The Whos and Who-nots of General Election 2016

Here is my list of candidates to vote for, to consider (maybe) and to completely avoid in each constituency. Don’t let me tell you what to do though, I’m not a politician. All constituencies are in alphabetical order.

AAA-PBP = Anti-Austerity Alliance/People Before Profit | CP = Communist Party | DDI = Direct Democracy Ireland | FF = Fianna Fail | FG = Fine Gael | Lab = Labour | SF = Sinn Fein | WP = Workers’ Party | WUAG = Workers and Unemployed Action Group | R2C = Right2Change

 

Carlow-Kilkenny

Vote for:

  • Adrienne Wallace (AAA-PBP)
  • Conor Mac Liam (AAA-PBP)
  • Kathleen Funchion (SF)

Do not vote for:

  • Bobby Aylward (FF)
  • John McGuinness (FF)
  • Jennifer Murnane-O’Connor (FF)
  • John Paul Phelan (FG)
  • Pat Deering (FG)
  • David Fitzgerald (FG)
  • Ann Phelan (Lab)
  • Patrick McKee (Renua)
  • Paddy Manning (Ind)

Maybes:

  • Malcolm Noonan (Greens)
  • Noel Walsh (Ind)

Cavan-Monaghan

Vote for:

  • Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin (SF)
  • Kathryn Reilly (SF)

Do not vote for:

  • Brendan Smith (FF)
  • Mike Durkan (FF)
  • Niamh Smyth (FF)
  • Heather Humphreys (FG)
  • Joe O’Reilly (FG)
  • Aoife O’Connell (DDI)
  • Michael McDermott (DDI)
  • Sean Conlan (Ind/former FG)

Maybes:

  • Mícheál Callaghan (Greens)
  • John Wilson (Ind)
  • Jimmy Mee (Ind)


Clare

Vote for:

  • Noeleen Moran (SF)
  • Michael McNamara (Lab)
  • Niamh O’Brien (Fís Nua)

Do not vote for:

  • Timmy Dooley (FF)
  • Michael McDonagh (FF)
  • Clare Colleran Molloy (FF)
  • Pat Breen (FG)
  • Joe Carey (FG)
  • Mary Howard (FG)
  • Ian Lynch (Ind/former FG)

Maybes:

  • Fergal Smith (Greens)
  • Ann Norton (Ind)
  • Michael Harty (Ind)
  • Richard Cahill (Ind)

 

Cork East

Vote for:

  • Pat Buckley (SF)
  • Ciara Leonardi-Roche (AAA-PBP)
  • Kieran McCarthy (Ind/former SF/R2C)

Do not vote for:

  • Barbara Ahern (FF)
  • Kevin O’Keefe (FF)
  • Tom Barry (FG)
  • David Stanton (FG)
  • Noel McCarthy (FG)
  • Sean Sherlock (Lab)
  • Paul Bradford (Renua)
  • Mary Linehan-Foley (Ind/former FF)

Maybe:

  • Natasha Harty (Greens)
  • Ken Curtin (SD/former FF)
  • Ross Cannon (Ind)

 

Cork North-Central

Vote for:

  • Jonathan O’Brien (SF)
  • Thomas Gould (SF)
  • Mick Barry (AAA-PBP)
  • Ted Tynan (WP)
  • Thomas Kiely (Ind)

Do not vote for:

  • Billy Kelleher (FF)
  • Dara Murphy (FG)
  • Julie O’Leary (FG)
  • Kathleen Lynch (Lab)
  • Paddy O’Leary (Renua)
  • Aislinn Tongue (Ind)
  • Peter O’Loughlin (Ind)

Maybe:

  • Oliver Moran (Greens)
  • Ger Keohane (Ind/former SF)

 

Cork North-West

Vote for:

  • Nigel Dennehy (SF)
  • Shirley Griffin (Ind)
  • Steven O’Riordan (Ind)
  • Diarmuid O’Flynn (Ind)

Do not vote for:

