General Election 2020

Yesterday was supposed to cover economic promises by political parties; however, most of the plans won’t be realised until next week read the Irish Times coverage here

You can read here some of the party’s economic manifestos or policy’s they have previously released (I assume they won’t stray too far).

Social Dem’s info here.

People Before Profit proposed 2020 budget.

Labour’s Proposed 2020 budget.

Sinn Fein proposed policies

Green Party info here.

Aontu info here

Sorry if I missed any parties. I will update one more information becomes available. Main parties information is in the Irish Times link up top.

In other election news (some is a few days old but I didn’t include in previous posts).

SINN FÉIN Councillor and former MMA fighter Paddy Holohan has been suspended from the party after making comments on two separate episodes of his podcast ‘No Shame’ listen here to make up your own mind (if the episodes remain up).

Former MEP and TD Marian Harkin has declared that she will run as an Independent candidate in the Sligo Leitrim constituency in the general election.

Health might play a big role in Sligo as the trolley crises continues read about it here.

The Irish examiner give an interesting insight to the political battlegrounds read more here.

People Before Profit have said they are offering a “radical alternative” to the “stranglehold” of Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael in the General Election. It’ll be unlikely they will be able to reproduce their 2011 and 2016 successes.

As well as Verona Murphy who has announced that she will run as an independent candidate for Wexford

Dublin-Central Independent TD Maureen O’Sullivan announced she will not contest the General Election.

Along side Minister for State Finian McGrath.

As of now there has been 13 TD’s from the 32nd Dail who won’t be contesting this election. Follow IrishPolMaps on Twitter for some interesting insights (I am not affiliated)

Postal or special votes deadline is today, Jan 16 – Other registration deadline is Wed 22 Jan as per the registration issues I brought up here.

More to follow.



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