Suspicion and not enthusiasm in local Fianna Fail circles, has greeted the entry into the party of controversial TD Colm Keaveney, who had been seeking the move since early September.
On Tuesday morning it was announced that Dep Keaveney had applied to join FF and that his application would be discussed by the parliamentary party at noon. By 1.30pm, he was on the plinth of Leinster House, being introduced to the media by FF leader Micheál Martin as a new party TD.
After 50 years trading Arch Motors in Westside is to close the car dealership side of the business with immediate effect due to the difficult trading conditions in recent times.
It was announced this week that the Peugeot dealer for Galway will no longer be in the business of car sales and repairs with the loss of 12 jobs. The Topaz Filling Station and shop will be unaffected and will continue to operate as normal.
Emigration, not job creation is the cause of the recent drop in the live register figures, and claims of Galway Government TDs to the contrary is nothing but “PR and spin”.
This is the view of Conor Burke, the Anti-Austerity Alliance local election candidate in Galway City East.