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Islanders could vote on same day as rest of the State in 2019

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Voters on Galway's inhabited islands could vote on the same day as voters on the mainland during the various elections in 2019, instead of a day ahead, as has been the traditional practice.

Presidential decisions to be made as Royalty arrives on these shores

Well, we’re overwhelmed with topics to chat about this week, what with the GAA games, the looming soccer finals, the presidential election, the mayhem in politics in London, the visit of Prince Harry and Meghan to Dublin – so many talking points and overshadowing them all, the beautiful summer weather.

2018 - an action packed year...with more still to come

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As the Dáil heads off on its summer holidays there is much to contemplate after a busy and interesting first half to 2018, with the promise of more tumult to come in the autumn.

Local groups meet Sinn Fein leader during fundraising midlands visit

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The Lakeside Marina provided a picturesque backdrop for an election fundraiser for Councillor Sorca Clarke on Saturday last.

'If I want to achieve anything, I hope it will be Galway as a special place to live'

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Walking through Galway city centre with Niall McNelis is something of a stop-start experience, albeit a most cordial nature. He seems to know every second person we pass, and given he has just been elected Mayor of Galway City, a lot of people want to wish him well. “I swear, these are not plants!” he jokes. “It’s not staged! But I have been flabbergasted by the amount of good will.”

Horrific Immigration policies in US need reparation

Well, Ireland won last Saturday in Melbourne so it’s full steam ahead for Sydney next week, now it really is a competition. Australia won one match and Ireland won another match and now, next Saturday, will be the decider.

Keane v Ó Tuathail - there can only be one winner

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If Micheál Martin wants to avoid becoming the first leader of Fianna Fáil not to become Taoiseach, then a second seat for his party in Galway West is key to avoiding this.

Ó Tuathail demands direct provision system to be dismantled

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The "inhumane" and "discriminatory" direct provision system must to be scrapped and replaced by a "humane asylum process" where applications for refugee status are processed quickly.

Controversial politics both home and abroad

Isn’t this May/June weather just glorious? Heavy, verdant growth everywhere, birds working overtime thrilling and singing to all and sundry as they wheel around the sky, young children out playing with their bicycles, balls and all the outdoor pursuits they can.

The world watches as Ireland votes ‘Yes’

Well, the referendum has come and gone and there is no dispute about the result. It was a massive shout out for the 'Yes' voters – quite amazing!

 

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