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I am an optimist by nature

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Labour Party leader Brendan Howlin made a whistle-stop visit to Galway last week, during which he sat with the Galway Advertiser and candidly reflected on Labour’s recent electoral travails while looking forward to restoring the party’s fortunes.

'I am an optimist by nature'

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Labour Party leader Brendan Howlin made a whistle-stop visit to Galway last week, during which he sat with the Galway Advertiser and candidly reflected on Labour’s recent electoral travails while looking forward to restoring the party’s fortunes.

The housing crisis is also a crisis of student accommodation

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Galway mayor, Labour city councillor, and the party's Galway West General Election candidate, Níall McNelis, grabbed national headlines early this week, intervening to prevent an assault in the city centre. Yet Galwegians will not have been surprised by his instinct to 'step up' when witnessing someone in need.

Galway Labour accuses FG of 'buying off sections of the electorate' over housing

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There is "no good public policy rationale" for promising Government spending on homes for teachers and nurses, to the exclusion of other low and moderate-income groups who would otherwise qualify for homes.

Mayor demands ban on non-compostable coffee cups

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The Mayor of Galway, Labour city councillor Niall McNelis, is demanding a ban on non-compostable coffee cups, following publication of a report by Recycling List Ireland, which found that 200 million coffee cups are thrown away in Ireland every year.

After seven years of presidency, he’s still our Michael D

It comes as little surprise that Michael D Higgins has declared his intention to contest the presidency of Ireland for a second term - some 52 years since the incumbent Eamon de Valera won a second term before leaving leaving office at 90 years of age.

Mayor calls for primary education to be made free

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The Mayor of Galway, Niall McNelis, has called for the banning of the ‘voluntary contribution’ parents are expected to make to schools, and demanded the Government provide school books at no cost, ahead of the new term in September.

'If I want to achieve anything, I hope it will be Galway as a special place to live'

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Walking through Galway city centre with Niall McNelis is something of a stop-start experience, albeit a most cordial nature. He seems to know every second person we pass, and given he has just been elected Mayor of Galway City, a lot of people want to wish him well. “I swear, these are not plants!” he jokes. “It’s not staged! But I have been flabbergasted by the amount of good will.”

Mayor calls for primary education to be made free

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The Mayor of Galway, Niall McNelis, has called for the banning of the ‘voluntary contribution’ parents are expected to make to schools, and demanded the Government provide school books at no cost, ahead of the new term in September.

James Connolly and why he still matters in 2018

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“Socialism will confiscate the property of the capitalist and in return will secure the individual against poverty and oppression; it, in return for so confiscating, will assure to all men and women a free, happy, and unanxious human life. And that is more than capitalism can assure anyone today.”

 

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