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Irish Election Results 2011

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posted on Feb, 27 2011 @ 08:12 AM
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Did a search and found nothing on the Irish general election

RTE News 2011 General Election

Well the count isn't over yet so i'll update the results as neccesary

Fine Gael: 64 seats

Labour: 33 seats

Fianna Fail: 16 seats

Sinn Fein: 13 seats

Socialist: 3

Independent: 11

Well clearly Fine Gael will be in government with Enda Kenny being the next Taoiseach (prime minister)
Most probable result is a Fine Gael coalition with Labour.
Apparently the bookies paid out on a FG/Labour coalition yesterday.
Bookmaker pays out on FG/Lab Coalition




posted on Feb, 27 2011 @ 08:56 AM
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Can someone please break down Irish politics for those of us outside the country, thanks



posted on Feb, 27 2011 @ 09:37 AM
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The grand scale problem is the EU in general, however, as to the drama at the country level, I would like to know more about that too. Here is a start:





Same old political, bankster, fraudsters everywhere.



posted on Feb, 27 2011 @ 12:56 PM
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Update On Allocation Of Seats

Fine Gael- 68 seats
Labour- 35 seats
Fianna Fail- 17 seats
Sinn Fein- 13 seats
Independent/Other- 17 seats



posted on Feb, 27 2011 @ 01:42 PM
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On the International level we really do not have much control over what happens its mostly up to the EU (thanks Lisbon Treaty). The Fine Gael party have promised to renegotiate the terms of the IMF/EU bailout but as with all political promises that dosen't really mean much...

At the national level peoples main concern are the austerity measures, unemployment and rising levels of emigration (I personally have seen a lot of my friends graduate college and immediately leave for better prospects on recieving degrees).

Fine Gael have proposed a 5 point recovery plan.


  1. Politics- Basically reducing the amount of ministers, reducing salaries of politicians and public sector workers. A referendum on the abolition of the Seanad (Senate in Gaeilge).

  2. Smaller better government- Reducing the size of the public sector.

  3. Completely new health system- Universal health care system based on the Dutch model.

  4. Fixing the deficit- Cutting waste instead of raising taxes.

  5. Jobs- investment in new energy, water and telecoms infrastructure. changing the welfare system to encourage job ceation.


Labour's plan

Renegotiating the EU/IMF bailout - Bondholders will have to share the debt, reducing intrest rate.

Investment - agri-food industry, tourism, renewable energy, creative industries, clean technology, and retail.

Creation of an Investment bank to create jobs and provide infrastructure.

Political Reform- Abolition of the Seanad, creation of a new constitution, expansion of freedom of information, legal protection for whistleblowers.

Taxes- No one earning under E100,000 will have increase in tax, a 50/50 balance between cuts and raising taxes.

Labour also propose a referendum on gay marriage.

Fianna Fail Manifesto

Sinn Fein's plan

Hope that clears things up a bit.

NOTE: I provided more information on Fine Gael and Labour's plans as they are most likely to enter into a government together.



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