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Male rural TDs to rule Galway city?

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Could it be possible that after the General Election Galway city would have no political representation in the Dail? Yes, it is, and it would appear to Insider that three of the main political parties – Fine Gael, Fianna Fail, and Sinn Féin – intend it to be that way.

Why Irish women are on the borderline of lunacy!

Poor Irish women. The journey from Peig Sayers to Miriam O’ Callaghan has not been an easy one, and for many women simply unattainable. While in that time, men have found new confidence in the worlds of business, science, sport, teaching and the professions (even having the confidence to wreck the country in a spectacular fashion, as they did some years ago), women, in a patriarchal society, are still struggling to find their own expression, to escape the dominance of the Catholic Church, and, in the views of author Emma Comerford, ‘to control the tendency towards alcohol abuse and other manifestations of low self-esteem’.

Is Brian's departure Derek's opportunity?

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For the last 12 to 18 months, Labour Galway West TD Derek Nolan has been regarded by pundits and political anoraks as the constituency's 'dead man walking', not so much 'the lad most likely to...' but rather the 'absolute certainty' to lose his seat.

How will Brian Walsh’s departure affect Galway West?

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Dep Brian Walsh’s departure from politics this week, and consequent withdrawal from Election 2016 is both a curse and a blessing for Galway West Fine Gael, and will be seen as an opportunity, perhaps even a salvation, by Labour and Fianna Fáil.

Challenge to gender quotas - the saga continues

The biggest political bombshell of the last few days has been the legal challenge which is now being mounted to the legislation on gender quotas.

Convicted criminals and their associates should be instantly disqualified from driving, says Higgins

Senator Lorraine Higgins today called on the Minister for Justice to come into the Seanad to discuss why many of the criminals robbing and plundering rural Ireland have not been disqualified from driving.

Ireland should take up to 10,000 Syrian refugees - and not be politicking, says Healy-Eames

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Ireland should be prepared to take in 10,000 Syrian refugees, with each parish in the State being willing to accommodate five families each, according to Independent Galway West Senator Fidelma Healy-Eames.

Ireland should take up to 10,000 Syrian refugees - Healy-Eames

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Ireland should be prepared to take in 10,000 Syrian refugees, with each parish in the State being willing to accommodate five families each, according to Independent Galway West Senator Fidelma Healy-Eames.

Visionary Inis Meain community seeks sponsorship to finance a new teacher

A Galway school has come up with a novel initiative to finance a much-needed teacher. 

 

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