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THE LATE Bobby Molloy clocked in an astonishing 37 years as TD for Galway West, being first elected in 1965, and eventually standing down in 2002. The only other TD to yet come close to that tally is Fianna Fáil's Éamon Ó Cuív who celebrates 25 years in Dáil Éireann this year.
Theresa May's decision to call a snap election in Britain - following numerous pledges that she would do no such thing - took political watchers by surprise this week, especially here in Ireland where there has been an ongoing, daily, assumption that our current Government will fall any day now.
As the bus strike drags into its second week, Galway city Labour councillors will bring a motion to the next Galway City Council meeting in support of the striking Bus Éireann workers, and demanding the Government "immediately take action to resolve the dispute".
This time last year Irish politics was in a state of paralysis; the most inconclusive general election result in the State’s history was followed by 10 weeks of protracted negotiations to form a government. One year on, and with a sense the next electoral test may not be far away, Insider has been considering the shape the various parties find themselves in and their battle plans both locally and nationally.
Gardai warn against bogus callers
Galway’s status as a major tourist hub could be threatened by Brexit, with a warning sign being sterling’s plummet in the aftermath of last year’s referendum, a situation, which, if it is repeated after the UK formally leaves the EU, will make it more expensive for British people to holiday here.
After last Wednesday’s non-statutory public consultation at the Ballinfoile Community Centre, the N6 Kirwan Roundabout Improvement Scheme will move on to the assessment stage.
City councillors are in disagreement over plans to install a traffic lights controlled junction at the Menlo roundabout.
Were Clint Eastwood to ride into town on a steed, canter across Eyre Square, before a final gallop up College Road to City Hall, stride in and demand of the first official he meets, "Just who is Fianna Fáil's man in this town?", what answer would he get?
The felling of mature trees in Salthill Park is "an outrageous act of vandalism”, which has led to a Garda investigation, and a demand from councillors for answers from City Hall.