13 Responses to Interview with Catherine Seeley

  1. AP May 6, 2015 at 4:16 pm #

    It took several electoral cycles before voters made the switch
    like in Mid Ulster and Fermanagh South Tyrone previously. My theory goes that this occurred when the incumbency of the MP or their party finally counted against them.
    For example voters getting tired of some of their antics to put it mildly.

    Only then did the apathy give way to be replaced with a certain confidence.
    They could remove the sitting MP. Has Upper Bann and North Belfast reached that point
    I don’t know, I hope so. Confidence is the key to a good turnout and winning those seats.

  2. Michael Quilligan May 6, 2015 at 5:36 pm #

    Grand interview Jude…I hope Catherine does well tomorrow, she’s a fine speaker and will make a formidable MP.

    • Jude Collins May 6, 2015 at 6:24 pm #

      Grma, Michael – it was all very improvised during her lunch hour, with me doing the selfie thing…

  3. Iolar May 6, 2015 at 6:31 pm #

    Things can only get better

    Tá cuma na maitheasa ag teacht ar an scéal/Things are taking a turn for the better. Here is one lady who is not for turning. The dinosaurs are certainly an endangered species. At last, the body politic appears to be off life support with Ms Sturgeon and Ms Seeley standing up to the Tories.

  4. giordanobruno May 6, 2015 at 7:13 pm #

    The dinosaur remark was interesting ….”we need the dinosaurs to step down, they have done their bit”.
    Clearly a little dig at the old guard in her own party, and I wholeheartedly agree with her.
    Tell her to get some sleep though. Maggie Thatcher famously survived on 4 hours a night and look how she turned out.

  5. paddy May 6, 2015 at 7:13 pm #

    Loved it Jude and like Catherine I hope she gets elected and helps bring about real change .

  6. Luddite May 6, 2015 at 9:27 pm #

    how does this work, do I need to download something to watch it?

    • Jude Collins May 6, 2015 at 9:38 pm #

      Periscope, L. Google it and download if you have an iphone or ipad…

    • Alice May 7, 2015 at 2:47 am #

      You should be able to watch in a web-browser without installing extra software. (Adobe’s ‘Flash Player’ is required though.)

      Installing the Periscope app’ lets you send textual feedback or ask questions.

  7. Patrick May 6, 2015 at 11:47 pm #

    Fantastic interview. I have to say I was very impressed with Catherine. She came across as a real breath of fresh air.

    If I was to compare Catherine with the youthful candidate the SDLP are standing in my constituency of West Tryone then I think there is the difference between night and day.

    It’s clear to me that the SF personnel passionately believe in the ideology of its party. In its attempt to create a 32 county Irish Republic that will treat all its citizens (regardless of sexuality or political persuasion etc) as equals there is something there for its members and supporters to passionately believe in and it’s why I believe come across as being more dynamic than the other parties.

    Right or wrong when looking at the SDLP I see a collection of individuals within a party that doesn’t know what it stands for. The individuals appear to me to be motivated more by the career they can carve out for themselves (witness the double jobbing of its leader for instance). The party appear tired, divided, devoid of imagination and lacking entirely in strong leadership. Look at the disappearing act of its leader throughout the election campaign for evidence.

    It’s hard to see anything other than continued growth for SF, North and South, and with the likes of Catherine and others within the party I feel that the party is well set for the future.

    • Argenta May 7, 2015 at 11:23 pm #

      Looking at it from the outside,it didn’t seem to me that Daniel Mc Crossan(the S D L P candidate in West Tyrone) was lacking in dynamism.He appeared to be more energised than the present incumbent the 70 yr old Pat Doherty resident in Donegal!

      • Jude Collins May 8, 2015 at 7:39 am #

        I was feeling a bit glum this morning but you’ve cheered me up no end, Argie: “Looking at it from the outside”…You are a brilliant cheerer-upper…

  8. playitagain May 7, 2015 at 10:09 am #

    Very impressed …. is this the future? Should account for some cross tribal votes.