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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Hanley condemns decision to scrap public vote for Mayor of Galway

Thu, Jan 31, 2019

The Government's decision to "remove" Galway's chance to have a directly elected mayor "once again shows that Galway is an afterthought to those in Dublin," according to the Social Democrat's Owen Hanley.

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Why Galway's city and county councils should not be amalgamated

Thu, Jan 24, 2019

The economic downturn had a severe effect on the lives of many people in the State. Many companies and individuals were hit hard. There was a view in some quarters that the growth during the Celtic Tiger years was just going to continue, and at worst, would simply level off.

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Brexit, Europe, and the local elections - welcome to 2019

Thu, Jan 17, 2019

Europe is likely to be a recurring theme in Irish politics during 2019. The fate of the Brexit process across the Irish Sea has been Issue No 1 for some time, and despite all that happened last week, including the thumping defeat for Theresa May's deal in the Commons, the only certainty is the promise of further drama to follow.

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Joe Loughnane formally launches local election campaign

Thu, Jan 10, 2019

Joe Loughnane, the chair of Galway Anti Racism Network, and a founder member of Galway Pro Choice, has this week officially launched his candidacy for the 2019 Local Elections.

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Charity to defend his county council seat in 2019

Thu, Dec 13, 2018

Independent county councillor James Charity has confirmed he will be running in next May's local elections, and fight to retain the seat he won in 2014 for the Oranmore-Athenry electoral area.

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Solidarity announces Galway City East candidate

Thu, Dec 13, 2018

Conor Burke has been selected as Solidarity's candidate for the Galway City East ward in next May's Local Elections to the Galway City Council. His campaign will focus on housing, homelessness, inequality, and mental health.

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