Sinn Fein take Donegal seat on the Udaras

Probably the most remarkable thing about the elections to Udaras na Gaeltachta was the election of Gráinne Mhic Géidigh of Sinn Fein to the board.

  • Davros

    She’s a fine looking woman!

  • Davros

    Am I that shallow ? You bet, and honest to boot LOL

  • Keith M

    One seat out of 17 in what should be SF/IRA heartland. I think it a bit of a stretch of the word “remarkable”.

  • PS

    Multiplying the vote by seven times from 1% to 7% in only five years. You are quite right Keith, remarkable is an excellent description.

  • Keith M

    PS, how many candidates last time and how many this time? I mean if the SF result in the Meath bi-election result is being spun as a “success” then I fear there isn’t a straw that remains unclutched.

  • Jimmy Sands

    7% for SF in Donegal is certainly remarkable.

  • PS

    I mean if the SF result in the Meath bi-election result is being spun as a “success”

    It was a success, the Sinn Féin percentage of the vote went up. When this happens for a party, they can judge the election a success, how great a success will depend on the circumstances.

    Jimmy

    7% is throughout all the Gaeltachts. SF only stood in 3 of them. Not sure what the exact percentage in Donegal was.

  • Jimmy Sands

    Where does the 7% figure come from?

    Any unspun numbers available?

  • PS

    7% comes from TG4 nuacht last night. It’s not spun, it’s simply the percentage of the total vote gained by Sinn Féin.

    Sorry Jimmy did you want me add on all the people who visited the Gaeltacht last summer as part of the electorate who didn’t vote SF and take away all the voters who only voted SF because Gerry appears to them through dream propaganda?

  • Jimmy Sands

    I merely asked PS. It’s a fairly meaningless statistic on its own. All I know is that a shinner replaced a blaneyite. Hardly a sea change.