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With elections over — there’s work to be done

What a week it has been. It was a great weekend for Fine Gael — they couldn’t have asked for more in Carlow Kilkenny. They had been hopeful of securing two seats — but to have gained three was a huge bonus for the party locally.

If secondary school pupils had the vote

There is a strong case to be made for lowering the voting age and a project recently carried out by students in Gairmscoil Mhuire Athenry showed how young people are more interested in politics than the State cares to acknowledge.

Healy Eames to determine Galway West outcome

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What happens to Fine Gael senator Fidelma Healy Eames tomorrow, when Galway West goes to the polls, could determine the entire outcome of the election results in the constituency.

Galway West is turning blue

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Charles J Haughey may have been born in Castlebar, but the west of Ireland will get it’s first proper taoiseach when Enda Kenny assumes the position after February 25.

Culture and the arts central to Ireland’s economic recovery, says Healy Eames

Ireland is selling itself short by not capitalising on its creative thinkers. So says Fine Gael Galway West senator Fidelma Healy Eames.

Grant time delays still putting pressure on cash-strapped students, says Healy Eames

Substantial time delays in the processing of student grants and other funds are continuing to cause huge difficulties and undue stress for students in Galway and across the country, according to Fine Gael Seanad Education spokesperson, Senator Fidelma Healy Eames.

Opinion split in FG on whether McCormack should stay or go

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Opinion is split within Fine Gael over whether or not Pádraic McCormack should be added to the party’s Election 2011 Galway West ticket.

Budget attacks most vulnerable - McFadden

Fine Gael Seanad social protection spokesperson, Senator Nicky McFadden, has condemned the Government for reducing social welfare payments to carers, widowers, people with disabilities, and the blind by about 4 per cent in 2011, which comes on top of a similar cut last year.

Senator Feargal Quinn for business women’s conference

Senator Feargal Quinn is to be a guest speaker at the Network Ireland Conference and Galway Now Businesswomen of the Year Awards hosted by Network Galway in the Galway Bay Hotel on Friday October 8 next.

Senator Mc Fadden gets thumbs up in election race

The Athlone branch of Fine Gael met recently for their monthly meeting, during which Senator Nicky McFadden was unanimously supported in her run for the next General Election.

 

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