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Wage increase places value on Galway Workers, says Derek Nolan 

Galway West TD Derek Nolan has said that the recommended increase to the minimum wage is about making work pay. Speaking about the Low Pay Commission’s recommendation of increasing the minimum wage by 50c to €9.15 per hour, Deputy Nolan said:

Kenny expects to hold on to three seats in Mayo

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Speaking this week at a briefing with local newspapers in Castlebar, An Taoiseach Enda Kenny said he fully expects the four sitting Fine Gael TDs from Mayo to be re-elected to the Dáil at the next General Election.

Will any Galway West TD be a minister after Election 2016?

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The Government formed in the wake of the 2011 General Election was the first in 30 years to be without a TD from Galway West amongst its ministerial or junior ministerial ranks. Indeed, since the demotion of Ciarán Cannon in the 2014 reshuffle, neither Galway constituency – which between them had elected six government deputies in 2011 – has been represented at the top table of Irish politics.

What Irish political parties can learn from the UK election

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While last week's historic referendum on same sex marriage was undoubtedly the political event of the year in Ireland, earlier this month the eyes in Leinster House were very firmly fixed on events across the Irish Sea and the British general election.

Can we really rely on polls?

The recent UK General Election on May 7 has left many political commentators, TV, radio and written pundits scratching their heads and pondering.   What will it mean for Fine Gael? – Can Enda Kenny emulate David Cameron’s triumph? What will it mean for the Labour Party? – will the Liberal Democrats demise as the smaller Party in the UK mean an equal fate awaits Joan Burton and her Labour Party?

Can we really rely on polls?

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The recent UK General Election on May 7 has left many political commentators, TV, radio and written pundits scratching their heads and pondering. What will it mean for Fine Gael? – Can Enda Kenny emulate David Cameron’s triumph? What will it mean for the Labour Party? – will the Liberal Democrats demise as the smaller Party in the UK mean an equal fate awaits Joan Burton and her Labour Party?

History made during NUIG stopover

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From early Tuesday morning 140 members of the international, national, and local press gathered at the media centre at NUI Galway in anticipation of the first stopover of the royal visit.

Does Lucinda’s Renua actually stand for anything?

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An electorate fatigued by years of unrelenting economic bad news and grinding austerity; disenchanted with the Government’s failure to tackle the failings of the political system and engage in meaningful reform; the lack of a coherent alternative from an Opposition that has, at its heart, a party still tainted by its role in the economic crash and still toxic for many; a surge in support for ‘Others’ manifesting itself in both opinion polls and local election results.

Local children and pensioners to get free GP care this summer

Approximately 6,400 children aged five and under in Longford-Westmeath will be entitled to access free GP care from the end of June, it has been confirmed today.

Bog cotton or people’s homes - that is the choice as wrecking ball looms

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Not since the slack-tongued Mylie Cyrus straddled a wrecking ball in the nip has there been such excitement over the demolition of buildings. However proposals to demolish up to 130 houses to make way for a new bypass in Galway has got locals twerking with rage.

 

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