Articles tagged with: General Election

OPPORTUNITY FOR CO MONAGHAN PUBLIC TO INFLUENCE WHERE THEY VOTE

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31 Jul 2015 Comments Off on OPPORTUNITY FOR CO MONAGHAN PUBLIC TO INFLUENCE WHERE THEY VOTE

PETER HUGHES With a General Election pending sometime in the next eight months, the people of Co Monaghan will be mentally bracing themselves for politicians trying to influence HOW they vote. But over the coming weeks the public themselves can exert some influence over WHERE they vote. A public consultation period is set to open on the new Draft Polling Scheme for the county prepared by Monaghan Co Council. Although the specific location of polling booths is a matter for determination by the county’s Returning Officer, the areas in which booths are located are ...

Local Audiences Invited To Hear Candidates In “Frontline”-Style Events

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18 Feb 2011 Comments Off on Local Audiences Invited To Hear Candidates In “Frontline”-Style Events

The election race in Cavan/Monaghan is well and truly underway now with 14 runners in the field, some wearing party jerseys, others in their own colours, and all of them trying to inspire recession-weary punters into scratching the magic number beside their name. The hunt for one of the five coveted constituency tickets to the hallowed halls of Leinster House was gathering pace this week as doorstep canvassing stepped up a gear and the faces of 31st-Dáil hopefuls appealed from the obligatory proliferation of posters on every second pole, ...

FF foothold in Monaghan under pressure as FG go for 3 and SF aim for 2

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18 Feb 2011 Comments Off on FF foothold in Monaghan under pressure as FG go for 3 and SF aim for 2

Change is in the political air over Ireland, and big time, as the hard-pressed voting public prepares to inflict a damning indictment on those who presided over the collapse of the economy and subsequent banking disaster. At a national level there’s no escaping the fact that the politicians bracing themselves for the upcoming electoral whirlwind are almost invariably of the Fianna Fáil variety, peppered here and there with a handful of Greens, whose efforts to distance themselves from the fiasco appear as futile as their earlier attempts to hold ...

Spoilt for choice? – Fifteen candidates in the Cavan/Monaghan field

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11 Feb 2011 Comments Off on Spoilt for choice? – Fifteen candidates in the Cavan/Monaghan field

Fifteen candidates had declared their intention to contest the General Election in the Cavan/Monaghan constitency when the deadline for nominations closed at lunchtime yesterday (Wednesday). The crowded field boasts four Fine Gael hopefuls, two candidates each for Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin, one Labour and one Green Party representative, and five non-party contenders. There were several late-comers to the field this week, their identities reflecting in part the discernible upsurge nationally in candidates not aligned to established political groupings seeking to take advantage of the perceived disenchantment with ...

Ask The Tough Questions

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4 Feb 2011 Comments Off on Ask The Tough Questions

And so it begins… The starting pistol for the General Election campaign fired by Brian Cowen on the last day of the 30th Dáil on Tuesday was a parting shot as redundant as much of the noise which emanated from the Taoiseach and his parliamentary colleagues during the course of the valedictory proceedings that brought the curtain down on a regime of government that everyone in the country seems glad to see the back of. Across the land the prospective occupants of the Leinster House benches when they are reallocated ...

General Election Will Change Cavan/ Monaghan Political Landscape

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4 Feb 2011 Comments Off on General Election Will Change Cavan/ Monaghan Political Landscape

The current low standing of politicians in the public estimation, and the immensity of the economic problems facing the incoming government, are not proving disincentives to the aspiration to represent Cavan/Monaghan in the 31st Dáil. Although the General Election polling day of Friday, February 25 wasn’t confirmed until Tuesday, election fever has been in full spate for some time and twelve candidates have so far declared their intention to seek the five available seats in this constituency. With outgoing Deputies Rory O’Hanlon and Seymour Crawford bowing out from ...

A pinch of salt!

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3 Dec 2010 Comments Off on A pinch of salt!

While the increasingly precious commodity of salt is being put to intensive use on the frozen roads of the constituency just now, we suggest that just a pinch of it be held back to be taken with the current intensive speculation surrounding the identity of the candidates who will battle for Cavan/Monaghan seats in the imminent General Election. The news that sitting TDs Seymour Crawford of Fine Gael and Dr Rory O’Hanlon of Fianna Fáil will not be seeking re-election heralds a watershed moment in national representative politics in ...