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Well the election down south looks to be one of the most interesting in ages. I am hoping to maybe do this election myself, but I might need a little help, as my only previous attempt at a scenario (Northern Ireland 1998)was a bit of a failure. If i can get a hand where needed I hope to have this out shortly after the election takes place. Maybe if i can get the hang of this scenario lark i can retry N.I 1998!

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I'd be interested in helping out, or possibly writing up the groundwork.

issues

Abortion

Childrens' Rights

Economy

Education

Environment

Europe

Financial Crisis

Healthcare

Northern Ireland

Senate

Tax and Budget

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I'd be interested in helping out, or possibly writing up the groundwork.

issues

Abortion

Childrens' Rights

Economy

Education

Environment

Europe

Financial Crisis

Healthcare

Northern Ireland

Senate

Tax and Budget

Yeah these are good issues I think. I think Emigration, IMF/EU Bailout and Legacy of Fianna Fail should be added.

On a different note I am totally hopeless at making maps. So can anyone send me an Ireland scenario with the map I could use?

thewhorock93@hotmail.co.uk

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I can do the groundwork for you. I'll write out the issue positions when I have time this weekend.

Parties

Fianna Fail

Fine Gael

Labour

Green

Sinn Fein

United Left

New Vision

issues

Abortion

Budget

Childrens' Rights

Corruption

Defence

Economy

Education

Environment

Europe

EU-IMF Bailout

Financial Crisis

Irish Language

Healthcare

Northern Ireland

Rural Issues

Senate

Tax Policy

Transport

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Just one or two things. One I think Fis Nua should just be replaced by all other independants. And two defence is not an issue in Ireland. I think it should be replaced either by Minimum wage, Universal Social charge or (since the Greens made a big deal of it) electoral reform

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BTW, can someone PLEASE send me a map, I am actually desperate!

send to thewhorock93@hotmail.co.uk

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BTW, can someone PLEASE send me a map, I am actually desperate!

send to thewhorock93@hotmail.co.uk

Check your inbox.

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Now thanks to Patine (your a saint) I have the map I needed. I'm working on parties and candidates at the minute. With the sheer number of Independats I am going to include New Vision (not Fis Nua). So here are the parties and leaders I'm working on.

Fine Gael-Enda Kenney

Fianna Fail-Micheal Marin

Labour-Eamonn Gilmore

Sinn Fein-Gerry Adams

Greens-John Gormley

United Left Alliance-Joe Higgins

New Vision-Luke "Ming" Flanagan

Independants-Shane Ross

I'm a bit of a beginner at scenarios. Parties and candidates are easy, but the map and regions are confusing. So I may ask what's what when I come to them.

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All Parties, Leaders, and scenario details done. But not sure what the next step is. If anyone wants what I got so far just leave me your e-mail

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All Parties, Leaders, and scenario details done. But not sure what the next step is. If anyone wants what I got so far just leave me your e-mail

Cool. kurtsg@umich.edu I'll do the issues and whatnot.

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Seems to be all coming together well. I like the issues so far. But i defiantly think the legacy of fianna fail shold be an issue. Any thing else I could do?

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Seems to be all coming together well. I like the issues so far. But i defiantly think the legacy of fianna fail shold be an issue. Any thing else I could do?

How about the "Government" issue instead of "Corruption," since the two issues are basically the same.

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issues

Abortion

Budget

Childrens' Rights

Defence

Economy

Education

Environment

Europe

Financial Crisis

Government

Irish Language

Healthcare

Northern Ireland

Privatisation

Rural Issues

Senate

Tax Policy

Transport

// left to right, 1 - 5

// Abortion

Abortion should be the undeniable right of all women in all circumstances.

At least in the first trimester abortion should be available to all women.

Abortion should only be a legal option in the cases of rape, incest or life and after counselling.

Abortion is wrong. Make unlawful abortions punishable by up to twelve years in prison.

Abortion is murder. Criminalise women travelling to the UK for abortions.

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//Budget

Ignore the deficit and debt. Massive spending for new social welfare schemes.

Deficit spending to stimulate our economy. Oppose cuts to social programs.

Targeted spending cuts and tax increases to cut deficit without compromising public services.

Enact strict austerity measures to reduce the budget deficit. Reduce public spending.

Make deep cuts to social programs, reduce government debt, and overhaul public sector.

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//Children's Rights

The proposed amendment is a threat to the rights of the accused in statutory rape cases.

Support the referendum on children's rights. Reduce the age of consent to 16.

Support the referendum on children's rights. Tougher child protection laws.

Support the referendum on children's rights. Use army training to instil discipline in youths.

Defend parents' rights and the family unit, not children's rights.

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// Defence

Commit to pacifism and absolute neutrality. Oppose America at all costs!

