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Register to vote ahead of Eighth Amendment referendum

Following reports that up to 150,000 young people are not registered to vote in the upcoming referendum on the Eighth Amendment, Galway city councillor Niall McNelis, has urged young people to get on the Register.

Should the Labour Party be disbanded?

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In recent polls, the Labour Party has been bumping along at five or six per cent, slightly down from its catastrophic performance in the 2016 General Election, when the party achieved just 6.6 per cent, and held only seven of the 37 seats it had won in 2011.

Reflections on the past: The Good Friday Agreement

I am writing this column in the week of the 20th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement, signed in Belfast on April 10, 1998.

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.

McNelis appointed Labour spokesperson on tourism

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Niall McNelis, the Galway city councillor and local businessman, has been appointed Labour Party spokesperson on tourism by party leader Brendan Howlin.

Tackle housing crises by making NAMA the 'National Housing Development Agency'

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By now, the supposed paradox has become a truism: how is it that a State, which a decade ago had a housing bubble, now has a shortage? Why, when various surveys show thousands of vacant housing units, are so many unable to secure a home? Why has housing turned from an 'issue' to a 'crisis'?

Galway poet's suspension from Labour Party described as 'absurd'

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Calls have been made for the Galway poet Kevin Higgins to be reinstated as a member of the British Labour Party. He was suspended 18 months ago after writing a satire about critics of party leader Jeremy Corbyn.

Leo delivers first speech and our rugby stars soar

Well, so much happened in the last week, and most of it during the weekend.

Labour to host public meeting on housing crisis

Labour Party Leader Brendan Howlin will attend a public meeting on the housing crisis, which takes place on Thursday November 16 at 7.30pm in the Clybaun Hotel, Knocknacarra.

New bin collection rules are a load of rubbish, says Mills

Geraldine Mills, Athlone Labour Party area representative, says residents in Athlone have reacted with anger to new rules introduced by Allied Waste, which have resulted in bins in Beechpark and other areas of the town lying uncollected.

 

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