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While Gerry Adams announcement of his plans to step down as party president was the main talking point from the recent Sinn Féin Ard Fheis, Galway city councillor Mairéad Farrell was elected to the party ard chomhairle, as the sole representative from Connacht.
Fianna Fáil deputy for Rosommon-Galway, Eugene Murphy says the Government needs to make the banks admit that the tracker mortgage scandal is akin to fraud and to hold those implicit to account.
Gerry Adams’ contradictory statements on health spending prove yet again he has no head for figures, Fine Gael TD Peter Burke has said.
Sinn Féin Deputy Leader Mary Lou McDonald will attend a number of events in Mayo with her party colleagues Senator Rose Conway Walsh and local councillors tomorrow, October 7, to discuss Sinn Féin’s alternative Budget 2018 proposals.
A presentation on the Housing Capital Programme for Mayo County Council in the West Mayo region this week turned into a debate on the future of rural Ireland. Comments from the councillors followed a presentation by head of housing for Mayo County Council, Paul Benson. Achill based Fianna Fáil councillor Paul MacNamara said: "What about rural Ireland? If we build all these houses in urban areas are we going to close the door on rural Ireland? Of the 220 houses, there is nothing here for rural Ireland. The sites have to be acquired."
Sinn Féin have denied allegations made this week by party candidate and former Mayor of Athlone Paul Hogan that he has been the victim of a bullying campaign from within his own party.
A Fianna Fail county councillor from Headford has become the first woman chairperson of the HSE West’s regional health forum.
Fianna Fáil TD for Roscommon/Galway Eugene Murphy has hit out at Minister Michael Creed for failing to meet his own targets of having all 2016 GLAS payments made by the end of April. Deputy Murphy said that the latest figures obtained by Fianna Fáil through a parliamentary question revealed that nationally there are more than 3,000 farmers still waiting on their 2016 GLAS payments to be made.
The annual 5 mile Menlo walk in aid of Ability West is celebrating ten years and the community walk is looking to raise a bumper €10,000 to mark the occasion. The walk will take place on Sunday 12th February. The walk will start at 12 noon from Scoil Bhride Menlo, Galway City.