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This time last year Irish politics was in a state of paralysis; the most inconclusive general election result in the State’s history was followed by 10 weeks of protracted negotiations to form a government. One year on, and with a sense the next electoral test may not be far away, Insider has been considering the shape the various parties find themselves in and their battle plans both locally and nationally.
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 200 people attended a function in the Salthill Hotel last Friday hosted by Galway City Fianna Fail to celebrate 40 years of service to Fianna Fail by former minister and TD Frank Fahey, when guest speaker on the night was former Taoiseach and party leader, Brian Cowen.
Some 14 hours before Galway produced a rapturous reception for Connacht Rugby, the squad landed into Ireland West Airport Knock by charter to an unexpected welcome by some 2,000 fans. It set the tone for the next 24 hours after Connacht fans, some having driven from Westport, waited patiently for the delayed Titan flight.
Some 14 hours before Galway produced a rapturous reception for Connacht Rugby, the squad landed into Knock Airport by charter to an unexpected welcome by some 2,000 fans.
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?
Depending on your point of view, Labour's Derek Nolan is destined to crash and burn, or is Galway West's great survivor, who in spite of all, will defy the odds and trends, and retain his seat at Election 2016.
Stagnant is a word that has been used to describe Fianna Fáil's support levels over the last five years. While it has recovered slightly since the Election 2011 massacre, where it fell to 17.5 per cent, opinion polls have shown it stubbornly stuck around the 18 to 20 mark.