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Bankruptcy Bill, Willie Penrose, and other matters political

Well, it has been a busy week all round, particularly in politics. Firstly, we had the Bankruptcy Bill which was brought forward by Willie Penrose, Labour TD for Longford-Westmeath.

Galway anti-war group condemns arrest of Mick Wallace

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The Galway Alliance Against War has issued a statement condemning the arrest and imprisonment of Deputy Mick Wallace. The Independent Wexford TD was arrested at Clontarf Garda Station by appointment yesterday and brought to Limerick Prison.

A vote for an Independent is a wasted vote

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It is fashionable to be Independent at the moment, but given the record of Independents nationally and locally, Insider is not exactly sure why. True, political parties are not that popular right now, and Independents do not have to carry that baggage, but what have they ever actually done? What is their purpose?

Hogan rubbishes election withdrawal rumours as ‘just wishful thinking’

Sinn Féin Councillor Paul Hogan has rubbished reports that he has been reconsidering his candidacy in the forthcoming General Election.

Joe Higgins to speak at public meeting in city

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Joe Higgins TD will address a public meeting organised by the Anti Austerity Alliance in the Westwood Hotel, Newcastle, tomorrow [Wednesday December 2] at 8pm.

Rural Social Scheme delays leave local farmers high and dry says Rabbitte

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Fianna Fáil General Election candidate for Galway East Cllr Anne Rabbitte says more than 150 farmers in the county are still waiting for their applications to be processed under the Rural Social Scheme.  She’s calling on the Department of Social Protection to intervene and ensure that these backlogs are addressed as a matter of priority.

Is Brian's departure Derek's opportunity?

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For the last 12 to 18 months, Labour Galway West TD Derek Nolan has been regarded by pundits and political anoraks as the constituency's 'dead man walking', not so much 'the lad most likely to...' but rather the 'absolute certainty' to lose his seat.

Fianna Fáil launches major plan to protect islanders' quality of life

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Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin and Galway West TD Éamon Ó Cuív are visiting Inis Mór today (Thursday) to launch a comprehensive 12 Point Plan to improve life on the Islands.

Increased support for children with disabilities in pre-school - McFadden

Longford-Westmeath Fine Gael TD, Gabrielle McFadden, has welcomed a new Government programme to increase support for children with disabilities in pre-school.

Government intervenes to cover county council funding shortfall

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The Government has intervened to cover the shortfall in Galway County Council funding, arising from a loss of income from rates, with an allocation of €573,554. One Galway TD has described this as a "timely intervention".

 

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