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Will Galway, and Ireland, go Left?

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A lot has been written in the run-up to the Election 2016 about which parties will make up the next government. Will Enda Kenny get another five years? Could Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáil form a coalition? Or could Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael put Civil War politics aside and go in together?

Cowley enters the Dáil race

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Dr Jerry Cowley has become the latest person to throw his hat in the ring for the upcoming General Election. The Mulranny based GP was an independent TD from 2002 to 2007 before he lost his seat in the 2007 general election. Dr Cowley contested the 2001 general election for the Labour Party but he failed to regain the seat he lost four years earlier, polling 3,644 first preference votes, putting him in seventh place in the popular poll and was eliminated on the eighth count.

Penrose looks ahead to Labour conference in Westmeath this weekend

Up to 1,000 people are expected to descend on the Mullingar Park Hotel this weekend as the Labour Party 2016 Annual Conference gets underway on Saturday.

Cowley enters the Dáil race

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Dr Jerry Cowley has become the latest person to throw their hat in the ring for the upcoming general election. The Mulranny based GP who was an independent TD before from 2002 to 2007 before he lost his seat in that general election. Cowley contested the 2001 general election for the Labour Party but he failed to regain the seat he lost four years earlier, polling 3,644 first preference votes, putting him in seventh place in the popular poll and was eliminated on the eighth count.

Catherine Connolly - poised to win in Galway West?

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Catherine Connolly came agonisingly close to winning a seat in the 2011 General Election, but five years on, with Labour's decline and despite the rise of Sinn Féin, will 2016 finally be the year she makes it into Dáil Éireann?

Troy calls on Minister Reilly to take action on child protection report

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson for Children, Robert Troy, has called on the Minister for Children, James Reilly, to take immediate action to reform the child protection and welfare systems and fully implement the recommendations of the Eighth Report of the Special Rapporteur on Child Protection.

Time to end land speculation says Nolan

Galway West TD and Chair of the Labour Party Manifesto Committee Derek Nolan believes that the next government must look seriously at ending land speculation by putting controls on the price of land in place.

Challenge to gender quotas - the saga continues

The biggest political bombshell of the last few days has been the legal challenge which is now being mounted to the legislation on gender quotas.

Right2Water can win in Ireland, but will the EU let it?

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For the first time in seven bitter years, we are witnessing serious opposition to Government policies that have made ordinary folk pay for an economic crisis they did not create. This resistance did not come from within the Dáil. It emerged through actions taken completely outside of the parliamentary process arising from the formation of the Right2Water campaign in opposition to water charges.

'Words are more supple, they are quicker to respond to things'

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Bill Bailey breezes into the Black Box Theatre later this month with his new show, Limboland, which has been getting rave reviews and is sure to be a real treat for audiences here. Ahead of his Galway visit the affable and popular comic, a familiar screen presence from numerous hit TV shows, took some time to chew the fat about youth, comedy, politics, music, and middle age.

 

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