British Labour Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott to speak in Galway

Thu, Jul 11, 2019

Diane Abbott, the British Labour MP and the Shadow Home Secretary, will be in Galway this weekend to give the keynote address at the 25th Annual Tom Johnson Summer School in NUI Galway, organised by Labour Youth.

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What the local elections can tell us about the next general election

Thu, Jul 04, 2019

As the Dáil prepares to head off on its summer recess, with local and European elections behind us and with a general election looming ever nearer, Insider felt it a good time to take stock and consider the state of the various parties.

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Embrace the creative arts - it can be a life transforming experience

Thu, Jun 20, 2019

There is a notion that there is some connection between being interested in the arts, and looking down one’s nose at the sort of people who think Camus is a place in Connemara, rather than a French existentialist novelist.

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What the tallies tell us - Galway City East

Sat, May 25, 2019

The morning is over and it is well into afternoon now. Already we are looking at changes in the city’s political landscape - and also at how some things remain the same.

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Galway City Central - the Green’s spring a surprise in Martina O’Connor

Sat, May 25, 2019

It was long pegged as the electoral ward with the most to offer. For political anoraks and analysts this was the one with the ‘get in the front row and get the popcorn out’ factor - this was the one that asked big questions.

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The faits accomplis and the known unknowns

Sat, May 25, 2019

THE TALLIES have answered many questions and left plenty of others unresolved. While the count for Galway city progresses slowly, the political analysts and anoraks fill in the long gaps with number crunching.

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How will Galway city vote in the 2019 Local Elections?

Thu, May 23, 2019

Fifty candidates are competing for 18 seats across the city's three electoral wards, but in reality, only half that number can truly be considered contenders. While the city is not expected to make sweeping changes to the make-up of its local government representation, some new faces are likely to feature when the new council meets in June.

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Who will be returned as MEPs for Midlands-North-West?

Thu, May 23, 2019

Former tánaiste Michael McDowell recently described the European elections as a mad dash where household names strive to become household names. There is more than an element of truth to this; high profile politicians such as Gerry Collins, Jim Higgins, and Brian Hayes went largely off the radar after relocating to Brussels.

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One year on from the Referendum on the Eighth Amendment

Thu, May 23, 2019

The referendum to Repeal the Eighth Amendment, which was a ban on abortion in almost all circumstances, took place on May 25 2018. One year on, Galway Pro-Choice spoke to the Galway Advertiser on what has changed, and why it believes there is still a need for pro-choice campaigning in Ireland.

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Galway City West: Keane v Connolly v O'Reilly

Thu, May 16, 2019

When it comes to Galway City West, there are only three names political pundits and political anoraks - is there any difference, really, between the two? - want to talk about: Cllr Peter Keane, John Connolly, and Pauline O'Reilly.

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How to defeat the Alt.Right

Thu, May 09, 2019

Hopefully it will not happen, but Insider thinks that, given the current state of play – and the direction of the political wind – some variant of fascism is likely to emerge triumphant, not today or tomorrow, but medium term, from the political turmoil consuming Europe and the USA since at least 2014.

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Pat Hardiman to run as Independent in Galway City East

Thu, May 09, 2019

Pat Hardiman, one of the Galway's leading trade unionists, has quit the Labour Party after 36 years of membership, to stand as an Independent candidate in the highly competitive Galway City East ward.

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Is the HSE the right model for health care in Ireland?

Thu, May 02, 2019

How can we speak coherently about Galway's health services at a time where our media's daily diet is composed of negative stories concerning Government failure to properly ensure medical care for its own citizens?

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Make sure you are registered to vote, says Labour candidate Liam Boyle

Thu, May 02, 2019

With just a week until the deadline to register to vote in the local elections, Labour Galway City East candidate Liam Boyle, is highlighting the eligibility of all residents to cast their ballot on May 24.

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Labour candidates submit nominations on May Day

Thu, May 02, 2019

The three Labour candidates running for seats on Galway City Council formally submitted their nomination papers on May Day at Galway City Hall, confirming that they will be on the ballot paper on May 24.

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Ann Flaherty to run for Fine Gael in Connemara

Thu, May 02, 2019

Ann Flaherty, who has worked as constituency secretary for Minister of State Seán Kyne, has been selected to run for Fine Gael in Connemara for the upcoming Local Elections.

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Is Bernie Sanders the man to beat Trump?

Thu, Apr 18, 2019

It has been a week of mixed emotions for Insider. On Monday April 8 we saw a vibrant coalition of union, civil society, and cross-party groups come together for a 'Raise the Roof' rally on housing in Eyre Square.

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Cameron's vote will determine outcome of final seats in city central

Thu, Apr 11, 2019

Despite the fact that Labour city councillor Billy Cameron is not contesting May's Local Elections, he could well prove to be the most influential figure in determining the outcome of the final seats in Galway City Central.

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Labour to run Liam Boyle in Galway City East

Thu, Apr 11, 2019

Liam Boyle, an activist and a long-time member of the Labour Party, who has served as the party's constituency council chair and Dáil director of elections for Michael D Higgins, will stand in Galway City East at May's Local Elections.

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Does FF have the hunger to expand its voting base and win new seats?

Thu, Apr 04, 2019

With a general election expected in the coming months, there is much frenzied speculation about the prospects of the various parties across the constituencies. A curious feature of the discussions of Galway West is how little Fianna Fáil features in the conversation.

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