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Issue of gender parity spoken about in Seanad

 

Keaveney's political career not over despite Seanad loss

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Despite his failure to win a seat in both the Dáil and Seanad Éireann elections, the failure of Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil to form a government means the controversial Colm Keaveney's political career is by no means over.

Flannery hopeful his stance on animal welfare and equal rights will boost NUI Seanad chances

Galway city Cllr Pearse Flannery is hopeful his progressive stance on animal rights and human rights will help win support in the Seanad Elections for the NUI panel.

Labour - Galway West's great conundrum

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Depending on your point of view, Labour's Derek Nolan is destined to crash and burn, or is Galway West's great survivor, who in spite of all, will defy the odds and trends, and retain his seat at Election 2016.

Westmeath ranks 22nd for female political representation

Women for Election has marked International Women’s Day by issuing a report card for the major political parties as the focus turns to candidate selection for the next General Election.

Galway County Council wins Excellence in Local Government Award

Galway County Council has won the prestigious Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government Award 2013 in the partnership with Business Category sponsored by AIB.

Walsh pays tribute to Fine Gael councillor Jarlath McDonagh

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Galway West TD Brian Walsh has paid tribute to Fine Gael Cllr Jarlath McDonagh following his announcement that he will retire from politics at next year’s local elections.

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.

Burke re-elected to what could be the last Seanad

The only outgoing Mayo candidate in the Seanad elections, Senator Paddy Burke, was re-elected to the 24th Seanad — and the potentially last in its current form — this week on the agricultural panel. Sen Burke was one of the 11 candidates from 28 to pick up a seat.

Seanad candidates put forward reform proposals

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