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Sinn Féin confirm Hegarty will contest local election

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Local Sinn Féin aspirant, Padraig Hegarty has now been officially selected to contest the forthcoming local election in the Athlone local election area.

Sinn Féin and Social Democrats announce local election candidates for Galway city

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Sinn Féin and the Social Democrats have announced their Galway City Council candidates for the Local Elections in May 2019, while Independent councillor Mike Cubbard has also announced he is seeking re-election.

Sinn Féin to choose candidates for 2019 local elections this weekend

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Galway West Sinn Féin will hold a number of candidate selection conventions in Peacocke's Hotel, Maam Cross, Connemara, this weekend as the party steps up its preparations for the 2019 Local Election which take place in May.

Poppies, PESCO, and the increasing militarisation of the EU

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In political terms, these last few weeks have been depressing. First, we were subjected to the electoral version of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? (aka the Irish presidency), while thousands of Irish families remain homeless, with no sign of a publicly financed house building programme.

Seán Kyne - the most powerful TD in Galway West?

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Galway is back at the Cabinet table for the first time since the early noughties, following the weekend's appointment of Galway West TD Seán Kyne as Minister for the Gaeltacht and Government Chief Whip.

Novelist commits crime of knowing what he’s talking about

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THE PROBLEM some people have with Danny Morrison’s novels is that, throughout them, he commits the heinous crime of knowing what he’s talking about. Had he been a US soldier returned from Vietnam, Iraq, or Afghanistan, it would be perfectly acceptable for him to write about his war.

'We’re a more modern society than even seven years ago at the last presidential election'

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Sinn Féin’s presidential candidate Liadh Ní Riada was in Galway last Friday as her campaign kicked off in earnest and she took time to sit down with me and chat about the race for the Áras and the issues that drive her political vision.

Time the so called Republican Movement apologised and compensated

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Insider has been a keen observer of the political scene for well over 40 years, and, up until recently, thought he had seen and heard it all. There were many contenders for the ‘Brass Neck’ award over the years - from Charlie Haughey’s ‘doing the State some service’ to Ray Burke’s ‘line in the sand’ to Bertie Aherne's ‘won it on the horses’.

Local election aspirant highlights residential dumping concerns

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Sinn Féin’s Athlone representative, Padraig Hegarty, is working with his party colleague, Cllr. Sorca Clarke, to address a number of issues that are impacting on the lives of people living in St Mary’s Place and Bower View in the town.

Politicians must choose the people or the market on housing crisis says Farrell

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Fianna Fáil and Independent TDs must decide if they are "on the side of Fine Gael and private developers", or on the side of the homeless, tenants, and "those struggling to find an affordable home".

 

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