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Comment #4929685 by Goldberg

Goldberg Mar 30th 2016, 11:05 AM #

If they have another election my first question for any canvassers is if they want to be part of a government – just seems like no one wants to be in government or take any adult responsibility – they should withhold all TDs salaries until a government is formed

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Enda warns independents: It's a Fine Gael minority or a second election

Enda warns independents: It's a Fine Gael minority or a second election

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil are continuing their efforts to form a minority government.

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    Favourite Joe Conlon
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    Mar 30th 2016, 1:09 PM

    It is hard to believe that every TD has ‘earned’ at least 7,266 euros since the election and not a single bit of work done!! This equates to over 1.1 million of our money!!

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    Favourite Marc Power
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    Mar 30th 2016, 4:40 PM

    It’s about time that the abolition of both the finna sh*te parties was considered. They’re both basically comprised of the same self serving parasites that remind me of that Italian captain who ran his liner into the rocks without thinking about his responsibilities to his passengers. Surely the Irish voter deserves better?

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    Favourite Colm Moran
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    Mar 30th 2016, 4:48 PM

    Can we have a election now please. Kenny has lost the plot

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    Favourite shane o malley
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    Mar 30th 2016, 5:17 PM

    bring it on enda we can finish you and labour off

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    Favourite Peadar Ó Gréacháin
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    Mar 30th 2016, 5:17 PM

    Enda is trying to put the s,,t up the Independents, as much as saying there is a good chance you won’t get elected next time around, especially those that depended on a lot of transfers.

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    Favourite Mark Gerard Lochlain
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    Mar 30th 2016, 5:31 PM

    They’re actually being paid!!!!! FFS! Did the newly elected TD’s not start on a lower salary scale???

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    Favourite Frank Cauldhame
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    Mar 30th 2016, 5:51 PM

    New election please, and maybe we’ll be able to form a rainbow coalition without FG/FF.

    Carlsberg don’t do elections but if they did……

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    Favourite Brendan McGill
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    Mar 30th 2016, 6:10 PM

    If only people would stop giving votes to FF and FG we might actually get somewhere in this country!

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    Favourite Robin Tobin
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    Mar 30th 2016, 7:13 PM

    Colm he missed the point we don’t want him as Taoiseach and his past policies have made things worse. A leader always falls but an idiot leader like Kenny is a bit slow to cop on to the fact people want him and his ideology gone.

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    Favourite Gerard Kavanagh
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    Mar 30th 2016, 7:30 PM

    no point , the sheep with the shortest memories in history will hand the Country back to FF

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    Favourite Éamonn Mac Eochaidh
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    Mar 30th 2016, 7:38 PM

    Enda needs to read his Constitution. Hr resigned after the election and is now a caretaker Taoiseach.

    Constitutionally, as the non-Taoiseach, wh does Enda even think he has the power to call/threaten another election?

    Absolute power to dissolve the dissolve the Dáil (or to refuse to dissolve the Dáil) rests with the President. If the largest party (FG) cannot form a Government, the Constitution gives the President absolute power to refuse a dissolution and to invite other parties to do so.

    Mary Robinson exercised that absolute power when Albert Reynolds’ Government collapsed. She invited a Rainbow Government to replace it. The Dáil was not dissolved.

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    Favourite Stephen murphy
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    Mar 30th 2016, 7:40 PM

    After FF’s comeback, I don’t care anymore and may not vote anymore. Irish people learn nothing, need a good kicking and are deserve what they get from now on.

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    Favourite LITTLEONE
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    Mar 30th 2016, 9:01 PM

    Acting taoiseach Kenny is always warning someone or telling someone their choices are……..
    Someone needs to tell the acting taoiseach that he is only caretaker and he can’t call another election only the President can…

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    Favourite Chris Kirk
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    Mar 30th 2016, 9:24 PM

    Like two years probation at €23,000 per annum for new TD’s sounds about right.

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    Favourite Diarmuid
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    Mar 30th 2016, 10:08 PM

    What you say in correct Éamonn but without Fine Gael acquiescence it would be difficult for anyone else to form a govt.
    FF plus whatever independents, greens, social democrats maybe labour support. Would be opposed by SF, and far left, FG would have to abstain on major issues or support FF which they said they won’t.
    Think his threat is just a negoiating tactic though he doesnt want an election either

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    Favourite Brendan
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    Mar 30th 2016, 10:42 PM

    The problem FF (and SF) is they made promises about scrapping water charges that they know we’re pre election spoofery and are now caught out.

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    Favourite Christy Nolan
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    Mar 30th 2016, 10:58 PM

    Brendan
    Have you read the latest news from Euroland. Irish Water is already paid for in various taxations. IW can legally be F***ed OFF. Tis all a con.

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    Favourite Martin Nolan
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    Mar 30th 2016, 11:46 PM

    If only that were true. But history and the last election results shows we never learn

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    Favourite John McCole
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    Mar 31st 2016, 9:05 AM

    Brendan, SF were refused a debate on IW, a refusal which was supported by FF . Get your facts right about whose pre election spoofery is now being exposed. Michael Martin couldn’t lie straight in bed.

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    Favourite Keith Gregg
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    Mar 31st 2016, 9:57 AM

    If (probably when) FG fail to form a government, Enda will have to step down. I hope the public will see that FG/FF only care about FG/FF and if there is another election, both parties will be punished. I can see Labour bouncing back a bit if there is another one at the expense of FG or FF. The reason both did so well is that those who would vote for someone else, did not vote it seems. FF are cute hoors and no doubt will probably go in with FG. Either way, I am hopeful that people will finally reaslise there is little or no difference between the two.

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    Favourite bings
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    Mar 31st 2016, 10:15 AM

    Can I get paid for 5 weeks for going on junkets, laying a few wreath’s, smirking/smile for camera, doing nothing all day and all day to do it. I forgot saying that if you come in with me I will do this for you. In other words you scratch my back & I will stab your back

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    Favourite Harry Price
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    Mar 31st 2016, 10:24 AM

    It is time to remove the whip game of the political cabal and allow people to have direct democracy

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    Favourite Ann Reddin
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    Mar 31st 2016, 3:11 PM

    A snivelling idiot who’s desperately hanging on to power by his fingernails. He knows that if he doesn’t manage to form a government Bruton and Leo have the nail clippers ready.

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