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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.

Galway can lead the State in voting for change this month

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Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael/Labour governments are known quantities. The civil service really runs the State, using elected politicians as spokesmen - and it is usually men - and change comes at a snail’s pace. As soon as one of the parties get too big for its boots, we switch to the other, and the cycle continues.

Knockmore Fianna Fail express anger over post office closure

The recent closure of the Knockmore village post office was condemned at the May meeting of the Knockmore Area Fianna Fáil Cumann, with members criticising An Post for taking the decision to close the post office in an area with a population of over 4,000 people. The Government and the four sitting Mayo Fine Gael TDs were also charged with “standing idly by while the service was withdrawn”.

Knockmore Fianna Fail express anger over post office closure

The recent closure of the Knockmore village post office was condemned at the May meeting of the Knockmore Area Fianna Fáil Cumann, with members criticising An Post for taking the decision to close the post office in an area with a population of over 4,000 people. The Government and the four sitting Mayo Fine Gael TDs were also charged with “standing idly by while the service was withdrawn”.

 

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