Well GT, it seems the pretty face has made all the wrong headlines this week and left her backers with egg on their faces claim culture has been brought to a new level by Daddys Girl in Killiney .... poor Maria just shot herself in the foot career wise as she sued the Dean Hotel for not telling her how to use a swing seat. This is an elected representative telling us she needs instructions on how to use a swing...... can anyone really blame the parasites out there making dubious insurance claims when our so called leaders are showing them how. I cant help but feel sorry for the gullible voters who gave her their No. 1 in the last election.gingertom wrote: ↑Fri Feb 05, 2016 7:31 pmhttp://www.irishtimes.com/election-2016/dun-laoghaire
At a recent convention the party’s other TD in the constituency, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, has been nominated to run again at the next election. Party headquarters is expected to nominate a second candidate. Experienced councillors Barry Ward and Maria Bailey contested the convention, with Barry Ward finishing in second place to the sitting TD. However, the imperative of running more women candidates to meet the 30 per cent gender quota could tip the balance in favour of Bailey.
Thoughts? Firstly I will state that I am non party, non polemic and being merely critically analytical.I am an ardent follower of current affairs. Presently it is my experience if one comments on what is in populist thought in present day Ireland, especially in gender issues and what regarding what was known as patriarchal practises in Ireland, it leaves the commentator open to claims of misogyny, amongst other possible anti women/minority accusations.
Anyway, I will say that she is new blood in terms of membership of the Dáil if she is successful. A pretty face is now a political attribute.
I nonetheless, wish her well in her campaign for election. Two good candidates but no room for one, only because of gender.
Positive discrimination in action. Back to the old days, but now it may be Matriarchy instead of Patriarchy??? It is Discrimination to achieve equality, without the consideration of ability or it ignored? Is this replacing one old bad practice with a new bad ideology? Is Ireland reacting in its usual method of over compensating in resolution of serious historical imbalances?
Meritocracy ideology not considered.
Gender aside, it is good to see new candidates for the electorate to select irrespective of gender or orientation, if applicable. For me it is the credentials of the candidate that are empirical, not accident of birth humanity.
Speaking of elections, the Euro Millions Elections have certainly attracted a huge number of runners such is the rewards for the winners ..... and some people believe there is no money in politics !