Sinn Fein and Fine Gael jostle for extra seats in Cavan Monaghan

Here’s how bad it is for Fianna Fail in a constituency where they held three seats in 2007 (albeit one was held by the Ceann Comhairle), according to today’s Anglo Celt front page story:

in Cavan Monaghan, an opinion poll undertaken for The Anglo-Celt by students from Cavan Institute gives the party 38.2% of the vote – a figure that is in line with the projected national vote of the party. However, Fine Gael’s quest for three seats in Cavan Monaghan may not be achievable on this occasion.

According to our opinion poll, the party will comfortably win two seats but are short for a third. It predicts the likely outcome in the constituency as two Fine Gael, two Sinn Féin and one Fianna Fáil.

Cavan Monaghan is one of three constituencies we’re watching for RTE for polling day. We’re holding a meet up in the Farnham Arms Hotel in Cavan first thing (ie just after nine), with some of the candidates and local voters, Facebookers just to get a feel for the mood, and what the local gossip is.

We should also have one the favourites to take a seat from Fianna Fail along to our Roscommon ‘meet and tweet’ at Hannon’s Hotel, the inimitable Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan

  • I presume this is just a side show compared to the main Montrose circus. It is doubtful whether protest votes for Mr Flanagan, Mannix Flynn and their ilk will solve much.

  • George

    He’s not running in Cavan-Monaghan but As Ming Flanagan said when his local vote prevented a FFer from getting elected:

    “One less donkey in the Dáil”.

    He solved one problem last time and is odds on to get elected this time.

  • Chris Donnelly

    Not wishing to tempt fate, but taking two seats in the constituency would represent remarkable progress for Sinn Fein.

  • ItwasSammyMcNally

    Havent been following the election very closely as it has been a little too predictable for my liking and I’m not looking forward to FG swapping with FF. Looks like SF will treble their number of seats making them the 2nd largest party in terms of votes (1st pref) on the island but with the present arithmetic 15ish seats wont really change anything.

    …everybody will just have to sit on their hands until the IMF deal works its way back to centre of the poitical stage.

  • Rory Carr

    The pity of all this it seems to me is that, in their anger at Fíanna Fáil, the people of the 26 counties are preparing to elect a Fine Gael government hell-bent on ensuring that the very poorest, the most vulnerable in the land suffer most for the greed and corruption of the most wealthy, the most powerful.

    Is the trauma of having been swindled by a bunch of con-men so great that the only solution is to invite in a gang of freebooters and chevaliers?

  • wje

    I think the presence of Caroline Forde as an “independent” in Cavan Monaghan might throw up a surprise. Ostensibly, she is standing in relation to the possible effect of the potential job losses in the area with regards to Quinn Insurance and their related firms. Given the massive rallies by Quinn workers and their families, supporters which took place in parts of this constituency not so long ago, I wouldn’t be at all surprised if she fared a lot better than expected – a bit like Paudge Connolly when he stood on the hospital issue in 2002.

  • Behaner

    Sinn Fein and Fine Gael jostle for extra seats in Cavan Monaghan

    does dat mean 1 of the 2 wil get a salary of over 112,000euro?

    1×112,000euro=22 annual unemployment salaries
    2×112,000euro=44 annual unemployment salaries

    4×112,000euro=88 annual unemployment salaries
    8×112,000euro=176 annual unemployment salaries

    16×112,000euro=352 annual unemployment salaries
    32×112,000euro=704 annual unemployment salaries
    64×112,000euro=1,408 annual unemployment salaries
    128×112,000euro=2,816 annual unemployment salaries

    tds/meps/mlas/senators n lairds take how much tax payers money home?

  • Behaner

    if u put a mule and a donkey into a 2 horse race wit 3//4 seats,one of them is sure to stumble past the post

  • Behaner

    meanwhile unemployment figures have fallen today by 19.3 numbers,because 1550 emmigrated and now there is 449981.7 people waitn on tickets to emmigrate from the labour/sinn fein/fianna gael/fail again/socialist party/uup/dup/sdlp/green and sticks political-class political philosophy of Lecture The Poor About Poverty Political Class….

    meanwhile unemployment figures have fallen today by 19.3 numbers,because 1550 emmigrated and now there is 449981.7 people waitn on tickets to emmigrate meanwhile unemployment figures have fallen today by 19.3 numbers,because 1550 emmigrated and now there is 449981.7 people waitn on tickets to emmigrate meanwhile unemployment figures have fallen today by 19.3 numbers,because 1550 emmigrated and now there is 449981.7 people waitn on tickets to emmigrate