A military might be necessary but only for national self-defence. Our neutrality should be valued highly with no commitments.

Slow, partial integration with NATO and EU "battlegroups". Keep constitution as it is for now, no foreign armies allowed in Ireland.

Look towards long-term membership of NATO. Introduce constitutional change to allow EU battlegroup training on Irish soil.

Support America in the new War on Terror. Send the Defence Forces to fight in Afghanistan!

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// Economy

Large social development programmes. Reduce work week. Public ownership of industry.

More public spending to create jobs and protect public services. Raise minimum wage.

Moderate stimulus package. Restore social partnerships with unions and business.

Reduce public sector spending and regulation. Lower the minimum wage.

Abolish the minimum wage. Large cuts to public spending and deregulation.

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// Education

Large investment in education. Nationalise all private schools and colleges.

More funding for schools, especially ones in capital investment programmes.

Reduce class sizes. Redirect resources to help the neediest pupils.

Limit growth in education spending. Try to reduce class sizes.

Education is best provided by the private sector. End free university fees.

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// Environment

The environment is the first priority. No unecological policies. Penalize eco offenses.

Environment is a priority. More tax incentives for being eco-friendly. Invest in new technologies.

We must protect the environment. Need more recycling, meet Kyoto targets.

Open to environmentalism, but other issues matter more, rights of landowners and farmers need to be respected.

Stop environmentalist hyperbole and fearmongering, it hurts business.

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// Europe

Disband the European Union. Give power back to the national states.

Stop EU enlargement and restrict EU powers. Devolve more powers to the states.

Support more common EU standards to promote unity. Reform European constitution.

Enlarge EU further and commit for more EU powers. Support Lisbon Treaty.

Abolish all state authority. The United States of Europe is a worthy goal.

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//Financial Crisis

Neo-liberal capitalism is dead. Permanent bank nationalisation and salary caps. Reject the Bailout.

Nationalise and restructure banks. Tax banker bonuses. Reject the EU-IMF Bailout terms.

Reorganise the financial sector to isolate bad loans. Renegotiate the terms of the EU-IMF Bailout.

Bail out the banks, but keep them in private hands. Support the terms of the EU-IMF Bailout.

Maintain private ownership and rescind the bailouts. Let the bad banks fail.

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// Government

Only a true left-wing government is acceptable for Ireland. No cooperation with Rightist parties.

Fianna Fail brought us to the brink of disaster. Vote for change with a Fine Gael-Labour coalition.

Ireland needs a broad-based coalition government of national unity to handle the current crisis.

Stay with the Fianna Fail government. We made Ireland the Celtic Tiger and can bring it back.

Ireland needs a conservative, non-leftist government that won't upset the markets.

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// Healthcare

Healthcare should be a solely public good. No private hospitals.

More doctors and nurses, higher pay. End tax breaks for private healthcare.

More funding for public healthcare, encourage more private healthcare.

Take a harder stance in public pay negotiations. Build private hospitals on public land.

Expand private healthcare and reduce the public sector's role.

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// Irish Language

Irish should be the main language of this country. Begin teaching through Irish in all schools immediately.

More laws to protect rights and privileges for Irish-speakers.

Continue to promote Irish language in the State. Campaign for official status as an EU language.

Drop the Irish language campaign in the EU, cut wasteful initiatives. Abolish compulsory teaching after age 15.

Stop all public funding for Irish language. Remove compulsory Irish from the second-level curriculum.

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// Northern Ireland

The creation of a 32 county Republic has utmost priority and should be the primary goal of any government.

The government should seek a steady but cautious course towards a United Ireland via negotiations.

For now the Irish government should simply seek more cross-border cooperation and dialogue with the UK and N.I.

A United Ireland is desirable but not realistic anytime soon, we should not worry too much about it.

Northern Ireland is another country now and it really shouldn't matter, reunification might actually be more trouble than it's worth.

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//Privatisation

Nationalize struggling industries to save jobs and promote social justice.

Oppose further privatisation of public services and companies.

Privatisation should only when it is necessary or more efficient.

More competition in markets. Privatisate some public services and companies.

Privatise or sell off all public services and companies.

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// Rural Issues

Prioritise social programs targeted towards the urban working class.

Slash farming and fishery subsidies. Development needs to be limited.

Encourage rural business development. Make rural services more efficient.

Protect rural services, farming, and fisheries. More funding for rural development.

Large redistribution of resources from Dublin to rural areas.

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//Senate

Abolish the Senate. Make the Oireachtas a unicameral legislature.

Reform the Senate by making it a directly-elected body.

Hold a national referendum on the future of the Senate.

Keep the Senate as is. It is a valuable Irish institution.

Make the Senate entirely appointed at the whim of the Taoiseach.

