Classifieds

Is Fianna Fáil planning for the post-Ó Cuív era?

Thu, Apr 23, 2015

Dep Éamon Ó Cuív and Cllr Ollie Crowe.

Éamon Ó Cuív may have the safest seat in the State, and be FF’s ‘one sure thing’ in Galway West for Election 2016, but the party knows it cannot rely on him forever, and a range of future hopefuls are jostling for position to become his eventual successor.

Read more ...

Does Lucinda’s Renua actually stand for anything?

Thu, Apr 16, 2015

An electorate fatigued by years of unrelenting economic bad news and grinding austerity; disenchanted with the Government’s failure to tackle the failings of the political system and engage in meaningful reform; the lack of a coherent alternative from an Opposition that has, at its heart, a party still tainted by its role in the economic crash and still toxic for many; a surge in support for ‘Others’ manifesting itself in both opinion polls and local election results.

Read more ...

The People’s Debate with Vincent Browne is coming to Galway

Tue, Apr 14, 2015

The People’s Debate with Vincent Browne will be held in the Galway Bay Hotel on Monday April 20, as part of the programme’s journey to all 40 constituencies in the State.

Read more ...

Sinn Féin and the trouble with independent-thinking women

Thu, Apr 09, 2015

Sinn Féin councillor Mairead Farrell.

“For every job created five people emigrate – a shocking statistic from the CSO’s National Household Survey”. This tweet by Sinn Féin’s Mairéad Farrell takes the shine off the recent Government fanfare about job creation.

Read more ...

Kinane to seek FF election nomination

Thu, Apr 09, 2015

Cllr Martina Kinnane.

County councillor Martina Kinane has become the first woman to put her name forward as a potential Fianna Fáil Galway West candidate for Election 2016.

Read more ...

High profile county councillor announces Dail bid

Thu, Apr 09, 2015

Cllr Michael Fahy.

The longest serving councillor on Galway County Council is dipping his toe into the national political spectrum once again. Well known Ardrahan representative Michael Fahy officially announced on Tuesday that he will run as an Independent candidate in the 2016 General Election.

Read more ...

Will FG run Hildegarde, just for sake of it?

Thu, Apr 02, 2015

FG Sen Hildegarde Naughton.

There is an outdated assumption that formulating a party’s ticket for an election is a straightforward process. The incumbent TDs will spearhead the attack, flanked, meanwhile by a couple of no-hope sweepers from the remote reaches of the constituency.

Read more ...

Claire Kerrane to run for Sinn Féin in Roscommon-Galway.

Thu, Mar 26, 2015

Sinn Féin Roscommon-Galway candidate Claire Kerrane with MEP Matt Carthy. Photo:- Bernard Connor.

Claire Kerrane has been chosen as the Sinn Féin candidate to stand in the new Roscommon-Galway constituency at the 2016 General Election.

Read more ...

Grealish to remain Independent for Election 2016

Tue, Mar 24, 2015

Dep Noel Grealish.

Galway West TD Noel Grealish has ruled out joining any political alliance and will be standing for re-election to Galway West in the 2016 General Election as a “true Independent”.

Read more ...

Election 2016 will determine future of water charges

Wed, Mar 11, 2015

Is this a T-shirt we are likely to see many voters wearing come Election 2016 when the public has a chance to give its verdict on parties supporting the controversial water charges?

Insider has been thinking lately about what are the limits to democratic expression, are there certain lines that just should not be crossed, and if so what are they?

Read more ...

Derek Nolan - is he really a politically dead duck?

Thu, Feb 26, 2015

Dep Derek Nolan stepping into the viewing platform for the St Patrick's Day Parade in 2011.

Insider is going against the grain here, but let him go out on a charred and severed limb, daring to posit that Labour Galway West TD Derek Nolan is not the electorally dead in the water, threatened with extinction political animal, that he appears to be.

Read more ...

Fidelma Healy-Eames to run as Independent in Election 2016

Mon, Feb 23, 2015

Sen Fidelma Healy-Eames.

Fidelma Healy-Eames will contest the 2016 General Election as an Independent candidate for the Galway West, saying she would prefer “to dedicate my energy to policies that can make a difference rather than putting my energy into a party”.

Read more ...

Bog cotton or people’s homes - that is the choice as wrecking ball looms

Thu, Feb 19, 2015

Not since the slack-tongued Mylie Cyrus straddled a wrecking ball in the nip has there been such excitement over the demolition of buildings. However proposals to demolish up to 130 houses to make way for a new bypass in Galway has got locals twerking with rage.

Read more ...

Onus is on Yes side to convince voters about gay marriage

Thu, Feb 12, 2015

Since coming to power the present Government has not been shy about going down the referendum route. To date it has sought to make six Constitutional amendments and next May will seek to make two more.

Read more ...

Do betting odds reflect the political reality in Galway West?

Thu, Feb 05, 2015

Will Seán Kyne be celebrating in 2016 like he was in 2011? Photo:- Mike Shaughnessy

Insider always raises an eyebrow when bookies issue their odds on election betting - who’s a favourite, who’s not, etc - indeed, one of Ireland’s well known bookies gets RED C to carry out polling for it regularly, hence the odds that bookmaker offers reflects the results of the polls.

Read more ...

Which Galway West candidate is a good bet for 2016?

Thu, Jan 29, 2015

Catherine Connolly and Sean Kyne in 2011. Will she do better and he do worse in 2016? Photo:- Mike Shaughnessy.

Local bookmaker John Mulholland recently revealed betting odds for the anticipated Galway West candidates in next year’s General Election, and today Insider takes a look at the runners and riders, and examines where the smart money lies as the battlefield heats up ahead of what is likely to be an epic electoral contest.

Read more ...

‘Politicians are all the same’

Thu, Jan 22, 2015

“Politicians are all the same“ is a very common refrain these days, and although it may disturb the more idealistic candidates and their canvassers, it has more than a grain of truth. The two governments that have reigned throughout the Irish economic meltdown have pursued the same policies, making the people pay for a crisis that was none of their doing.

Read more ...

Could Ó Cuív use the free bus pass for the next election?

Thu, Jan 15, 2015

Fianna Fáil Galway West TD Éamon Ó Cuív. Photo:- Mike Shaughnessy

If Dáil Éireann goes to full term, and the General Election comes, not this year, but in April/May 2016, three sitting Oireachtas members in Connacht would be able to travel around their respective constituencies for free using their bus passes.

Read more ...

2015 - it ain't going to be a dull year

Thu, Jan 08, 2015

Lucinda Creighton’s new party will need to do well in Galway West if it wants to make a real impact across the State.

With the festive period now over, politicians have turned their thoughts to the year ahead and in one respect the mood across the parties is the same – we are now in an election year.

Read more ...

Grealish ‘interested’ but not yet convinced by Shane Ross’s alliance

Thu, Jan 08, 2015

Independent Galway West TD Noel Grealish pictured with fellow Independent and former PD colleague Terry O'Flaherty.

Noel Grealish is reluctant to join any new alliance of Independent centrist TDs, currently being touted by deputies Finian McGrath and Shane Ross, until there is a plan in place and definite ideas on what such an alliance stands for.

Read more ...
 

Page generated in 0.0950 seconds.