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As the political temperature soars to levels usually only seen when we approach the end of a five year Dáil cycle, Insider has decided to offer the benefit of his wisdom to the main political parties on how they should approach the forthcoming election, which, based on recent events, cannot be delayed much longer.
Insider has had it with the vocal minority who continue to dominate our airwaves in a totally disproportionate way to their actual support among the population.
You can see it in their eyes, the sadness, the disappointment. There are candidates who came here to NUI Galway today knowing in their hearts of hearts that they were not going to make it. That the field was too crowded, that their chances were slim against a field packed with heavyweights.
According to the local pundits, the final seat in Galway West is looking like a straight battle between Sinn Féin and Labour. So will Connemara senator Trevor Ó Clochartaigh take the seat held by city based TD Derek Nolan? Insider believes the outcome is too close to call but a look at the race raises some interesting questions.
Elections in the 19th century were a great deal more lively, entertaining, and violent than those of the present day.
WITH 10 days to polling day, Galway West has become something it has never been before - unpredictable. For years it returned two FF and one each for FG, Labour, and a PD/Independent. Even the electoral upheaval of 2011 almost bypassed the constituency, with FG the party to take two, as opposed to FF.