The sweeping electoral success of Sinn Féin has dealt the party a winning hand when it comes to forming a government. There are three probable options. Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and some independents form a grand coalition. Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáil form a government or work together in some variation on confidence and supply. There is another general election.
Independent Matt Shanahan and Green Party’s Marc Ó Cathasaigh were elected on the seventh count in the early hours of this morning with 10,708 and 9,738 votes respectively. It means Fine Gael has no seat in the constituency with Cllr John Cummins being eliminated on 8,477 after count seven.
An outgoing Waterford TD and Fianna Fáil candidate for the upcoming general election believes the IRA Army Council in Belfast is pulling Sinn Féin’s strings. Deputy Mary Butler made the comment this morning when speaking to Damien Tiernan on WLR FM’s Deise Today programme. When asked about Sinn Féin, Deputy Butler said they were “not […]
Independent candidate for Waterford Kieran Hartley has today decided not to contest the upcoming general election. Kieran Hartley who was a member of the Fianna Fáil party, had announced he would run as an independent. The Kilmacthomas man ran unsuccessfully in the 2014 European elections and was the substitute for Cork MEP Brian Crowley when […]
Waterford people yet to register to vote in the upcoming general election are being reminded that they have less than a week to do so. Waterford City and County Council has issued a reminder that the closing date for the supplement to the Register of Electors is Wednesday, January 22. There is some confusion surrounding […]
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar this afternoon visited Áras an Uachtaráin to ask President Michael D Higgins to dissolve the 32nd Dáil Éireann. We now face into 23 days of what will certainly be intensive, divisive and intriguing campaigning for the 159 available Dáil seats. Experts and analysts alike think this election could hark back to the […]