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Old 11-02-2019, 10:30 AM
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Good. It could do with a shake up.

Rumour is our knocka based lord mayor is making a run for the Dail.
Thought Mick Finn lived on the south side.
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Old 11-02-2019, 10:33 AM
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Thought Mick Finn lived on the south side.
He does, i suppose Tony Fitz is the man he refers to,
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Old 11-02-2019, 12:20 PM
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A problem (one of many) in this country is that decision-making is so centralised, local councils have pretty much no role. We therefore have local politicians who can do fuck all, and TDs who are glorified councillors.

If we had a system where councillors dealt with the roads etc and TDs dealt with state policy, would Lowry or the Healy-Raes be legislators?
Probably just super councillors.
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Old 11-02-2019, 12:27 PM
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Would it be a good idea that only people educated to degree level (proper degree and not arts, teaching, music or nursing) can run for election?


"proper degree"

Academic Snobbery - hilarious. Is a BL a "proper degree"? Is "European Studies", "Politics", etc etc.

Who exactly elected you to be the arbiter of what is and isn't a "proper degree".

And btw, thanks to UCC bending their own rules, Dara Murphy, probably THE most useless public representative it's been this city's misfortune to have in the last decade or more, has a degree (though you mightn't class it as a "proper degree"). Deirdre Clune is a graduate of both UCC and Trinners. You really want to put a bar on who can stand for election depending on whether or not they've been educated to a degree level?
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Old 11-02-2019, 12:42 PM
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Would it be a good idea that only people educated to degree level (proper degree and not arts, teaching, music or nursing) can run for election?
If that was the case in the early 80s we would not have had Bernie murphy
representing us in San francisco,
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Old 11-02-2019, 01:08 PM
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If that was the case in the early 80s we would not have had Bernie murphy
representing us in San francisco,
Dirty Berty would never have been elected under such criteria.
Mehole Martin wouldn't be either.....Baldy Noonan
Hmmmm
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Old 11-02-2019, 01:19 PM
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"proper degree"

Academic Snobbery - hilarious. Is a BL a "proper degree"? Is "European Studies", "Politics", etc etc.

Who exactly elected you to be the arbiter of what is and isn't a "proper degree".

And btw, thanks to UCC bending their own rules, Dara Murphy, probably THE most useless public representative it's been this city's misfortune to have in the last decade or more, has a degree (though you mightn't class it as a "proper degree"). Deirdre Clune is a graduate of both UCC and Trinners. You really want to put a bar on who can stand for election depending on whether or not they've been educated to a degree level?
Tongue in cheek here....

A proper degree is one that allowed one find meaningful employment in the private sector.
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Old 11-02-2019, 02:28 PM
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Dirty Berty would never have been elected under such criteria.
Mehole Martin wouldn't be either.....Baldy Noonan
Hmmmm
Wasn't MM a teacher in a previous life, as was Noonan ?
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Old 11-02-2019, 02:58 PM
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Would it be a good idea that only people educated to degree level (proper degree and not arts, teaching, music or nursing) can run for election?
There is surely no sense in which engineering is a proper degree. A glorified apprenticeship is what those lads get.
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Old 11-02-2019, 02:59 PM
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I see a Dan Boyle leaflet in the south city ward during the week , hes making a comeback
Very nice guy
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