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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A challenging 2018 - and 2019 will be no easier

Thu, Dec 06, 2018

With the Christmas festivities getting under way and 2018 drawing to a close, now is a good time to review an eventful political year. While the anticipated general election did not materialise, 2018 did see trips to the ballot box with a keenly contested referendum on abortion as well as a presidential election that, while low-key, threw up a number of interesting questions.

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What is populism? And why should we be vigilant?

Thu, Nov 29, 2018

The centre cannot hold. We are almost a century from Yeats penning those words, and again the political and social climate of the continent - and the broader world - is in turmoil. "The best lack all conviction, while the worst//Are full of passionate intensity."

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Soc Dem's John Crowley to launch local election campaign

Thu, Nov 29, 2018

John Crowley, the Social Democrats' Galway City West candidate for next May's Local Elections, will formally launch his campaign at the Salthill Hotel this Sunday at 7pm.

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Greens announce Galway local election candidates

Thu, Nov 29, 2018

The Galway Greens will run two candidates in next May's Local Elections to City Hall - Pauline O’Reilly in Galway City West ward and Martina O’Connor in Galway City Central.

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Brexiteers discover the grim reality of their dreams coming true

Thu, Nov 22, 2018

For Insider, like many people, November 22 will always be associated with events at Dealey Plaza, Dallas, in 1963 on America’s day of infamy. Insider could not help but note that anniversary when considering the latest Brexit drama of the past week which, like the Kennedy assassination, is transfixing people here and has the potential to leave an indelible mark on our country.

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Sinn Féin and Social Democrats announce local election candidates for Galway city

Thu, Nov 22, 2018

Sinn Féin and the Social Democrats have announced their Galway City Council candidates for the Local Elections in May 2019, while Independent councillor Mike Cubbard has also announced he is seeking re-election.

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Poppies, PESCO, and the increasing militarisation of the EU

Thu, Nov 15, 2018

In political terms, these last few weeks have been depressing. First, we were subjected to the electoral version of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? (aka the Irish presidency), while thousands of Irish families remain homeless, with no sign of a publicly financed house building programme.

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Mike Cubbard to seek re-election in 2019 Locals

Thu, Nov 15, 2018

Independent city councillor Mike Cubbard has formally announced he will be seeking re-election at the next Local Elections in May 2019, with the housing crisis being a key focus of his upcoming campaign.

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