  • Aindrias Moynihan (FF)
  • Michael Moynihan (FF)
  • Áine Collins (FG)
  • Michael Creed (FG)
  • Jason Fitzgerald (Renua)

Maybe:

  • Cormac Manning (Greens)
  • Michael O’Donnell (CP)
  • John Paul O’Shea (Ind)

 

Cork South-Central

Vote for:

  • Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire (SF)
  • Fiona Ryan (AAA-PBP)
  • Jim O’Connell (AAA-PBP)
  • Mick Finn (Ind)

Do not vote for:

  • Micheál Martin (FF)
  • Michael McGrath (FF)
  • Jerry Buttimer (FG)
  • Simon Coveney (FG)
  • Ciaran Lynch (Lab)
  • Ciaran Kenneally (Renua)
  • Elizabeth Hourihane (Ind)

Maybe:

  • Lorna Bogue (Greens)
  • Joe Harris (Ind)
  • Diarmuid Ó Cadhla (Ind)

 

Cork South-West

Vote for:

  • Rachel McCarthy (SF)
  • Fiona O’Leary (Ind/R2C)

Do not vote for:

  • Margaret Murphy-O’Mahony (FF)
  • Jim Daly (FG)
  • Noel Harrington (FG)
  • Michael McCarthy (Lab)
  • Theresa Heaney (Catholic Democrats)
  • Alan Coleman (Ind/former FF)

Maybe:

  • John O’Mahony (Greens)
  • Gillian Powell (Ind)
  • Michael Collins (Ind)

 

Donegal

Vote for:

  • Pearse Doherty (SF)
  • Padraig Mach Lochlainn (SF)
  • Gary Doherty (SF)
  • Thomas Pringle (Ind)

Do not vote for:

  • Pat ‘the Cope’ Gallagher (FF)
  • Charlie McConalogue (FF)
  • Joe McHugh (FG)
  • Paddy Harte Jnr (FG)
  • Frank McBrearty Jnr (Ind/former Lab)

Maybe:

  • Niamh Kennedy (Ind)
  • Tim Jackson (Ind)
  • Ian McGarvey (Ind)
  • Dessie Shiels (Ind)

 

Dublin Bay North

Vote for:

  • Denise Mitchell (SF)
  • Micheál MacDonncha (SF)
  • John Lyons (AAA-PBP)
  • Michael O’Brien (AAA-PBP)
  • Cian O’Callaghan (SD/former Lab)
  • Tommy Broughan (Ind/former Lab)

Do not vote for:

  • Sean Haughey (FF)
  • Deirdre Heney (FF)
  • Naoise O Muiri (FG)
  • Stephanie Regan (FG)
  • Aodhan O Riordan (Lab)
  • Terence Flanagan (Renua)
  • Tom Darcy (DDI)
  • Paul Clarke (Ind)

Maybe:

  • Donna Cooney (Greens)
  • David Healy (Greens)
  • Finian McGrath (Ind)
  • Averil Power (Ind/former FF)
  • Jimmy Guerin (Ind)

 

Dublin Bay South

Vote for:

  • Annette Mooney (AAA-PBP)
  • Glenna Lynch (SD)

Do not vote for:

  • Jim O’Callaghan (FF)
  • Kate O’Connell (FG)
  • Eoghan Murphy (FG)
  • Lucinda Creighton (Renua)
  • Kevin Humphreys (Lab)

Maybe:

  • Chris Andrews (SF/former FF)
  • Eamon Ryan (Greens)
  • Mannix Flynn (Ind)

 

Dublin Central

Vote for:

  • Mary Lou McDonald (SF)
  • Gary Gannon (SD)
  • Maureen O’Sullivan (Ind)
  • Eilis Ryan (WP)
  • Diana O’Dwyer (AAA-PBP)
  • Christy Burke (Ind/former SF)
  • Cieran Perry (Ind)

Do not vote for:

  • Mary Fitzpatrick (FF)
  • Paschal Donohoe (FG)
  • Joe Costello (Lab)
  • Cormac McKay (DDI)
  • Jacqui Gilbourne (Renua)

Maybe:

  • Ian Noel Smyth (Greens)

 

Dublin Fingal

Vote for:

  • Louise O’Reilly (SF)
  • Terry Kelleher (AAA-PBP)
  • Roslyn Fuller (Ind)
  • Clare Daly (Ind4Change)
  • Barry Martin (Ind4Change)

Do not vote for:

  • Lorraine Clifford Lee (FF)
  • Darragh O’Brien (FF)
  • Alan Farrell (FG)
  • James Reilly (FG)
  • Brendan Ryan (Lab)
  • Gerry Molloy (Renua)
  • Marcus de Brun (Ind)

Maybe:

  • Joe O’Brien (Greens)
  • Tony Murphy (Ind)

 

Dublin Mid-West

Vote for:

  • Eoin O Broin (SF)
  • Gino Kenny (AAA-PBP)
  • Lorraine Hennessy (WP)
  • Anne-Marie McNally (SD)

Do not vote for:

  • John Curran (FF)
  • Frances Fitzgerald (FG)
  • Derek Keating (FG)
  • Joanna Tuffy (Lab)
  • Christopher Healy (DDI)

Maybe:

  • Paul Gogarty (Ind/former Green)
  • Clare Leonard (Ind/former DDI)
  • Francis Timmons (Ind)

Dublin North-West

Vote for:

  • Andrew Keegan (AAA-PBP)
  • Dessie Ellis (SF)
  • Cathleen Carney Boud (SF)
  • Roisin Shortall (SD/former Lab)
  • Jimmy Dignam (WP)

Do not vote for:

  • Paul McAuliffe (FF)
  • Noel Rock (FG)
  • John Lyons (Lab)
  • Cormac McKay (DDI)

Maybe:

  • Bernie Hughes (Ind)
  • Caroline Conroy (Greens)


Dublin Rathdown

Vote for:

  • Nicola Curry (AAA-PBP)
  • Sorcha Nic Cormaic (SF)

Do not vote for:

  • Mary White (FF)
  • Alan Shatter (FG)
  • Josepha Madigan (FG)
  • Alex White (Lab)
  • Alan Daveron (Renua)
  • Shane Ross (Ind)
  • Peter Mathews (Ind)

Maybe:

  • Catherine Martin (Greens)


Dublin South-Central

Vote for:

  • Joan Collins (Ind4Change)
  • Bríd Smith (AAA-PBP)
  • Aengus Ó Snodaigh (SF)
  • Marie Devine (SF)
  • Liam Coyne (SD)

Do not vote for:

  • Catherine Ardagh (FF)
  • Catherine Byrne (FG)
  • Eric Byrne (Lab)
  • Michael Gargan (Renua)
  • Neville Bradley (DDI)
  • Paul Hand (Ind)

Maybe:

  • Oisín Ó hAlmhain (Greens)
  • Richard Murray (Ind)


Dublin South-West

Vote for:

  • Sandra Fay (AAA-PBP)
  • Paul Murphy (AAA-PBP)
  • Sean Crowe (SF)
  • Sarah Holland (SF)
  • Katherine Zappone (Ind)
  • Kieran Adam Quigley (Ind)

Do not vote for:

  • Colm Brophy (FG)
  • Anne-Marie Dermody (FG)
  • Karen Warren (FG)
  • Mick Duff (Lab)
  • Pamela Kearns (Lab)
  • John Lahart (FF)
  • Eamonn Maloney (Ind/former Lab)
  • Ronan McMahon (Renua)
  • Stephen Sinclair (DDI)

Maybe:

  • Declan Burke (Ind)
  • Peter Fitzpatrick (Ind)
  • Deirdre O’Donovan (Ind)
  • Francis Duffy (Greens)


Dublin West

Vote for:

  • Ruth Coppinger (AAA-PBP)
  • Paul Donnelly (SF)
  • TJ Clare (Ind)

Do not vote for:

  • Joan Burton (Lab)
  • Jack Chambers (FF)
  • Catherine Noone (FG)
  • Leo Varadkar (FG)
  • Jo O’Brien (Renua)
  • David McGuinness (Ind/former FF)

Maybe:

  • Roderic O’Gorman (Greens)

Dun Laoghaire

Vote for:

  • Richard Boyd Barrett (AAA-PBP)
  • Shane O’Brien (SF)
  • Carol Hunt (Ind)

Do not vote for:

  • Mary Hanafin (FF)
  • Cormaic Devlin (FF)
  • Mary Mitchell O’Connor (FG)
  • Maria Bailey (FG)
  • Carrie Smiyth (Lab)
  • Frank Cronin (Renua)
  • Raymond Whitehead (DDI)

Maybe:

  • Ossian Smyth (Greens)


Galway East

Vote for:

  • Annemarie Roche (SF)

Do not vote for:

  • Ciarán Cannon (FG)
  • Paul Connaughton Jnr (FG)
  • Colm Keaveney (FF)
  • Anne Rabbitte (FF)
  • Michael Fahy (Ind)
  • Aengus Melia (DDI)

Maybe:

  • Sean Canney (Ind)


Galway West

Vote for:

  • Trevor Ó Clochartaigh (SF)
  • Catherine Connolly (Ind)
  • Niall Ó Tuathail (SD)
  • Tommy Holohan (AAA-PBP)
  • Mike Cubbard (Ind)

Do not vote for:

  • Éamon Ó Cuív (FF)
  • Mary Hoade (FF)
  • John Connolly (FF)
  • Sean Kyne (FG)
  • Hildegarde Naughton (FG)
  • John O’Mahony (FG)
  • Fidelma Healy Eames (Ind/former FG)
  • Noel Grealish (Ind/former PD)
  • James Charity (Ind)
  • Nicola Daveron (Renua)
  • Ruairí O’Neill
  • Tommy Roddy (Ind)

Maybe:

  • Seamus Sheridan (Greens)


Kerry

Vote for:

  • Kevin Murphy (Ind/R2C)
  • Brian Finucane (AAA-PBP)
  • Arthur Spring (Lab)
  • Michael O’Gorman (Ind)
  • Martin Ferris (SF)

Do not vote for:

  • Jimmy Deenihan (FG)
  • Brendan Griffin (FG)
  • Grace O’Donnell (FG)
  • Norma Moriarty (FF)
  • John Brassil (FF)
  • Michael Healy-Rae (Ind)
  • Danny Healy-Rae (Ind)
  • Donal O’Corcoran (Renua)
  • Mary E. Fitzgibbon (Ind)
  • Henry Gaynor (Ind)

Maybe:

  • Michael Fitzgerald (Greens)

Kildare North

Vote for:

  • Catherine Murphy (SD)
  • Réada Cronin (SF)
  • Ashling Merriman (AAA-PBP)
  • Brendan Young (Ind)

Do not vote for:

  • Bernard Durkan (FG)
  • Anthony Lawlor (FG)
  • Emmet Stagg (Lab)
  • James Lawless (FF)
  • Frank O’Rourke (FF)
  • Shane Fitzgerald (Renua)

Maybe:

  • Maebh Ní Fhallúin (Greens)

Kildare South

Vote for:

  • Patricia Ryan (SF)
  • Declan Crowe (Ind)

Do not vote for:

  • Martin Heydon (FG)
  • Fiona McLoughlin-Healy (FG)
  • Seán Ó Fearghail (FF)
  • Fiona O’Loughlin (FF)
  • Mark Wall (Lab)
  • Mary Kennedy (Renua)

Laois

Vote for:

  • Brian Stanley (SF)

Do not vote for:

  • Charles Flanagan (FG)
  • Thomasina Connell (FG)
  • Seán Fleming (FF)
  • John Whelan (Lab)

