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Sinn Féin senator Trevor Ó Clochartaigh has raised the plight, in the Seanad, of a Galway couple who were separated after a man was deported.
Mark Lohan, the president of the Galway Council of Trade Unions, and chair of the Galway People's Resource Centre, has been co-opted for Sinn Féin on to Galway City Council, replacing Cllr Anna Marley, who recently announced she was standing down.
The local property tax rate set by the Galway City Council for those living within the city boundaries will be up for review in September and Cllr Mairéad Farrell is encouraging Galwegians to have their say on what she says is “a very important decision that directly affects us all”.
Mayo Sinn Féin Senator Rose Conway-Walsh says she is deeply concerned about the burning of her poster on a Loyalist bonfire in Belfast on the eve of July 12 after photographs appeared on social media earlier this week of her election poster being burned along with the tricolour.
Sinn Féin’s Gaeltacht spokesperson, Senator Trevor Ó Clochartaigh, has said the Taoiseach should appoint an independent arbitrator to resolve the impasse on the use of Minna Airport for the purposes of supporting an air service to the Aran Islands.
"We must sow terror in the hearts of the Irish people," a senior Irish politician told Irish Independent journalist James Downey in 2001, explaining how the Republic's Government would reverse the people's No vote to the EU's Nice Treaty that year, and turn it into a Yes vote for the same treaty the year after.
Martin McLoughlin was formally co-opted on to Mayo County Council for the remaining three years of the term of the council on Monday afternoon at a special sitting of the council, which was convened to fill the vacancy that arose following the election of Dep Lisa Chambers to the Dáil in February.
He lives in an area regarded as having too small a population to elect him to the Dáil. Personally popular, there are people who will never vote for him because of the party to which he belongs. He has a name monoglot English speakers struggle to spell. There are whispers that there might be better or more deserving candidates within the party.
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.