Parties shirk their responsibilities - and the voters become more disillusioned

Philip Ryan: Parties shirk their responsibilities - and the voters become more disillusioned

20/02/2020 10:50:00

Philip Ryan: Parties shirk their responsibilities - and the voters become more disillusioned

It's all getting a bit silly - and you're paying for it. For instance, the General Election cost you around €40m.

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Philip. Just wondering what election you were following in which 'Fianna Fáil got the most votes, followed by Sinn Féin...'?

Kelly, Ó Ríordáin to contest for Labour leadershipAodhán Ó Ríordáin has said that he will contest the Labour Party leadership, hours after party colleague Alan Kelly launched his campaign for the position. Great. He's a fluffy headed west brit gobshite Who really cares? I’d give Alan kelly the nod given his work on pac

Simon Coveney: Fine Gael must 'show some humility' in assessing election resultSome political parties had made promises that “don’t reflect reality”, Simon Conveney said.

Social Democrats accuse Fine Gael of 'game-playing' and cancel meetingSocial Democrats accuse Fine Gael of 'game-playing' and cancel meeting GE2020 They're right to cancel the meeting as well, as if FG are all set to go into opposition then there's really no point in talks. Who will be the Borris to the Theresa that is Leo? Each party is shadow boxing ....every single one !

Dublin City Council considers banning cars from two city centre streets on trial basisThe move has been supported by Green Party TD Neasa Hourigan An old stock photo not very current , not up to the examiner standard .. 10 euro for a city tour Need more of this The 'Irish Parking Association' are against it, real shocker!

Lib Dems leave Irish MEP Barry Andrews a 'generous' goodbye giftThe party’s 16 MEPs left the EU Parliament on a sweet note. Very generous, I mean obviously the tea goes in the bin immediately, but still a nice of them. I wonder what sinn fein would leave behind in similar circumstances Nice whisky Chivas, smoooooooth.

Micheál Martin promises review of Fianna Fail’s dismal electionFIANNA Fáil leader Micheál Martin has promised a review of his party’s dismal election. The Fianna Fáil grassroots should elect a new leader. No need for a complicated and lengthy review. Simples. Fianna Fail are unelectable. They have lost, through their own greed, corruption and mismanagement their preeminent position in Irish politics forever, I would think. Review over. Just get RTE to produce a montage of Reeling in the years and whack it up on the the big screen at the next 'ard fheis'! Job is oxo!!