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Councillors annoyed about changes in management roles

There was anger among the elected members of the West Mayo Municipal District this week when it emerged that a senior member of the council's management team in the area was to be moved to a new position in the council, and the councillors had not been told officially of the change. The Mayo Advertiser understands that on Wednesday night a meeting of councillors from across the county took place, which was attended by 70 per cent of the elected councillors and they made a decision to request the holding of a special meeting of the council to discuss issues such as this.

Mayo has three Senators in new Seanad

Mayo's representation in the Oireachtas now totals seven with the election of three Mayo politicians to the 25th Seanad, along with the four TDs returned to the Dáil. The first of those elected to the upper house was Belmullet based Fianna Fáil candidate Keith Swanick who picked up a seat on the Cultural and Educational panel in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

Mayo now has three Senators in new Seanad

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Mayo's representation in the Oireachtas now totals seven with the election of three Mayo politicians to the 25th Seanad to go with the four TDs returned to the Dáil. The first of those elected to the upper house was Belmullet based Fianna Fáil candidate Keith Swanick who picked up a seat on the Cultural and Educational panel.

South Mayo a 'political island' that needs to be brought home

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With the general election out of the way for now, councillors in Mayo have called for the decision that saw 10,000 Mayo people being subsumed into the Galway West constituency to be reversed ahead of the next time that the voters go to the polls in a general election. Fine Gael Cllr Patsy O'Brien tabled a motion at the April meeting of the local authority calling to reinstate Mayo as a five seat constituency after the completion of the census at the end of the month.

Staunton wants to shake up the Seanad

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Louisburgh native Ciaran Staunton is looking to win a seat in the Seanad on the Industrial and Commerical Panel in the upcoming upper house elections. Staunton says that he will be a forceful, experienced, voice in the Seanad for the voiceless hundreds of thousands of economic emigrants, forced to leave Ireland involuntarily. Along with representing the rights of returning immigrants from countries worldwide and work tirelessly towards highlighting and addressing difficulties experienced by so many upon their return. He also added that he will be a strong advocate in the Seanad for securing an end to the nightmare of undocumented Irish in America and Australia, and for Irish emigrants worldwide.

Mayo candidates in hunt for Seanad seats

A number of Mayo candidates are seeking election to the 25th sitting of Seanad Éireann next month, with both the Universities and the vocational panels nomination proceedings closing recently.

Bressie to speak at Mental Health Forum at NUI Galway tonight

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NUI Galway will tonight (Thursday, 24 March) host a public forum to discuss the current challenges and future of mental health in Ireland in the O’Flaherty Theatre on the Arts Concourse at 7pm. Special guests will include Niall Breslin, better known as ‘Bressie’, and Dr Paul D’Alton, Clinical Psychologist and former president of The Psychological Society of Ireland and will be chaired by Dr Jonathan Egan from the School of Psychology at NUI Galway.

Fine Gael Minister meets members of Independence Alliance in Athlone

Fine Gael Deputy, Simon Coveney, travelled to Athlone yesterday (Tuesday, March 15) to hold discussions with members of the Independent Alliance regarding the formation of the next Government, including newly elected TD Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran.

Seamus Carter, athlete, Gaeilgóir, patriot

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Seamus Carter was a fluent Irish speaker who was a member of the Gaelic League since its inception. He was the secretary of the Oireachtas when it was held in Galway in 1913, the famous photograph of which hangs in the Town Hall.

Introduce a dress-code for our national parliament, says Higgins

Senator Lorraine Higgins has called for an Oireachtas dress code to be introduced following General Election 2016, adding that it is unacceptable that members of Dail and Seanad Eireann would enter the chambers of our national parliament dressed in unsuitable attire.’

 

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