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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What the Gaeltacht Civil Rights Movement can still teach us today

Thu, Mar 28, 2019

Fifty years ago the Gaeltacht Civil Rights Movement was founded, inspired by developments in the Six Counties, the USA, and France. To mark the occasion, hour-long programmes were broadcast on Raidió na Gaeltachta and TG4; it was discussed at the Galway History Festival; and a book is also being published.

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Why more women are needed in City Hall

Thu, Mar 21, 2019

Irish politics needs more women. With the upcoming Local Elections, we are presented with a great opportunity to expand the number of women involved, especially as, currently, the national average of women’s representation at local councils is at 21 per cent.

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Galway City East - few signs of change?

Thu, Mar 14, 2019

Standing in the middle of the betting ring in the race track in Ballybrit on a balmy summer's evening, admiring the show put on by the bookmakers, is a sight to behold.

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Solidarity's Conor Burke to launch election campaign

Thu, Mar 07, 2019

Outspoken TD Ruth Coppinger will officially launch the Local Election campaign of Conor Burke, who is running for Solidarity in the Galway City East electoral ward.

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Councillors and candidates must stand against anti-Traveller and anti-migrant prejudice

Thu, Mar 07, 2019

We saw the signs in the presidential election. The punching down of a billionaire against a scapegoated indigenous minority has sparked a furious debate around racism on our little island.

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John McDonagh to run for Labour in Galway City Central

Thu, Mar 07, 2019

John McDonagh will join Mayor Niall McNelis on the Labour Party's Local Election ticket for Galway city, with Mr McDonagh running in the highly competitive Galway City Central ward.

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Climate change means city bypass will add to, not solve, Galway's traffic problems

Thu, Feb 28, 2019

The increasing congestion on Galway's roads over recent decades has led for calls for more new roads to be constructed, demands for an increase in capacity on city commuter routes, and for building an outer-bypass, the latest incarnation of which is again before An Bord Pleanala.

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Mike Geraghty to run in Local Elections

Thu, Feb 28, 2019

Mike Geraghty has announced that he will stand as an Independent candidate in Galway City Central in May's Local Elections. His campaign will focus on transport, traffic, and community recreation facilities.

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What should be Galway city's priorities over the next five years?

Thu, Feb 21, 2019

It is an intriguing question: what should be our priorities as a city over the next five years? Intriguing, because there are so many possibilities to choose from, so many things we can, and should, do, have we but the time and resources to implement them.

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Clodagh Higgins to run for FG in Galway City West

Thu, Feb 21, 2019

Clodagh Higgins has been confirmed as Fine Gael's second candidate for Galway City West in May's Local Elections, finally bringing to an end the long held speculation the party would field a running mate for Cllr Pearce Flannery.

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Galway City Central - Cameron's departure creates opportunities for new candidates

Thu, Feb 14, 2019

With more than three months to go to the Local Elections, it may seem too early to make any definite predictions about the ultimate outcome of the 18 Galway City Council seats to be fought for across the city's three wards.

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Rose of Tralee winner Maria Walsh seeks FG nomination for European elections

Thu, Feb 14, 2019

Shrule businesswoman and former Rose of Tralee winner Maria Walsh has confirmed she is seeking the Fine Gael nomination to contest the European elections in the Midlands/North-West Constituency.

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Louis O'Hara to run for SF in Oranmore-Athenry

Thu, Feb 14, 2019

Louis O’Hara, a final year BA public and social policy student at NUI Galway, will be selected as the Sinn Féin candidate for the Athenry-Oranmore ward at the 2019 Local Elections.

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Is there an Irish Jeremy Corbyn?

Thu, Feb 07, 2019

Back in May 2018, the London Times ran a revealing story from Brussels with the following headline: “Fear of Jeremy Corbyn-led government prompts tough EU-line on Brexit”.

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Michele Herterich Quinn to seek to run for FF in Oranmore-Athenry

Thu, Feb 07, 2019

Michele Herterich Quinn has been nominated to run in the Fianna Fáil selection convention for the Oranmore-Athenry ward. The convention takes place next week.

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McNelis and Ó Tuathail wrestle for supremacy on the 'Soft Left'

Thu, Jan 31, 2019

A very wicked man recently suggested to Insider that the coming race for supremacy on the soft left in Galway West should be solved by a wrestling match between the Mayor of Galway, Labour city councillor, Niall McNelis, and Niall Ó Tuathail of the Social Democrats.

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