Three-way tie in Éire sees Sinn Féin surge into the mainstream

POLLING suggested Saturday’s (GMT) Irish election might produce a confounding result – one to jeopardise Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s hold on power – and it certainly has. Sinn Féin, Fianna Fáil and Varadkar’s Fine Gael have deadheated (in exit polls) with 22 percent of the vote each. This extraordinary finish means Mr Varadkar could survive if he can wrangle enough support from minor parties. Micheal Martin (FF) will be trying to do the same thing in the days and, probably, weeks to come. It is still a humiliation for the Taoiseach and a historical moment of triumph for Sinn Féin. A generation with no memory of the Troubles has been drawn to its voguish leftism and unification goal.

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13 Responses to Three-way tie in Éire sees Sinn Féin surge into the mainstream

  1. Bruce of Newcastle

    unification goal

    Leftist Irishpersons are very welcoming of diversity except Protestants.
    Weirdly they don’t seem to mind RoPers.
    You’d think a man who is PM who is married to another man might worry about that.

  2. Chris

    We don’t mind murderers.

  3. Infidel Tiger

    Ireland is a far left lunatic hellhole.

    No country on earth is further down the rabbit hole.

  4. Infidel Tiger

    Every Irishman with brains immigrated 50 years ago.

    All that remained was the worst of their gene pool and it just keeps getting worse. Now they even import filth to further degrade things.

  5. Gyro Cadiz

    Weird how the Paddy’s fought tooth and nail for centuries to get independence from the English then surrendered sovereignty without a second thought to unelected Eurocrats who consider them to be nothing more than “drunken potato-addicted famine jockeys”.

    According to my Irish contacts, the population-replacement policies of Varadkar are deliberate. As is he and his partner’s “intense liking for hard-buttocked Arab men and the large [characteristics] of black men”.

    People are starting to ask just how much of the Irish aboriginal population these turkeys want to replace. it’s up to 20% now apparently.

    Hopefully Irish nationalism is re-emerging

  6. Mique

    They’re all barking mad. As Infidel Tiger says the ones with brains emigrated generations ago. My Irish ancestors arrived arrived in the 1850s, and my sons are the first to ever go back, if only for a brief visit.

  7. Herodotus

    The Irish way might be to re run the vote until they get it right, which they did with the Lisbon Treaty.

  8. Judge Dredd

    Nationalism is rising. You can only push back against the natural state for so long, let’s just hope the back pressure doesn’t lead to terrifying outcomes.

  9. lotocoti

    A generation with no memory of the Troubles has been drawn to its voguish leftism and unification goal.

    Moaists seem to be pretty well entrenched in the shinner’s military wing, so it’ll be interesting to see how much political power grows out of the barrel of a gun.

  10. Pyrmonter

    A party that harbours and apologises for terrorists (eg https://www.irishtimes.com/news/politics/dup-politician-urges-conor-murphy-to-resign-over-paul-quinn-comments-1.4163788) is on the cusp of power in one of the wealthiest countries in the EU. And people wonder why the Brits left. The southern Irish need to put Dev and his evil, ‘national conservative’ progeny behind them.

  11. dover_beach

    The southern Irish need to put Dev and his evil, ‘national conservative’ progeny behind them.

    What was his “evil, ‘national conservative’ progeny”?

  12. Pyrmonter

    @ Dover

    SF; and those parts of FF and FG that support violence or make excuses for its perpetrators in the name of ‘Irish unity’.

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