TD Michael McGrath

I rate mcgrath highly and am inclined to trust his expertise on the cost of living crisis and how to handle it ahead of those who
just want wads of money thrown about,
 
Not a fan of his party as you might know but in fairness to Michael McGrath he seems an able politician in terms of his financial brief. Well able to talk and seems very familiar with the topics being discussed (unsurprising given his Accountancy background). He doesn't stumble over his delivery.

It must be killing him that he's from the same constituency as Micheal Martiin because McGrath is one of the very few FF front bench politicians that appears to know what he's talking about and competent enough to be considered leadership potential.

He was on Morning Ireland this morning and in fairness dealt with the questions put to him quite well I thought.

If only more Ministers were as familiar with their brief rather than a string of teachers talking down to people.
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An Taoiseach is a thoroughly decent guy.
I might disagree with his leadership of FF and some of his politics but he has been at the coalface of Irish politics for a very long time and his CSC machine is like a well oiled machine when it comes to managing his constituency.

Michael McGrath works his backside off and himself and his brother ensure that their constituents are responded to quickly and efficiently. I knew him in college and he is again a very decent, respectful guy. His focus is on economics and politically while he is very well across his brief, his potential leadership ambition will be hampered by the fact that he doesn't seem to have a grá for any other policy areas.

Simon Coveney is the only FG politician I have ever considered worth a vote. He is articulate, intelligent, engaging and always performs well in public and especially on the BBC. I am not a fan of a lot of his party colleagues but he at least looks outside the FG demographic. I regularly see him engaging with people in Carrigaline while out shopping and a lot of the stick he gets is unfounded.

I've only spoken to Donncha Ó Laoghaire twice. I don't know very much about him other than his work rate is very high. He comes across as an articulate guy who is committed to his constituents and is prepared to put in the hard graft.

In short CSC is served by 4 guys who do the job to the best of their ability and are decent people.

That's not to commend their politics or political decisions - just that at a time when public representation is often attacked and public reps tarred with the same brush, it's a job few take on and the 4 we have do a reasonably good job.
Agree with all that apart from the piece on Coveney. He has only ever looked out for himself and his inner circle and has utterly failed to deliver in a decade of power.
Whenever he obtained a challenging brief that would hinder his shiny image and his own self advancement, he bailed, leaving the mess to another colleague following behind to try and clean up.
 
An Taoiseach is a thoroughly decent guy.
I might disagree with his leadership of FF and some of his politics but he has been at the coalface of Irish politics for a very long time and his CSC machine is like a well oiled machine when it comes to managing his constituency.

Michael McGrath works his backside off and himself and his brother ensure that their constituents are responded to quickly and efficiently. I knew him in college and he is again a very decent, respectful guy. His focus is on economics and politically while he is very well across his brief, his potential leadership ambition will be hampered by the fact that he doesn't seem to have a grá for any other policy areas.

Simon Coveney is the only FG politician I have ever considered worth a vote. He is articulate, intelligent, engaging and always performs well in public and especially on the BBC. I am not a fan of a lot of his party colleagues but he at least looks outside the FG demographic. I regularly see him engaging with people in Carrigaline while out shopping and a lot of the stick he gets is unfounded.

I've only spoken to Donncha Ó Laoghaire twice. I don't know very much about him other than his work rate is very high. He comes across as an articulate guy who is committed to his constituents and is prepared to put in the hard graft.

In short CSC is served by 4 guys who do the job to the best of their ability and are decent people.

That's not to commend their politics or political decisions - just that at a time when public representation is often attacked and public reps tarred with the same brush, it's a job few take on and the 4 we have do a reasonably good job.

Yeah = quite lucky in CSC. Four TDs all heavy hitters. Think Coveney's issue is his office - those living in lower harbour/Carrigaline will tell you that if you want something done, McGraths are the go-to option.
Coveney is excellent on the international stage and in fairness, knows the minutiae of the Brexit deal whilst those he is debating with generally don't.

Think DOL has followed the McGrath model too - very good at responding to constituents and keeping them informed. Generally more measured in his response to issues than likes of Tommy G or Cullinane - only significant misstep was his support for teachers moronic call for vaccine priority just before the summer holidays last year.

Mehole always a good operator at local level - bit of a ditherer in ministerial portfolios who seemed incapable of making a decision but must admit he has proved a better taoiseach than I though he would be.
 
Have met both SC and MM and have to say both are gentleman dont know much about the other 2 except that 1 is very good at his job and the other is a Barrs man
Ye living in CSC should be grateful as some one who lives in CNC we have a FF who i cant remember his name a shinner who i wish i could forget his name,Burke from FG and Mick the dub.
 
Have met both SC and MM and have to say both are gentleman dont know much about the other 2 except that 1 is very good at his job and the other is a Barrs man
Ye living in CSC should be grateful as some one who lives in CNC we have a FF who i cant remember his name a shinner who i wish i could forget his name,Burke from FG and Mick the dub.
Padraig o sullivan ff
 
I smell a plan being formulated..

SF-FF

* Runs to PP for odds.
Backing the wrong horse with small Micky I'd say. On good terms with DOL on personal level but on government formation, very much in the "stay away from Shinners" camp. The afore mentioned Padraig O' Sullivan would be more amenable to it by all accounts.
 
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