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//Tax Policy

Income tax should be returned to the 1970s progressive levels. Impose "wealth tax."

Reduce tax burden on the working class but raise taxes on the wealthy and bankers.

Close tax loopholes for the wealthy but preserve tax rates for everyone.

Broaden tax base by eliminating deductions, and increasing VAT and Carbon Tax levies.

Establish a flat income tax of 41% for individuals. Lower taxes on business.

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//Transport

Raise car and petrol taxes to pay for comprehensive public transport programme.

Improve public transport through higher public investment.

Improve transport through public-private investment, like the National Development Plan.

Expand public-private partnerships in public transportation and build more roads.

Privatise and deregulate current public transit systems like buses, trains and airports.

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I think is this had the map sorted and the riding data it would be ready to go. I would gladly sort out the data, but someone would have to do the map. I can't make head nor tails of it

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Here are the party platforms.

Fianna Fail

Abortion CR

Budget CR

Childrens' Rights C

Defence C

Economy CR

Education CR

Environment CR

Europe CR

Financial Crisis CR

Government CR

Healthcare CR

Irish Language C

Northern Ireland C

Privatisation CR

Rural Issues C

Senate C

Tax Policy CR

Transport CR

Fine Gael

Abortion C

Budget C

Childrens' Rights CR

Defence CR

Economy C

Education C

Environment C

Europe CR

Financial Crisis C

Government CL

Healthcare C

Irish Language CR

Northern Ireland CR

Privatisation C

Rural Issues CR

Senate L

Tax Policy C

Transport C

Labour

Abortion CL

Budget CL

Childrens' Rights CL

Defence CL

Economy CL

Education CL

Environment CL

Europe C

Financial Crisis CL

Government CL

Healthcare CL

Irish Language C

Northern Ireland CR

Privatisation CL

Rural Issues CL

Senate L

Tax Policy CL

Transport CL

Sinn Fein

Abortion C

Budget CL

Childrens' Rights CL

Defence L

Economy CL

Education CL

Environment CL

Europe CL

Financial Crisis L

Government L

Healthcare L

Irish Language L

Northern Ireland L

Privatisation CL

Rural Issues CR

Senate L

Tax Policy L

Transport CL

Greens

Abortion CL

Budget CR

Childrens' Rights CL

Defence CL

Economy CR

Education C

Environment L

Europe C

Financial Crisis

Government C

Irish Language C

Healthcare C

Northern Ireland C

Privatisation C

Rural Issues CL

Senate CL

Tax Policy CR

Transport L

United Left Alliance

Abortion L

Budget L

Childrens' Rights L

Defence L

Economy L

Education L

Environment CL

Europe L

Financial Crisis L

Government L

Irish Language CL

Healthcare L

Northern Ireland CL

Privatisation L

Rural Issues L

Senate L

Tax Policy L

Transport CL

New Vision

Abortion CL

Budget C

Childrens' Rights CL

Defence CL

Economy C

Education CL

Environment L

Europe CL

Financial Crisis CL

Government C

Irish Language CL

Healthcare CL

Northern Ireland C

Privatisation CL

Rural Issues CR

Senate CL

Tax Policy CL

Transport CL

Independents (led by Shane Ross)

Abortion CL

Budget C

Childrens' Rights C

Defence C

Economy C

Education C

Environment CL

Europe CL

Financial Crisis R

Government C

Irish Language CL

Healthcare CL

Northern Ireland CR

Privatisation C

Rural Issues CL

Senate CL

Tax Policy C

Transport C

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I think givin the diverse range of independants maybe put all theirs slap bang in the middle, but Shane Ross himself is very neo-liberal, so far right on just about all economic policies. New vision are a weird one, not sure where to put most. left on enviornmental issues and centre left or centre on just about everything else. Glad to see this nearing completion. Im thinking of next going back and doing NI 1998 like i said i would ages ago. Thanks for all the help GOP progressive!

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I think givin the diverse range of independants maybe put all theirs slap bang in the middle, but Shane Ross himself is very neo-liberal, so far right on just about all economic policies. New vision are a weird one, not sure where to put most. left on enviornmental issues and centre left or centre on just about everything else. Glad to see this nearing completion. Im thinking of next going back and doing NI 1998 like i said i would ages ago. Thanks for all the help GOP progressive!

Shane Ross hates the Bailouts and the EU, and seems pretty populist. But I'll post the Independents and New Vision shortly.

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Yes he hates the bailouts as he belived the banks should be allowed to fail, different to say the ULA who would beleive the banks should be nationalised

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Yes he hates the bailouts as he belived the banks should be allowed to fail, different to say the ULA who would beleive the banks should be nationalised

Good point. Do you think the platform I gave Mr. Ross & the independents make sense?

I'll post regionalism shortly.

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