 1 Comment · Elections, General Election 2011, Irish Politics
We don’t get to see enough Mary Coughlan T.D. on our screens. Here she is after being nominated by F.F. Donegal South West last weekend to contest the next general election. The convention was rushed forward on the 9th with only 48hrs notice given to members. Little bit of a dig in it at John [...]
November 21st, 2010 · 1 Comment · Elections, Irish Politics
But no this is Fianna Fáil, the weekend before a bye-election. Eamon O’Cuiv who is director of elections for the bye election and his party are exhorting members to phone and email their friends who live in Donegal South West. They also encourage the use of Facebook and twitter – ah FF finally using social [...]
November 18th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Elections, Irish Politics
There’s Pearse Doherty on top of a pole, he’s also on top of the Paddy Power commissioned Red C Poll of how voters intend to vote in the by-election next week. The poll conducted amongst over 500 voters (+/- 4.4%) showed that Doherty would poll 40% of first preferences, with O’Domhnaill following in second with [...]
November 15th, 2010 · 4 Comments · Elections, Irish Politics
It wouldn’t be an election if there wasn’t one of those round ups I was told. So voila – the latest online from the Donegal South West By-Election. This one is also assisted by a pile of local newspapers I received yesterday evening from the Rooster who went up home for the weekend. There are [...]
November 11th, 2010 · 9 Comments · Elections, Irish Politics
Meet Anne Sweeney from the New Island Party who entered the Donegal South West bye-election race today as an independent candidate. Anne is running an internet campaign. She runs a small hotel in Dunfanaghy. Someone explain the oil wells? Or are the water pumps?
November 10th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Elections, Irish Politics
First up in the Donegal South West Bye-Election is Cllr Barry O’Neill for Fine Gael. Barry is a sports reporter/produce for RTE (Radio). The man who wears a suit while walking the beach.
November 4th, 2010 · 4 Comments · Elections, Irish Politics
Your time is now! Finally thanks to Pearse Doherty and Sinn Fein taking and winning a case that other political parties were to busy to do (or hadn’t thought it up themselves) the Government have been forced into moving the writ for a bye-election after 16 months. For the next three weeks you will be [...]
May 26th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Irish Politics
A private members debate concluded tonight with the Government defeating a Fine Gael proposal to compel that by-elections to be held within six months of a vacancy arising. There are currently 3 vacancies to be filled in Donegal South West, Dublin South and Waterford. The Donegal vacancy is nearly a year old with the resignation [...]