Friday, July 27, 2007

Irish Senate-Conservative V Liberal

The NUI electorate has chosen two conservative Senators and one Socialist. Ronan Mullen is a conservative on social issues and strongly opposed to abortion. Fergal Quinn is also conservative and opposed to abortion. Joe O Toole is a Socialist. The TCD electorate chose Shane Ross, Ivana Bacik and David Norris. Bacik and Norris are pro abortion. Expect heated debates on abortion as Ronan Mullen clashes with Bacik and Norris. The Irish Times reports that - “At the count his supporters included his parents, sister, nephew, his cousin Michael (a Fine Gael councillor), Prof Binchy and Justin Barrett, a former Youth Defence spokesman."
Whether the Irish Times likes it or not Ronan Mullen is representative of the views of the NUI electorate on the abortion issue. Any campaign launched in the Senate by Norris and Bacik -to promote abortion- is doomed to failure.


Angelo said...

What a lie! I was at the count for 3 days and Justin Barrett was never there, not even for a minute.
Ronan Mullen has no connection with him. Barrett is a fascist, Mullen is a Christian Democrat who attracted votes from right and left. He wouldn’t have been elected without transferred votes of left wing electors.
Shame on the Irish Times.

Angelo said...

The following clarification appears in today's Irish Times:

"Madam, - Your report of Rónán Mullen's Seanad election victory (The Irish Times, July 27th) claimed that Mr Justin Barrett, "a former Youth Defence spokesman", was among our supporters at the count centre. This is not true.

Mr Barrett was never part of our campaign and to our almost certain knowledge he was not present at the count. - Yours, etc,

Dr ANDREW O'CONNELL, (Rónán Mullen Campaign Manager), Lucan, Co Dublin.

The error is regretted. - Ed, IT."