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'I will talk to anyone; all of the parties, all of the independents'

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Sinn Féin’s new leader Mary Lou McDonald made a whistle-stop visit to Galway last Thursday and, despite that day’s chaotic traffic and torrential rain, she found time to sit with me and talk about issues like Brexit, Stormont, and entering government in the Republic.

From the sports field to the ballot box and everything in between

Yes, Dublin won out over Mayo in the women’s GAA final last Sunday, but there were positives to this contest, which makes it different.

Kinder gentler politics and media needed in our democracies

Ms Jo Cox – what a simple name; what a dreadful deed.

Fine Gael/Labour the most likely victors of Election 2016

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With summer upon us and the political season drawing to a close, it is an opportune time for Insider to take the political temperature and to speculate about what may lie ahead. This review is of course given an added edge by the fact that, at some point in the next nine months or so, what is likely to one of the most unpredictable general elections in the history of the State will be held.

NUI Galway project to help us understand EU policies

An NUI Galway project, led by INSIGHT will offer Europeans the opportunity to understand key EU policies and issues. The project, an EU Commission eGovernment project aims to give Europeans a voice in policy creation.

Local Government Bill criticised as an attack on local democracy

Mayo Deputy Dara Calleary has said the Local Government Bill published this week will see more power removed from Mayo communities.

Public meeting on Children’s Referendum in Ballinasloe

Fianna Fáil will hold a public meeting in Ballinasloe next week to discuss the upcoming Children’s Referendum.

Constitutional Convention — a missed opportunity for radical appraisal by citizens

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At a critical stage in the evolution of the State, we failed to use our education system to address the question of constitutional illiteracy when it might have developed the capacity of citizens to engage critically with their State. We opted for different versions of unthinking nationalism when we might at least have opted for thinking nationalisms.

White welcomes Green Party’s decision to campaign for a ‘yes’ vote

Green Party TD for Carlow/Kilkenny Mary White has welcomed the decision by her party’s membership at the weekend to campaign for a ‘yes’ vote during the forthcoming referendum on the Lisbon Treaty.

 

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