General Election 2020

A homeless man suffered severe and life-changing injuries when an industrial vehicle with a mechanical arm removed his tent from the banks of the Grand Canal in Dublin during a clean-up operation read more here and this is not the first time something like this has happened (granted not that extreme, but the contempt is there as seen in this report.)

An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s response about the “clean up”, expressed his concerns and that he thought the Lord Mayor of Dublin Paul McAuliffe should release a statement on the matter. 

Homelessness has been a sticking point something that Fine Gael wants to remind voters that Fianna Fail is not up to the task of solving. 

The lastest Focus Ireland report of:

[A] total of 10,448 homeless in November. A slight decrease of 66 people homeless from the record total of 10,514 people homeless in October.


RTE’s has decided to hold a one-to-one debate between the leaders of Fine Gael and Fianna Fail while Bryan Dobson will also carry out a series of interviews with party leaders to be broadcast on RTÉ One at 7 pm throughout the campaign.

Sinn Fein’s Pearse Doherty was being quoted in saying: 

“Sinn Fein has been the effective voice of opposition in the Dail for the past four year while Fianna Fail has propped up Fine Gael in government through their’ confidence and supply’ deal.

“This election is about much more than these two parties and the media have a responsibility to make sure that all voices are heard.

Read here

Perhaps the other parties hold a live debate on another channel and stop losing the opportunity to promote their party? While it is important and right to argue against the unfairness of the national broadcaster’s, there are opportunities to move into other mediums.

Nothings changed over the years: Read here, here and here

Crime is going to feature today’s canvassing after the brutal murder of a 17- year-old read about that here more to follow when I read it.

More to follow ( I am hoping to provide more information from other political parties around policies etc… but most don’t utilize their social media or their online presence, they do but it’s videos or something else, I want to see from their manifestos or press release, if nothing soon I’ll try and get something more).

Sinn Fein policy document can be read here.

Labour’s manifesto here.

People Before Profit their website is littered with what they stand for so go there.

Social Democrats and what they stand for can be found here

Green party information can be found here.

Also recommend the book: Secrets Of The Ballot box.

In the interest of fairness:

Read my article on the distraction of blame I wrote for anomiezine here. Or my article on Life after homeless here. Or my article on why the government should be able to continue righting the ship.

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