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Aran Islands ferry crisis will be annual problem unless state changes island transport policy — O Tuathail

Island Ferries Teo announced that it will cease the operation of the winter ferry service to Inis Mór, citing lack of profitability of the service and calling for changes to landing charges imposed by Galway County Council. This is the second year in a row that the beleaguered island has faced the threat of the loss of their ferry service and also follows threats to the regular air service.

Keep the election posters close at hand

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As the dust settles on Election 2016, we have a political landscape unlike any seen since the 1950s. The days of the two and a half party system ended in 2011, but further fragmentation of the political landscape sees seven parties and a large number of Independents occupy the 32nd Dáil.

Next time, Trevor, next time

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He lives in an area regarded as having too small a population to elect him to the Dáil. Personally popular, there are people who will never vote for him because of the party to which he belongs. He has a name monoglot English speakers struggle to spell. There are whispers that there might be better or more deserving candidates within the party.

Galway West - what the tallies tell us now

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Eamon Ó Cuív will top the poll in Galway West; Derek Nolan has lost his seat, Fidelma Healy Eames fourth attempt to enter the Dáil has failed, and Galway might be about to elect it's first woman in more than 20 years, and it's first Sinn Féin TD in almost a century.

Galway West expected to go down to the wire

Galway West stands on the brink of electing its first female TD in almost 20 years, but while the omens are good for Independent Left councillor Catherine Connolly, her route to the Dáil is by no means certain, as Sinn Féin and the Social Democrats are also eyeing that same seat.

Dramatic count ahead as election promises to be most exciting in decades

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Galway West stands on the brink of electing its first female TD in almost 20 years, but while the omens are good for Independent Left councillor Catherine Connolly, her route to the Dáil is by no means certain, as Sinn Féin and the Social Democrats are also eyeing that same seat.

Galway West - who are the potential winners, losers, and dark horses?

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WITH 10 days to polling day, Galway West has become something it has never been before - unpredictable. For years it returned two FF and one each for FG, Labour, and a PD/Independent. Even the electoral upheaval of 2011 almost bypassed the constituency, with FG the party to take two, as opposed to FF.

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.

Eight candidates declare for hustings in Indreabhán

Eight of the declared candidates standing for election in the Galway West-South Mayo constituency have accepted an invitation from Cumann Forbartha Chois Fharraige to attend a public hustings next Monday, February 15 in Seanscoil Sailearna, Indreabhán.

Eight candidates declare for hustings in Indreabhán

Eight of the declared candidates standing for election in the Galway West-South Mayo constituency have accepted an invitation from Cumann Forbartha Chois Fharraige to attend a public hustings next Monday, February 15 in Seanscoil Sailearna, Indreabhán.

 

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