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City to aid the resurrection of Fianna Fáil?

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In ‘The Russians Are Coming’, one of the greatest episodes of Only Fools And Horses, Del Boy constructs a nuclear fallout shelter atop Nelson Mandela Towers. Then, after ruminating on a scenario for what might happen post a nuclear war, he announces: “The end of the world is the break we’re looking for Rodney.”

Cameron says he ‘will not be mayor of convenience for FF’ as pact wobbles

Labour’s Billy Cameron has ruled out any idea of accepting the mayoralty when the position becomes available in the summer, arguing that it should go to Fine Gael’s Frank Fahy instead.

Council to begin Housing Needs Assessment

The Galway City Council’s Housing Department has begun its Housing Needs Assessment with a view to competing its work by April.

An additional dozen councillors for Galway city and county after council reform

Galway could see up to 12 new councillors elected in 2014 as part of local authorities to be run by a chief executive, and which will have the power to collect property taxes, under the Government’s new local government reform programme.

Crunch time for Grealish and Healy Eames as constituencies may creep over borders

Within the next fortnight, Fine Gael Senator Fidelma Healy Eames and Independent TD Noel Grealish, will learn whether they will remain representatives for Galway West or find themselves fighting for seats in Galway East at the next General Election.

City councillors - all revved up with nowhere to go

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Monday’s emergency Galway City Council meeting to tackle traffic congestion had a lot in common with the gridlock that it aspired to solve - it was stop-start, slow-moving, tempers became frayed, and after four hours you realised that you hadn’t actually got anywhere.

Free speech - not something our councillors seem to believe in

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An Taoiseach Enda Kenny used the words dysfunction, disconnection, elitism, and narcissism in describing the culture dominating the Vatican with regard to the cover-ups of clerical sex abuse in Ireland, and rightly so.

Norris to get another city council snub as Higgins does well in first poll

David Norris’ bid to enter the presidential election looks like being dealt another blow in Galway as he is almost certain to receive neither speaking time nor the support of the Galway City Council.

Walsh intervention solves FG Hilde-gate row

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The row within Fine Gael over who should become the next mayor was neutered following a weekend intervention by TD Brian Walsh, which has allowed all sides to come away with something.

FG anger at ‘shafting’ of Naughton mayorship could see her win chain

The battle within Fine Gael over who will become the next mayor of Galway city is far from over as party grassroots are set to throw Hildegarde Naughton a lifeline which could see her snatch the chain from Pádraig Conneely at the 11th hour.


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