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Keep the election posters close at hand

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As the dust settles on Election 2016, we have a political landscape unlike any seen since the 1950s. The days of the two and a half party system ended in 2011, but further fragmentation of the political landscape sees seven parties and a large number of Independents occupy the 32nd Dáil.

Three new councillors to be co-opted

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Within the next two weeks, Galway will have three new councillors, with co-options on to the Galway city and county councils to take place following the election to the Dáil of councillors Catherine Connolly, Sean Canney, and Anne Rabbitte.

Election 2016 promises an eventful 32nd Dáil

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Seismic! Earthquake! Meltdown! Some of the words being used to describe the outcome of last week’s General Election. With the results still being digested, it is too early to go into a detailed analysis – Insider hopes to return to that once the various tallies, results, and exit polls have been parsed – but the headline outcomes are quite stark.

Mná na Gaillimhe - three Galway seats now held by women

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Election 2016 saw Galway West do two things it never did before - elect two Independents and, more significantly, elect two women, meaning Independent Catherine Connolly and FG's Hildegarde Naughton, join FF's Máire Geoghegan Quinn, as the only women to ever be returned for the constituency.

General Election 2016 – transfers show old ideologies and allegiances are eroding

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While it will not surprise Galway readers that an Independent-Left candidate made the final cut in Donegal - due to the county’s continual ‘No’ line on almost everything governmental - the election results in Galway West told a similar story. In fact, while the establishment parties are working to claim a majority, the detail in the transfers tells a different, and quite revealing, story.

Galway West - what the tallies tell us now

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Eamon Ó Cuív will top the poll in Galway West; Derek Nolan has lost his seat, Fidelma Healy Eames fourth attempt to enter the Dáil has failed, and Galway might be about to elect it's first woman in more than 20 years, and it's first Sinn Féin TD in almost a century.

Extension of mortgage interest relief to 2020 will help hard pressed families – Connolly

Fianna Fáil General Election candidate for Galway West John Connolly has described the party’s proposal to extend mortgage interest relief for owner occupiers to 2020 as a major boost for hard pressed families.

FF unveil plans for new cycle routes and pedestrian paths for city

Opening the old railway tunnel at Bohermore, and turning the remains of the Galway-Clifden railway bridge at NUI Galway, into pedestrian and cycle lanes would “boost cycle tourism” and “encourage citizens to alter their transport habits”.

Eight candidates declare for hustings in Indreabhán

Eight of the declared candidates standing for election in the Galway West-South Mayo constituency have accepted an invitation from Cumann Forbartha Chois Fharraige to attend a public hustings next Monday, February 15 in Seanscoil Sailearna, Indreabhán.

Eight candidates declare for hustings in Indreabhán

Eight of the declared candidates standing for election in the Galway West-South Mayo constituency have accepted an invitation from Cumann Forbartha Chois Fharraige to attend a public hustings next Monday, February 15 in Seanscoil Sailearna, Indreabhán.

 

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