Search Results for 'Catherine Connolly'

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Connolly encourages re-think on light rail for Galway

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An attempt to revive support for a light rail system for Galway will come before the next Galway City Council meeting, with a demand for a delegation from City Hall to visit towns in France to observe how light rail is operating there.

Fine print reveals the flaws in Government messages

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Before the 'Send' icon was clicked, someone should have asked Labour Galway West TD Derek Nolan if he wanted one final look over his press release welcoming Budget 2016, because concluding this happy statement, entitled Family-Friendly Budget Ensures Right People Benefit From Recovery, is one hell of a howler.

No funding to staff it — councillors ask for review of ‘unrealistic’ new housing scheme

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The Galway City Council has unanimously passed a motion calling on the Government to rethink the new Housing Assistance Payment scheme, amid fears the scheme will cause chaos for the local authority due to a lack of funding to staff it.

Why Trevor Ó Clochartaigh can win a Dáil seat

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Whether the date of the next General Election is November 20, as has been mooted recently, or comes during spring 2016, two predictions are already confidently being made - indeed they have become an article of faith for some, an incontrovertible truth for others - regarding the fate of two high profile candidates in Galway West.

Galway West - three sub-constituencies in one

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With the scent of an election in the air, political anoraks in this column and elsewhere have been busy trying to foreshadow the outcome of the electoral contest taking place in Galway West at some stage over the next six months.

Right2Water can win in Ireland, but will the EU let it?

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For the first time in seven bitter years, we are witnessing serious opposition to Government policies that have made ordinary folk pay for an economic crisis they did not create. This resistance did not come from within the Dáil. It emerged through actions taken completely outside of the parliamentary process arising from the formation of the Right2Water campaign in opposition to water charges.

Crisis meeting called to discuss the future of Aran Islands air service

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A special meeting of Galway County Council will take place next week to discuss the future of the Aran Islands air service. Up to 20 politicians from across Galway visited Inis Mór, Inis Oirr, and Inis Meáin yesterday for a series of meetings aimed at saving the service.

Numbers on waiting list and rents set to increase in Galway

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More than 15,000 people are waiting for a home in Galway city, but Government Housing Policy is doing nothing but copperfastening inequality and insecurity of tenure into the system, representing the "most fundamental change in housing policy since the foundation of the State".

 

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