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While the last electoral constituency review of County Galway saw it divided into three - like Gaul in Caesar's time - the latest review is more tinkering at the edges - but even these modest changes will worry at least one of our most prominent TDs.
The festive period is behind us and already people’s thoughts are turning to what the political year ahead will bring, and already we have drama in the North and the usual post-Christmas crisis in the hospitals.
Were Clint Eastwood to ride into town on a steed, canter across Eyre Square, before a final gallop up College Road to City Hall, stride in and demand of the first official he meets, "Just who is Fianna Fáil's man in this town?", what answer would he get?
More than 60,000 homes and businesses across Galway still have no access to broadband; many will have to wait another six years before the National Broadband Plan is implemented; and some towns are unlikey to be included on any future broadband plans.
Despite his failure to win a seat in both the Dáil and Seanad Éireann elections, the failure of Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil to form a government means the controversial Colm Keaveney's political career is by no means over.
Three Galwegians have secured seats in the Seanad Éireann, with victories for Alice Mary Higgins, Sinn Féin's Trevor Ó Clochartaigh and Independent Ronán Mullen. However, with the count ongoing, more could join them.
Will we have another election in a few months' time, or will Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael drop the posturing, realise there is more important work to be done than paying defference to their Civil War legacies, and come to some kind of governmental arrangement?
Seismic! Earthquake! Meltdown! Some of the words being used to describe the outcome of last week’s General Election. With the results still being digested, it is too early to go into a detailed analysis – Insider hopes to return to that once the various tallies, results, and exit polls have been parsed – but the headline outcomes are quite stark.
Election 2016 saw Galway West do two things it never did before - elect two Independents and, more significantly, elect two women, meaning Independent Catherine Connolly and FG's Hildegarde Naughton, join FF's Máire Geoghegan Quinn, as the only women to ever be returned for the constituency.