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Enda the line?

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Taoiseach Enda Kenny is facing a crucial few days that will decide when he will announce the date when he will step down a leader of Fine Gael.

The centre that is not holding

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Insider notes with amusement that the past three years have been catastrophic times for what, in the fantastic place that is the mind of the average Irish Times or Guardian journalist, passes for the 'the political centre'.

FF warns Brexit ‘threatens Galway’s status as major tourist hub’

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Galway’s status as a major tourist hub could be threatened by Brexit, with a warning sign being sterling’s plummet in the aftermath of last year’s referendum, a situation, which, if it is repeated after the UK formally leaves the EU, will make it more expensive for British people to holiday here.

Holding firm in this season of reflection

As I am writing this and talking with you all, we are in the throes of the last frenzied days leading up to the festival of Christmas.

Blueshirts march on Cooneal

At the January 1933 general election Éamon de Valera’s Fianna Fáil retained power by increasing its seat count to 77. Since its first general election in 1927, the party had increased its Dáil representation at every subsequent contest. In order to halt Fianna Fáil’s march, opponents of de Valera formed a new party in September 1933 by merging the bulk of the membership of the pro-Treaty Cumann na nGaedheal with two smaller conservative groupings, the National Centre Party and the National Guard (a fascist group known as the Blueshirts). Fine Gael — The United Ireland Party was formed and immediately began the process of holding Cumann na nGaedheal’s core support and growing its membership base.

Councillors pay warm tributes to Bobby Molloy

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A book of condolence has been opened at City Hall for former minister and city mayor, TD and Minister Bobby Molloy after his death at the weekend at the age of 80. Mr Molloy was laid to rest in The New Cemetery Bohermore yesterday (Wednesday) following funeral mass in Galway Cathedral.

What is Shane Ross actually doing? - Troy

Fianna Fáil spokesperson Robert Troy has called on the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross, to make a statement setting out what he plans to achieve with the cabinet role he has been given. His latest call on the Minister to explain himself comes five months after Mr Ross’s appointment.

Councillors call special meeting to discuss Local Property Tax rate

A decision on the Local Property Tax rate for the county has been deferred until next Monday due to concerns about a shortfall in Galway County Council’s budget. At this week’s local authority meeting it was agreed that a special meeting will be held next week to discuss the matter.

Call for community playground for Clarinbridge children

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More than 700 primary school children within a 7k radius of Clarinbridge are without a community playground, it was claimed this week.

The heat is on - summer sunshine and US presidential election fever

I hope you have had a taste in some shape or form of the lovely sunny weather over the last 10 days. Hasn’t it been just wonderful? As everyone says, if we could have more of this in Ireland who would bother going abroad?!

 

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