Maybe:

  • Sinead Moore (Greens)

Limerick City

Vote for:

  • Maurice Quinlivan (SF)
  • Cian Prendiville (AAA-PBP)
  • Sarah Jane Hennely (SD)

Do not vote for:

  • Michael Noonan (FG)
  • Kieran O’Donnell (FG)
  • Willie O’Dea (FF)
  • Jan O’Sullivan (Lab)

Maybe:

  • James Gaffney (Greens)

Limerick County

Vote for:

  • Seamus Browne (SF)
  • James Heffernan (SD)

Do not vote for:

  • Niall Collins (FF)
  • Richard O’Donoghue (Ind/former FF)
  • Patrick O’Donovan (FG)
  • Tom Neville (FG)
  • Mark Leogh (DDI)

Maybe:

  • Alexander Cosgrave (Greens)
  • Emmett O’Brien (Ind)

Longford-Westmeath

Vote for:

  • Paul Hogan (SF)
  • Dom Parker (AAA-PBP)
  • Barbara Smyth (Ind/R2C/former SF)

Do not vote for:

  • Connie Gerety-Quin (FF)
  • Robert Troy (FF)
  • James Bannon (FG)
  • Peter Burke (FG)
  • Gabrielle McFadden (FG)
  • Willie Penrose (Lab)
  • Stephanie Healy (DDI)
  • Donal Jackson (Ind)
  • James Morgan (Ind)
  • Kevin Moran (Ind/former FF)

Maybe:

  • Manchán Magan (Greens)

Louth

Vote for:

  • Gerry Adams (SF)
  • Imelda Munster (SF)
  • Gareth Weldon (AAA-PBP)

Do not vote for:

  • Declan Breathnach (FF)
  • Emma Coffey (FF)
  • Peter Fitzpatrick (FG)
  • Fergus O’Dowd (FG)
  • Mary Moran (Lab)
  • Ged Nash (Lab)
  • Jeff Rudd (United People/former DDI)
  • Michael O’Dowd (Renua)
  • Pat Greene (DDI)
  • Anthony Connor (DDI)
  • Kevin Callan (Ind/former FG)
  • Maeve Yore (Ind)

Maybe:

  • Mark Dearey (Greens)

Mayo

Vote for:

  • Rose Conway Walsh (SF)
  • Tom Moran (AAA-PBP)

Do not vote for:

  • Dara Calleary (FF)
  • Lisa Chambers (FF)
  • Enda Kenny (FG)
  • Michelle Mulherrin (FG)
  • Michael Ring (FG)
  • Michael Farrington (Renua)

Maybe:

  • Margaret Sheehan (Greens)
  • Gerry O’Boyle (Ind)
  • Jerry Cowley (Ind/former Lab)
  • Peter Jordan (Ind)
  • George O’Malley (Ind)

Meath East

Vote for:

  • Darren O’Rourke (SF)
  • Aisling O’Neill (SD)
  • Seamus McDonagh (WP)

Do not vote for:

  • Thomas Byrne (FF)
  • Regina Doherty (FG)
  • Helen McEntee (FG)
  • Dominic Hannigan (Lab)
  • Sarah Tyrrell (Renua)
  • Ben Gilroy (DDI)

Maybe:

  • Seán Ó Buachalla (Greens)
  • Sharon Keogan (Ind)

Meath West

Vote for:

  • Peadar Tóibín (SF)
  • Seamus McMenamin (Greens)

Do not vote for:

  • Ray Butler (FG)
  • Damien English (FG)
  • Shane Cassels (FF)
  • Tracy McElhinney (Lab)
  • Alan Lawes (DDI)

Offaly

Vote for:

  • Carol Nolan (SF)

Do not vote for:

  • Marcella Corcoran Kennedy (FG)
  • Barry Cowen (FF)
  • Eddie Fitzpatrick (FF)
  • John Leahy (Renua)
  • Kate Bopp (Ind)
  • Teresa Ryan-Feehan (Ind)
  • John Foley (Ind/former FF)

