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Pro-life advocate feels surgery protests are counter-productive

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I have been pro-life all my life. In fact, the very first time I voted was in 1983 in favour of bringing in the Eighth Amendment to the constitution, giving an equal right to life of the unborn with the mother carrying the child. To me it was a no brainer. The amendment was giving protection to the most vulnerable members of society.

Brexit, Europe, and the local elections - welcome to 2019

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Europe is likely to be a recurring theme in Irish politics during 2019. The fate of the Brexit process across the Irish Sea has been Issue No 1 for some time, and despite all that happened last week, including the thumping defeat for Theresa May's deal in the Commons, the only certainty is the promise of further drama to follow.

Galway to mark centenary of the First Dáil

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In the UK general election of December 1918, 73 out of 105 Irish seats were won by Sinn Féin, and in a move to assert Irish sovereignty and the right to self-determination, those 73 MPs refused to take their seats at Westminster.

Athlone nationally recognised for its cleanliness standards as sad news of former colleagues emanates

We are truly fully back when the old problems continue to assert themselves. Brexit has assumed a central role again on the political stage, with the usual chaos and parliamentary pantomime evident at Westminster. And yet no one has come up with an alternative to Theresa May’s Brexit plan. There will be a vote next week in the UK parliament, and as the Prime Minister herself has said, who knows what will happen next? It’s really unsettling all round and very difficult for government departments, agencies and so on to make any plans as they are facing into the unknown.

Solidarity announces Galway City East candidate

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Conor Burke has been selected as Solidarity's candidate for the Galway City East ward in next May's Local Elections to the Galway City Council. His campaign will focus on housing, homelessness, inequality, and mental health.

Galway to mark centenary of 1918 election

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In the UK general election of 1918 Irish men, and for the first time, Irish women, struck a major blow for Ireland's right to self-determination, by electing 73 Sinn Féin MPs - almost 70 per cent of the vote.

A challenging 2018 - and 2019 will be no easier

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With the Christmas festivities getting under way and 2018 drawing to a close, now is a good time to review an eventful political year. While the anticipated general election did not materialise, 2018 did see trips to the ballot box with a keenly contested referendum on abortion as well as a presidential election that, while low-key, threw up a number of interesting questions.

Greens announce Galway local election candidates

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The Galway Greens will run two candidates in next May's Local Elections to City Hall - Pauline O’Reilly in Galway City West ward and Martina O’Connor in Galway City Central.

Soc Dem's John Crowley to launch local election campaign

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John Crowley, the Social Democrats' Galway City West candidate for next May's Local Elections, will formally launch his campaign at the Salthill Hotel this Sunday at 7pm.

Educate Together awarded patronage of new Galway Secondary school

Patronage of Galway's new second-level school, due to open in 2019, has been awarded to Educate Together, following a long campaign by Educate Together, and a grassroots group of Galway parents who have been working on this over the past six years.

 

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