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I am compiling my column this week late on Tuesday night and, so far, we have not had storm Emma or, indeed, storm anything except for very cold weather and some light snow.
So when is the next General Election? For 18 months after the 2016 poll we were told "There'll be an election in six months." The Government came perilously close to collapse just before Christmas, but now? It seems an election is further away, rather than coming down the tracks fast.
Well, we all know Christmas is coming, but before that comes about, so much has happened in the past week that it is difficult to know quite where to begin.
Last Friday night was the occasion for COPE Galway’s annual Sleep Out where 30 of the city’s business and community leaders spent 12 hours sleeping on the streets in a venture that has raised €110,000 to date for homelessness services.
Patients in Galway are almost twice as likely to be waiting for "unacceptably long periods", sometimes up to 15 months or more, for inpatient or day-case operations, as those in the rest of the State.
As we face in to the winter of 2017, Insider cannot help sense that as each week passes we are much closer to a general election than many politicians and political parties would really like.
The Galway Alliance Against War has expressed its deep concern that an Irish naval vessel has been sent to the world’s biggest arms fair to assist in the sale of military hardware and software.
The first six months of 2017 have been hectic to say the least - a change of taoiseach, arguments which have severely tested the stability of the government and brought us to the brink of a general election more than once, a UK general election, and the collapse of the Stormont Assembly.
Well, so many awful things have happened since we last spoke together, and yet so many hopeful, optimistic things have also happened. So, let us put them all in context.