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European And Local Elections 2019
 
# 1 : Friday 26-4-2019 @ 11:04
 
 
So the European and local elections are almost upon us, to be held on 24th May. 30 candidates are running the Dublin constituency, with incumbents looking to retain their seats and newcomers looking to usurp them and get a seat on the European Parliament and local councils.

So, any ideas who you might vote for? What are the key issues that candidates are campaigning for?
Housing, health, environment? LGBT issues?
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# 2 : Friday 26-4-2019 @ 11:18
 
 
Local elections are usually local issues ?
I and my neighbours usually ( tell the local candidates at least ) we are voting as a block on local issues of importance to us that they can change. Small and big .
Look at local issues and question them, talk to your neighbours and residents association .

In European elections you can check which candidates and parties views reflect yours, there are EC sites encouraging voting for this .
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# 3 : Friday 26-4-2019 @ 14:11
 
 
Our incompetent politicians have no clout in Eurpoe. Merkel. May and Macron would chew them up and spit them out. Enda Kenny and us gobshites did what we were told by merkel. Real politicians would stay here and sort out the sad and sorry mess we are in and not be escaping reality. i.e Waterford Hospital scandal and the scandal that is Harris, Varadkar and Murphy, so dream on
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# 4 : Friday 26-4-2019 @ 14:18
 
 
If I see a poster littering the landscape, those faces won't get my vote and all politicians should have a 2/3 term limit.
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# 5 : Friday 26-4-2019 @ 14:52
 
 
They are quick at putting up the posters allright. Pity they aren't as quick taking them down.
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# 6 : Friday 26-4-2019 @ 15:53
 
 
I also dislike the posters - basically they are visual litter - but they can be pretty essential for new canidates to get their face and name known to voters.

BTW a Gairean is running in the local elections!
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# 7 : Friday 26-4-2019 @ 16:36
 
 
I have to say the Social Democrats’ candidate for the European elections in Dublin, Gary Gannon, is a bit of a hottie. Woof!



He’s also got policies on health, drugs, housing and the environment that I like.
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# 8 : Friday 26-4-2019 @ 17:15
 
 
Someone said :
I have to say the Social Democrats’ candidate for the European elections in Dublin, Gary Gannon, is a bit of a hottie. Woof!



He’s also got policies on health, drugs, housing and the environment that I like.

He looks a lot better than the poster!
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# 9 : Friday 26-4-2019 @ 21:14
 
 
I’m voting Green in both this time round, I’ve forgiven them for getting into bed with FF. Just about.
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# 10 : Friday 26-4-2019 @ 21:46
 
 
Who, on here and in all honesty? Stares or studies a poster, while walking/cycling/driving and long enough to think about the person?
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# 11 : Monday 29-4-2019 @ 02:40
 
 
I think they only put up posters and send out flyers because they get grants for it, they should end them. Those posters arent recyclable. And the bumpf they send out ends up in the bin.
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# 12 : Monday 29-4-2019 @ 08:21
 
 
I'm going green this year, never voted for them before but, given the rapid decimation of our only home i really feel it's the way to go.. In the process of reading up on their manifesto..
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# 13 : Monday 29-4-2019 @ 16:13
 
 
Someone said :
I'm going green this year, never voted for them before but, given the rapid decimation of our only home i really feel it's the way to go.. In the process of reading up on their manifesto..

As much, as I admire green solutions and helping mother nature. Taxing people to debt, won't help the cause and it will turn people against them. Putting a tax on things, doesn't solve it alone and education is key.
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# 14 : Monday 29-4-2019 @ 17:33
 
 
Someone said :
I think they only put up posters and send out flyers because they get grants for it, they should end them. Those posters arent recyclable. And the bumpf they send out ends up in the bin.

Grants?

Seriously wtf like.

I am a local election candidate and no local election candidates get "grants". They get donations from supporters or from fundraising.

The corriboard is recyclable too by the way. 100% recyclable.
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# 15 : Monday 29-4-2019 @ 17:37
 
 
Someone said :
I also dislike the posters - basically they are visual litter - but they can be pretty essential for new canidates to get their face and name known to voters.

I've been an international election observer in some former Soviet states where the current system is a long way short of a true democracy.

Having seen the sterility of their campaign regimes, I do not agree with "litter" being a reason to ban election posters.

That does not mean we should not tackle poster litter or other anti-social behsviour with election postets, such as ties left on poles after the posters are remived or posters that are erected in a way that makes them a safety hazard.

But posters per se simply are not litter, like cast aside sweet wrappers or illegally dumped bin bags. They are put in place for a limited time for a specific and legitimate purpose.

Deeming election posters to be litter is the democratic version of a 'first world problem' that millions of people around the world would welcome having, and would welcome with enthusiasm.
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