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Life after politics — no regrets as former senator takes up the mantle for Irish retail

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It was Arsene Wenger who is credited with saying that the life of a football manager is like living on a volcano, in that any day may be your last. The same can be said of political life, even if the volcanic eruption is slightly more regularised and comes at a time of expectation, not suddenly erupting, Pompeii-like.

Chinese delegation to attend start-up networking event at Portershed

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The Irish Chinese Society Galway will be holding a networking event at the Portershed in Galway on December 9.The event will take place at 11.30am to 1.30pm at Portershed and will continue at 4pm to 5pm at the Galway Hooker Brewery in Oranmore.

200 FF faithful gather to honour Fahey’s career

More than 200 people attended a function in the Salthill Hotel last Friday hosted by Galway City Fianna Fail to celebrate 40 years of service to Fianna Fail by former minister and TD Frank Fahey, when guest speaker on the night was former Taoiseach and party leader, Brian Cowen.

Won't somebody please think of those who lost their seats?

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Mná na Gaillimhe - three Galway seats now held by women

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Election 2016 saw Galway West do two things it never did before - elect two Independents and, more significantly, elect two women, meaning Independent Catherine Connolly and FG's Hildegarde Naughton, join FF's Máire Geoghegan Quinn, as the only women to ever be returned for the constituency.

Galway’s beaten candidates may find that politics follows them around

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For many candidates, tomorrow (Monday) brings a new reality. They will wake up facing new challenges in their lives. On Friday, they had a future in politics. Now that has all changed. But changing career and adjusting to life after politics is never easy, especially if youv’e made a name for yourself in the old profession.

Introduce a dress-code for our national parliament, says Higgins

Senator Lorraine Higgins has called for an Oireachtas dress code to be introduced following General Election 2016, adding that it is unacceptable that members of Dail and Seanad Eireann would enter the chambers of our national parliament dressed in unsuitable attire.’

Call for Galway voters to support female candidates in the election

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Galway’s dismal record in electing only two woman to Dáil Éireann since the foundation of the State, has prompted Women for Election to call on voters in all three Galway constituencies to support female candidates this time around.

Athenry art exhibition

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EPHEMERA, THE title of a new exhibition of works by Athenry based artists, opens in the offices of Labour Senator Lorraine Higgins, in Athenry, on Friday December 11.

Galway East - who will emerge victorious from the internal dogfights?

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For many years Galway East was known as the dullest and most predicable of constituencies, reliably returning the same three TDs. Population growth and boundary changes saw the constituency gain a fourth seat in 1997, however, and this has given rise to some heated battles between the big two parties as well as seeing the emergence of Independent and Labour challenges.

 

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