Archive for June, 2009

mmmm…. …pie

June 7th, 2009

The election count is all over bar the shouting. Squid did a really good job over at the Limerick Blogger and on Twitter tracking numbers and counts and keeping everyone up to date.

In the meantime there are numbers to be crunched and analyses to be performed. John has thrown up some historical graphs and figures on his blog and there will in time be counts etc available in the local and national media, online and from the councils themselves.

Anyway, the new Limerick City Council is
Fine Gael (8): South: Maria Byrne, Ger Fahy, Jim Long, Diarmuid Scully; North: Michael Hourigan, Cormac Hurley, Kevin Kiely; East: Deins McCarthy
Labour (4) South: Joe Leddin, Orla Mcloughlin; North; Tom Shortt; East: Gerry Mclouglin
Independents (3): South: Pat Kennnedy; North: Kathleen Leddin; East: John Gilligan
Fianna Fàil (1): East: Kieran O’Hanlon
Sinn Fèin (1): North: Maurice Quinlivan

Limerick City Council 2009

I can see Fine Gael doing a deal with Pat Kennedy to ensure overall control of the council. Kennedy is essentially an Independent FG councillor anyway and one year in the Mayors office as the price for his support wouldn’t be daylight robbery.

Note to Eamonn Ryan

June 6th, 2009

Having a Green Economy is not dependent on having a Green Party!

Don’t be back!

June 6th, 2009

I was about 5 mins into Terminator:Salvation before I thought “Please somebody save me from this rubbish.”

Even the type of people who like explosions were wondering how you can spend $200 million on a movie and only $2 on a script, and seemingly $0 on acting lessons.

Vote!

June 5th, 2009

Went and did the whole voting extravaganza thing this morning. You should consider going and doing the same, if you are able.

Essentially I voted (quelle suprise) anti-governmnet and anti-Kathy Sinnot so Labour & Fine Gael in the Europeans and Fine Gael, Independent & Labour in the locals. It turns out that I am related to Cllr Lily Wallace, one of the independent councillors in Limerick City, so she got a fairly high preference. The other independents didn’t fare so well, some not getting even as good a preference as the Shinners; but all did better than FF.