He’s Back

Declan Ganley has re-entered the fray. The news – announced sideways in a Wall Street Journal interview – contradicts his vow to quit if he didn’t win a seat in the Euro elections.

As recently as mid-August, Ganley repeated his promise in a series of twitter posts.

Declan Ganley on life as a private citizen
Declan Ganley on life as a private citizen

Asked if he planned to get involved in Lisbon II, he answered: ‘No plans, I gave it my best, if there’s a No, with the cross party ‘leadership’ we have in Ireland they’ll just make us ‘vote’ again anyway.’

And again: ‘In short, no plans to be involved, waste of time.’

‘I tried, I’m back in the business world and enjoying it a lot more, lots to do, straight forward logic and less nonsense.’

And finally: ‘Too busy with work to Twit much. Not in the Lisbon debate. As ever I want the EU to succeed and this little citizen to get on with business and life.’

Around the same, time, I first noticed the ‘Bring Ganley Back’ website, registered to ‘BGB’. The only contact point given is a Ballina postbox. A search for BGB brings up nothing in Mayo.

Comments on the site are uniformly fawning. I sense an astroturf movement building…

By Gerard Cunningham

Gerard Cunningham occupies his time working as a journalist, writer, sub-editor, blogger and podcaster, yet still finds himself underemployed.


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