"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."

Friday, 26 November 2010

Sinn Fein Set To Take Donegal SW

Final tally results, with all boxes opened, show the Sinn Féin candidate [Pearse Doherty] on 39.7%, Fianna Fáil candidate Senator Brian Ó Domhnaill on 21.2% and Fine Gael's Barry O'Neill on 18.4% .
If, as looks likely, SF win this by-election, Fine Fail's majority in the Dail will be cut to only two - and two Independents at that. I think that's a fair indication of how angry many Irish people are and it's beginning to look doubtful whether Cowen can last until Christmas, despite what the hustlers in Brussels are warning.

Irish Times


  1. 21.2% still voted for the party that put them in this position?! Wtf!!

    Are they thick or something?

  2. You only have to look at opinion polls over here where Labour are ahead of the Cons to see how blinkered some people can be. Who on earth would prefer a re-emergence of the party that gave us Mandelson/Blair/Brown & co?


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