Maybe:

  • Ken Smollen (Irish Democratic Party)
  • Joe Hannigan (Ind)


Roscommon-Galway

Vote for:

  • Claire Kerrane (SF)
  • Eddie Conroy (AAA-PBP)

Do not vote for:

  • Shane Curran (FF)
  • Eugene Murphy (FF)
  • Maura Hopkins (FG)
  • John Kelly (Lab)
  • Anne Farrell (Renua)
  • Denis Naughten (Ind/former FG)
  • Michael Fitzmaurice (Ind)

Maybe:

  • Miriam Hennesy (Greens)


Sligo-Leitrim

Vote for:

  • Martin Kenny (SF)
  • Chris MacManus (SF)
  • Nigel Gallagher (AAA-PBP)
  • Declan Bree (Ind/former Lab)
  • Bernard Sweeney (Ind)

Do not vote for:

  • Marc MacSharry (FF)
  • Eamon Scanlon (FF)
  • Tony McLoughlin (FG)
  • John Perry (FG)
  • Gerry Reynolds (FG)
  • Susan O’Keeffe (Lab)
  • Finbarr Filan (Renua)
  • Des Guckian (Ind)
  • Bernie O’Hara (Ind)

Maybe:

  • Leslie O’Hora (Greens)
  • Eamon Murray (Ind)


Tipperary 

Vote for:

  • Seamus Morris (SF)
  • Séamus Healy (WUAG)

Do not vote for:

  • Siobhán Ambrose (FF)
  • Jackie Cahill (FF)
  • Michael Smith (FF)
  • Noel Coonan (FG)
  • Tom Hayes (FG)
  • Marie Murphy (FG)
  • Michael Lowry (Ind/former FG)
  • Alan Kelly (Lab)
  • Mattie McGrath (Ind/former FF)

Maybe:

  • Michael Dillon (Ind)


Waterford

Vote for:

  • David Cullinane (SF)
  • Una Dunphy (AAA-PBP)
  • John Halligan (Ind)

Do not vote for:

  • Mary Butler (FF)
  • Paudie Coffey (FG)
  • John Deasy (FG)
  • Ciara Conway (Lab)
  • Mailo Power (Renua)
  • Edward Quilty (DDI)

Maybe:

  • Grace O’Sullivan (Greens)

 

Wexford

Vote for:

  • Johnny Mythen (SF)
  • Deirdre Wadding (AAA-PBP)
  • Mick Wallace (Ind4Change)
  • Leonard Kelly (SD)
  • Caroline Foxe (Ind)

Do not vote for:

  • James Browne (FF)
  • Aoife Byrne (FF)
  • Malcolm Byrne (FF)
  • Michael W. D’Arcy (FG)
  • Julie Hogan (FG)
  • Paul Kehoe (FG)
  • Brendan Howlin (Lab)
  • David Lloyd (DDI)
  • Paul O’Hanlon (Ind)
  • Ger Carthy (Ind)

Maybe:

  • Ann Walsh (Greens)
  • Emmet Moloney (Ind)

 

Wicklow

Vote for:

  • Anna Doyle (AAA-PBP)
  • Sharon Briggs (AAA-PBP)
  • John Brady (SF)
  • Charlie Keddy (Ind)
  • Anne Ferris (Lab)
  • Stephen Donnelly (SD)

Do not vote for:

  • Pat Casey (FF)
  • Jennifer Cuffe (FF)
  • Joe Behan (Ind/former FF)
  • Avril Cronin (FG)
  • Andrew Doyle (FG)
  • Simon Harris (FG)
  • Billy Timmins (Renua/former FG)

Maybe:

  • Steven Matthews (Greens)
  • Bob Kearns (Ind)
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One Comment Add yours

  1. coc says:

    Charlie Keddy in Wicklow is on the wrong list I think. An anti marriage equality reactionary crank.

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