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Tales from the Upper House

The GAA is a fine example of an organisation not afraid of change; not afraid to invest in a world class stadium; brave to modify some of their historical tenets to reflect a changed world. The club and county structure provide a fantastic means to relay back to HQ what is happening on the ground. If rules of the game need to be changed, after proposals, discussion and a vote, they are changed, the sport no less engaging. Politics should pay heed.

Castlebar senator appointed Cathaoirleach of new Seanad

Castlebar Fine Gael Senator Paddy Burke took over the office of Cathaoirleach of the 24th Seanad this week. The Mayo Senator will lead the 60-strong house for the duration of the current government’s term. He takes over the chair from Donie Cassidy who was the Cathaoirleach of the last Seanad, during which time Sen Burke held the position of Leas Cathaoirleach. He will be the 14th leader of the Seanad since it was first established in 1922 and possibly the last if the Government goes ahead with plans to abolish the upper house.

County’s new senators say Seanad can be reformed and relevant

Galway and the west of Ireland will have voices in the new Seanad Éireann that will campaign and use all the powers it can to represent the concerns and fears of the people, and make the Seanad relevant to Irish political life, so say the county’s newest senators.

FGers seek Seanad seats despite abolition plans

Four Galway Fine Gaelers are seeking seats in the next Seanad, but if any are successful, will they sit a full term in the Upper House or one lasting only two years?

East Galway needs highest political representation possible - Higgins

“The Labour Party must continue to grow and develop in East Galway and it can best do this by achieving the highest political representation it can at Oireachtas level,” according to Lorraine Higgins, who is running as a candidate for the Seanad Eireann.

NUIG lecturer Donncha O’Connell to seek Seanad seat

NUI, Galway lecturer and former dean of the faculty of law, Donncha O’Connell has become the latest person from Galway to stand for election to Seanad Éireann.

Michael D’s daughter to seek Seanad seat

Alice-Mary Higgins, daughter of Labour president and former Galway West TD Michael D Higgins, is to seek a seat in Seanad Éireann.

Get set for the local elections - they are only three years away

The election is over! Bring on the next one! After the marathon counts in Galway East and Galway West, there cannot be many people who want another election too soon.

FG will get Galway working —Healy Eames

Parents and young people are heartbroken due to forced emigration, according to Fine Gael Galway West candidate Senator Fidelma Healy Eames who said that her party has the plan to help get Galway’s 23,000 unemployed back to work.

David Norris to push Áras campaign in Michael D’s backyard

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David Norris kicks off th west of Ireland leg of his presidential campaign when he gives a talk in NUI,Galway — the former workplace of his Áras rival Michael D Higgins next Monday night.


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