Is the N6 Ring Road the right solution to Galway's 'Carmaggedon'?

Thu, Mar 26, 2020

Prior to the coronavirus restrictions, Insider had been attending the An Bord Pleanála oral hearings at the g Hotel, examining evidence, for and against, the building a new city bypass. However, due to the coronavirus, the hearings have ben postponed until at least April 8.

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Why Ireland needs a Fianna Fáil/Fine Gael coalition right now

Thu, Mar 19, 2020

The former British prime minister, Harold Wilson, once mused that "a week is a long time in politics". Never in modern times has that phrase been so true.

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We might get an FF/FG coalition, but is it really what Ireland needs?

Thu, Mar 05, 2020

Today, the 33rd Dáil meets for the second time, and again, no taoiseach will be elected and the process of government formation will continue for the coming weeks.

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Housing is 'the most urgent set of issues' for the next government

Thu, Feb 27, 2020

We are, once again, in political stalemate. In the meantime, the mechanisms of the State continue as they were under a caretaker government. The problem, of course, is that 'as they were' is hardly sufficient.

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Sinn Féin to hold public rally in Salthill next week

Thu, Feb 27, 2020

Sinn Féin will hold a public rally in the Galway Bay Hotel, Salthill, from 7.30pm on Friday March 6 as part of its drive to be involved in the next Government, and to "bring the conversation about a Government for Change to the people".

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Alice Mary Higgins to hold public meeting in Galway tonight

Thu, Feb 27, 2020

Alice Mary Higgins, the Independent senator who is campaigning for re-election to Seanad Éireann, will hold a public meeting this evening, discussing issues of equality, climate change, public services, and human rights.

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Ruth Coppinger to launch Seanad campaign in Galway

Thu, Feb 27, 2020

Former Solidarity TD Ruth Coppinger will be in NUI Galway today to meet with students, graduates, staff, and the broader public, to launch her Seanad election campaign.

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Niall Ó Tuathail to run for Seanad

Thu, Feb 27, 2020

Following his run in Galway West at last month's General Election, the Social Democrats' Niall Ó Tuathail has been nominated to run for the upcoming Seanad elections.

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Climate change wasn't the focus of the election, but it must be the focus of the next Government

Thu, Feb 20, 2020

It is often said that the environment suffers in Ireland, and indeed on the planet, because of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. In order to be able to concentrate on things outside of keeping us alive, we need to feel well fed, healthy, and have a roof over our heads.

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Alice Mary Higgins to seek re-election to the Seanad

Thu, Feb 20, 2020

Alice-Mary Higgins has been "a remarkably effective and progressive" member of Seanad Éireann, "with a sharp eye for human rights", and who has the potential to continue "invaluable and reforming work" in the upper house.

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Who will form the next government - and is it possible?

Thu, Feb 13, 2020

As the dust settles on a tumultuous General Election, attention turns to the central question – who governs? If this looked like a conundrum in the immediate aftermath of the 2016 election, then if anything a solution is even less apparent on this occasion.

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The history maker

Thu, Feb 13, 2020

From the early rounds of tallies on Sunday morning it became obvious that Mairead Farrell would win a seat in Galway West, and that in doing so she would make history.

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'We were playing against a hurricane'

Thu, Feb 13, 2020

A good day for Hildegarde Naughton. A bad day for her party. The Galway West TD admits that Election 2020 has been a "bittersweet" one, with her returning to the Dáil, and her party colleague, Sean Kyne, losing his seat.

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'This change been coming for some time'

Thu, Feb 13, 2020

In a sense, Catherine Connolly has made history four times in Galway West, a constituency that, up until last Saturday, was largely one of the most stable and predictable in the State.

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'After a general election it's always a numbers game'

Thu, Feb 13, 2020

He is loved and loathed in equal measure. He is controversial and hugely popular politician. His statements about African migrants being "spongers" disgusted many. This election was his best performance to date.

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'We have to accept that young people want change'

Thu, Feb 13, 2020

He has taken the first seat in Galway West at every election since 2002, and it was no different this year, but his victory came neither as quickly, nor as emphatically as on previous occasions.

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What happened to home rulers after independence?

Thu, Feb 13, 2020

UNTIL SINN Féin swept the boards at the 1918 general election, winning 73 seats - the overwhelming majority - the Irish Parliamentary Party had been the dominant force in Irish politics.

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Election 2020 - it's all to play for in Galway West and Galway East

Thu, Feb 06, 2020

Insider has been in constant contact with people from all parties since the election was called in mid-January, and has never seen such uncertainty in the closing days of a campaign, so let’s look at the position of each party and Independents as we approach polling day.

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Galway West - can Greens or Soc Dems unseat incumbent TDs?

Thu, Jan 30, 2020

A boon and a boost for the Social Democrats and The Greens; a warning to Noel Grealish; and a reassurance to Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil - the TG4 poll on Galway West seems to predict a constituency ready for change.

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It’s time to protect and champion our local primary schools.

Thu, Jan 30, 2020

Today, more than 559,000 children are taught in large classes in underfunded primary schools where there is minimal support for school leaders. This is not acceptable. The next government must change this reality.

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