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Keane has the hunger, but does Fianna Fáil have the appetite?

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When was the last time Fianna Fáil won two seats in Galway West? The 2007 General Election - now more than a decade ago. Older party activists will sigh with nostalgia for the days when FF could take three out of five. The last time that happened was in November 1982 - 36 years ago.

Bertie Ahern to address Athlone Fianna Fáil on Brexit

Athlone Fianna Fáil will play host to former Taoiseach, Bertie Ahern, next week when he speaks to the group about the impact of Brexit on Ireland.

Fianna Fáil Bill will provide statutory basis for registration of wills – O’Rourke

Local Fianna Fáil councillor Aengus O’Rourke says a Bill soon to be introduced to the Seanad by his party will finally provide a statutory basis for the registration of wills.

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.

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.

Longford District Court chosen for centralised custody cases

Fine Gael Deputy for Longford-Westmeath, James Bannon, has welcomed the announcement that Longford District Court has been chosen as the new centralised court for custody cases in counties Longford and Westmeath.

Government accepts FF legislation on shared maternity leave

Fianna Fáil has welcomed the Government’s decision to accept the Parental Leave Bill 2013, presented in the Seanad by Senator Mary White.

New first citizens of county and towns elected this week

It was a week of changes at the top tables of local politics in Mayo with the election of new Cathaoirleach and mayors in the four local authorities in the county. On Monday afternoon, Fine Gael councillor Cyril Burke was elected as Cathaoirleach of Mayo County Council for the coming year at the AGM of the council. The meeting itself had to be adjourned for a short time following an interruption by a group of mostly Shell to Sea protesters, who were protesting over a high pitched noise they had to endure over the June Bank Holiday weekend while Shell was carrying out hydro-testing in the area. After the meeting resumed, Cllr Burke was elected as Cathaoirleach and Cllr Patsy O’Brien as leas-Cathoirleach. Cllr Burke is also the Cathaoirleach of the BMW regional assembly.

O’ Neill elected to Seanad for FG

Kilkenny Fine Gael Councillor Pat O’ Neill has been elected to the Seanad.

1,300 Westmeath people registered to vote for Seanad

Just 1,300 people living in Westmeath are registered to vote for the upcoming Seanad elections on the National University of Ireland (NUI) panel, one of just three panels which allows members of the public to vote.

 

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