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The terrible weather brought out the best in us

I know, readers, that you are probably fed up with talk of the weather, but we simply have to talk more about it!

The Greens are coming west to talk farming and agriculture

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan will be among the speakers at an event to debate the future of family farming in the West.

Sporting passion gives way to a cold eastern chill

I am compiling my column this week late on Tuesday night and, so far, we have not had storm Emma or, indeed, storm anything except for very cold weather and some light snow.

Is Noel Grealish in danger of losing his seat?

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Come the next General Election, could Noel Grealish be in danger of losing his seat? The answer is yes, but ONLY if Fianna Fáil gets its act together and learns a valuable lesson from the 'auld enemy' - Fine Gael.

Child and adolescent mental health teams in the West operating at only 53% of necessary staff levels

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Child and adolescent mental health teams in Galway, Mayo, and Roscommon are operating with only 53 per cent of necessary staff levels, a situation a Galway city councillor has called “a disgrace”.

Can County Galway help Michael Fitzmaurice keep his seat?

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The recent opinion polls, if they are to be believed, have broadly backed Insider’s contention, made last week that, contrary to perceived wisdom, the Galway constituencies may be far from predictable next time out. Even those who see little scope for changes however agree the Roscommon/Galway constituency is an exception.

Galway East - no longer ‘the boring constituency’

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For many years, Galway East was derided for its predictability – ‘the boring constituency’ guaranteed to return two FF and one FG TD and with no doubt about who the individuals concerned would be.

Brexit row rumbles on as Sexton sends Irish pulses racing

Well, what a weekend of rugby we have just had. I do not think anyone who watched it will ever forget Johnny Sexton and, in the dying minutes of the game, the wonderful drop goal he executed.

Green candidate tells City Councillors to ditch the plastic bottles at meetings

The Green Party candidate for Galway West/Mayo South in the next General Election has praised all who are taking part in this week’s Plastic Free Initiative in the city but has asked the City Council to lead the way by banning plastic bottles being used at Council meetings.

Galway to mark a century of women’s right to vote

One hundred years ago this month, women in Britain and Ireland were allowed the right to vote, and in the UK general election of December 1918, the first woman was elected to the House of Commons - the Irish Republican revolutionary, Countess Markievicz.

 

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