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‘Boxer’ to assess political future following election seat loss

Thu, Feb 13, 2020

As news began to emanate pertaining to a possible seat loss for outgoing Deputy, Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran, with the formal reveal of official first count votes, an air of political astonishment pervaded the John Count McCormack Centre late on Sunday night.

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General Election Longford/Westmeath constituency statistics

Thu, Feb 13, 2020

Reflecting upon the statistics which prevailed in the Longford/Westmeath constituency upon the conclusion of counting in the General Election 2020, voter turn out was almost three percent lower (60 percent) than the national figure of 60.9 percent.

This figure was 2.55 percent lower than the voter turnout for General Election 2016 despite polling taking place on a Saturday.

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Inaugural Green Party candidate receives electorate endorsement

Thu, Feb 13, 2020

Posting a significant first preference figure of 2,325 votes, inaugural General Election Green Party candidate in the Longford/Westmeath constituency, Cllr. Louise Heavin, expressed her pride at achieving prominent ballot paper recognition as she spoke with the Athlone Advertiser following the formal count conclusion late on Monday night.

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Landmark political outcome in Roscommon/Galway constituency

Thu, Feb 13, 2020

A landmark political milestone was the revelatory outcome from the Roscommon/Galway constituency following the formal count conclusion with the non-election of a Fianna Fáil or Fine Gael candidate for the inaugural occasion.

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General Election fever hits Ardnagrath National School

Thu, Feb 13, 2020

Commencing their election campaigns with a visit to Leinster House in recent times, the children of fifth and sixth classes in Ardnagrath National School afforded the two weeks researching and creating their election manifestos prior to hosting their own polling day on Thursday last.

Eight candidates, representing all political parties, included school, local and even national issues as part of their campaigns. Climate action, health and fitness and the homeless crisis are clearly important issues to these budding politicians, with many of the candidates speaking eloquently during the canditates debate.

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Hodson Bay Hotel Athlone hosts milestone celebratory birthday business occasion

Thu, Feb 13, 2020

In acknowledgement of its milestone 21st birthday occasion, the Hodson Bay Hotel hosted a celebratory employee appreciation for Galway Bay Hotel staff members on Sunday, February 9.

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General Election invigoration ensues as Ireland start with Six Nations campaign success

Thu, Feb 06, 2020

Well, after this week, life will go back to normal. For the last three weeks, I have to say my life has been circumscribed by the forthcoming general election, both involvement locally in Westmeath and Roscommon, and of course the wider general involvement through television debates, newspaper reports, radio and all of the other media outlets which are recording faithfully the ups and downs of every individual campaign.

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Constituency candidates aspire as General Election date dawns

Thu, Feb 06, 2020

Candidate canvassing campaigns almost at their conclusion, constituent interactions conducted, political policies promoted, General Election 2020 voting day now awaits with numerous polling stations dotting the Longford/Westmeath landscape open to the public from 7am-10pm on Saturday.

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Local Senator aspires to regain Dáil Éireann presence

Thu, Feb 06, 2020

First elected as a local authority public representative in 2009, Senator Gab McFadden is seeking to redress the disappointment of her General Election 2016 showing, as the Fine Gael candidate strives to regain a Dáil Éireann seat in the Longford/Westmeath constituency.

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