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Daily Fix: Monday

The highs and lows of today’s campaign trail: The manifestos of the three biggest political parties are unveiled, Dylan Haskins is caught between a rock and a hard place, and Éamon Ó Cuiv is all tuckered out.

Image: @Gina_inTipp

Every evening, brings your Daily Fix: all the highlights of today’s campaign trail.


  • Political reform – The manifestos of the three biggest political parties were unveiled today, proposing everything from the banning of corporate donations to political parties, to a new Constitution, to the abolition of the Seanad. Now all they have to do is win the election and keep their promises…
  • Vincent Browne – If Enda Kenny was trying to ensure that Browne would dominate newspapers and radio for days on end he’s done a sterling job. As they say: no publicity is bad publicity… um unless you’re Enda.
  • The posed election photo – Eoghan Murphy (FG) takes first prize for getting papped battling the wind and rain to pass an election leaflet to a swimmer at the Great South Wall. As it turns out, however, the potential voter was someone who works full-time in Murphy’s campaign office.


  • Dylan Haskins – Who has people torn over whether he looks more like Julian Assange or Jedward. It’s a difficult position to be in: would you prefer to be linked to someone who has made an army of enemies across the globe, or Julian Assange?
  • Éamon Ó Cuiv – Who was snapped taking forty winks at the FF Manifesto Launch. Or maybe he was just concentrating really hard… what do you think (see below).

Via @BrianODTV3

SEAT WARMER OF THE DAY: John Gormley says he is more than happy to fill Enda Kenny’s shoes at the contested TV3 debate on Tuesday night.

AWKWARD JUXTAPOSITION OF THE DAY: Oh dear. Somebody will have some explaining to do at Election Poster Hangers’ HQ tonight… (see below).

Thanks to @Gina_inTipp

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