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Kilkenny at a huge loss as Minister is demoted

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An interesting week it has been. Kilkenny politics has taken a turn as Biffo waved his recession wand over the Marble City by casting to the back benches one of the only men capable of directing the Government out of the crisis they have gotten us in.

Cowen’s ballot blues

MANY PUNDITS considered the forthcoming local and Euro elections almost an irrelevance to national politics. The positions to be filled were deemed to be unimportant, not having any impact on Government. This ignored a truism - elections create fundamental fault lines in politics.

Cowen’s ballot blues

MANY PUNDITS considered the forthcoming local and Euro elections almost an irrelevance to national politics. The positions to be filled were deemed to be unimportant, not having any impact on Government. This ignored a truism - elections create fundamental fault lines in politics.

Cowen’s ballot blues

MANY PUNDITS considered the forthcoming local and Euro elections almost an irrelevance to national politics. The positions to be filled were deemed to be unimportant, not having any impact on Government. This ignored a truism - elections create fundamental fault lines in politics.

Westport Town Council in focus

It may have the smallest number of voters of the three town councils in the county, but that makes the Westport Town Council race one of the most interesting.

Eleven counties, four provinces, 13 candidates and only three seats

One thing is for sure about the European election count on Sunday is that all eyes across the EU will be on The Royal Theatre, Castlebar when the ballot boxes are opened thanks to one man’s name on the ticket, Declan Ganley. The Galway man and Libertas leader has emerged as the most controversial candidate in an election in Ireland for years. Ganley and his Libertas group’s anti-Lisbon Treaty campaign last year lead the charge for the no-vote on the treaty in the country and his party has now gone pan-European in these elections. If Ganley fails to take a seat in this election, where does his or his party’s mandate go to in the expected re-running of the referendum later this year? We will have to wait and see.

New pact sees bitter exchanges between Labour and Fine Gael

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The war of words between Labour and Fine Gael looks set to continue as Labour, the largest party on the Galway City Council, finds itself outside the new mayoral pact and policy drive in City Hall.

Labour committed to maintaining rural transport schemes - Penrose

Deputy Willie Penrose has welcomed the publication of ‘Giving Rural Ireland a Lift’ by Deputy Tommy Broughan, Labour Party Spokesperson on Transport. This set of proposals outlines the Labour Party’s suggestions for maintaining and protecting rural public bus services.

Mayo county councillors racked up more than €800K in six months

Figures released by Mayo County Council under the Freedom of Information Act have revealed that Mayo county councillors were paid out €836,212 from January to the end of June 2009, all relating to the six months pre-election. Independent Castlebar Councillor Frank Durcan who sought this information said that these figures are “immoral in the times that are in it”.

 

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