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Councillor describes local electoral boundary review as unsatisfactory

Independent councillor James Charity has described the terms of reference to the local electoral boundary review by Minister John Phelan as wholly unsatisfactory from Galway county and city’s viewpoint.

Will the UK election be anything other than a Tory landslide?

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Last weekend, Insider enjoyed various documentaries and interviews commemorating the 20th anniversary of one of the most extraordinary nights in political history - Labour’s landslide win in the 1997 UK general election. Now, two decades on, as the UK electorate goes to the polls again Insider sees some interesting parallels with 1997.

Public meeting on Brexit this evening

 

Public meeting to address Brexit impact on Midlands

If you would like to know more about how Brexit will affect your business, farm, or daily life, you are invited to attend a public meeting which has been organised to address these very concerns.

Duncan Campbell’s ‘Bernadette’ at Roscommon Arts Centre

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Roscommon Arts Centre is delighted to present Bernadette by Turner Prize winner Duncan Campbell. One of a trilogy of films, it focuses on female Irish dissident and political activist Bernadette Devlin. In 1969 she became the youngest woman ever elected to the British Parliament and she personified the young radical Catholics of Northern Ireland at the onset of the modern Troubles. Campbell’s film works with archive footage and writings about her in an effort to do justice to her legacy. The exhibition runs until January 13.

Time for the house special from Mayo

There is a great comfort about diving into some place for a bite of lunch and opting for the same bloody thing every day. The familiarity with which we go back to the tried and tested leaves one leaving the establishment, our appetite sated, but perhaps cursing ourselves for not having the neck to try something different.

George Galloway in Galway for The Killing$ of Tony Blair documentary

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Controversial British politician George Galloway will be in Galway later this month for a special screening of the documentary, The Killing$ of Tony Blair, after which he will take part in a question and answer session with the public.

Major award for Tuam occupational therapist

A County Galway based occupational therapist has walked away with a Young Volunteer of the Year Award.

Labour succumb to neo-liberalism

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Insider spotted Labour Galway West TD Derek Nolan out knocking doors the other evening. He can only hope Dep Nolan’s appearance on the doorsteps does not impact too negatively on the Yes vote for marriage equality.

Does Lucinda’s Renua actually stand for anything?

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An electorate fatigued by years of unrelenting economic bad news and grinding austerity; disenchanted with the Government’s failure to tackle the failings of the political system and engage in meaningful reform; the lack of a coherent alternative from an Opposition that has, at its heart, a party still tainted by its role in the economic crash and still toxic for many; a surge in support for ‘Others’ manifesting itself in both opinion polls and local election results.

 

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