Leave Britain to the Brexit fanatics, Ireland's future is with Europe

Thu, Oct 10, 2019

The scene of the Sunday morning breakfast table in Biarritz at the beginning of the recent G7 summit was a sobering one for Irish viewers. President Donald Tump and prime minister Boris Johnson, leaders of the two countries that would traditionally be considered our main allies, egging each other on in pursuit of a hard Brexit that would be detrimental to this country.

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Ireland should not fear Brexit, it should embrace it

Thu, Oct 03, 2019

Despite the constant Brexit talk on radio and television, and the miles of column inches in the press, one thing is never mentioned – it seems virtually impossible to leave the EU.

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Climate change and Brexit...what a time to be alive

Thu, Sep 26, 2019

What a time to be alive. The window for action on climate change is rapidly closing; democratic politics are under threat from a resurgent far-right in many of the world's most influential countries; and there are few obvious reasons for hope or optimism.

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Why urban environmentalists threaten Connemara's future

Thu, Sep 19, 2019

It seems Connemara is just one big special area of conservation thanks to our Dublin-based masters. And sure isn’t it right there is concern for the bog cotton, the pearl mussels, the common lizard, the snails, and a host of other creepy crawlies?

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'The best chance of returning two candidates is to run just two'

Thu, Sep 12, 2019

For the first time since 1961, Fianna Fáil looks set to run only two candidates in Galway West at the next General Election, expected to take place in spring of 2020.

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Brexit, elections, and economic downturns - welcome to autumn/winter 2019

Thu, Sep 05, 2019

September heralds the resumption of political activity with party think-ins and shadow boxing between the various parties preceding the return of the Dáil in the middle of the month.

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British Labour Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott to speak in Galway

Thu, Jul 11, 2019

Diane Abbott, the British Labour MP and the Shadow Home Secretary, will be in Galway this weekend to give the keynote address at the 25th Annual Tom Johnson Summer School in NUI Galway, organised by Labour Youth.

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What the local elections can tell us about the next general election

Thu, Jul 04, 2019

As the Dáil prepares to head off on its summer recess, with local and European elections behind us and with a general election looming ever nearer, Insider felt it a good time to take stock and consider the state of the various parties.

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Embrace the creative arts - it can be a life transforming experience

Thu, Jun 20, 2019

There is a notion that there is some connection between being interested in the arts, and looking down one’s nose at the sort of people who think Camus is a place in Connemara, rather than a French existentialist novelist.

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What the tallies tell us - Galway City East

Sat, May 25, 2019

The morning is over and it is well into afternoon now. Already we are looking at changes in the city’s political landscape - and also at how some things remain the same.

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Galway City Central - the Green’s spring a surprise in Martina O’Connor

Sat, May 25, 2019

It was long pegged as the electoral ward with the most to offer. For political anoraks and analysts this was the one with the ‘get in the front row and get the popcorn out’ factor - this was the one that asked big questions.

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The faits accomplis and the known unknowns

Sat, May 25, 2019

THE TALLIES have answered many questions and left plenty of others unresolved. While the count for Galway city progresses slowly, the political analysts and anoraks fill in the long gaps with number crunching.

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How will Galway city vote in the 2019 Local Elections?

Thu, May 23, 2019

Fifty candidates are competing for 18 seats across the city's three electoral wards, but in reality, only half that number can truly be considered contenders. While the city is not expected to make sweeping changes to the make-up of its local government representation, some new faces are likely to feature when the new council meets in June.

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Who will be returned as MEPs for Midlands-North-West?

Thu, May 23, 2019

Former tánaiste Michael McDowell recently described the European elections as a mad dash where household names strive to become household names. There is more than an element of truth to this; high profile politicians such as Gerry Collins, Jim Higgins, and Brian Hayes went largely off the radar after relocating to Brussels.

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One year on from the Referendum on the Eighth Amendment

Thu, May 23, 2019

The referendum to Repeal the Eighth Amendment, which was a ban on abortion in almost all circumstances, took place on May 25 2018. One year on, Galway Pro-Choice spoke to the Galway Advertiser on what has changed, and why it believes there is still a need for pro-choice campaigning in Ireland.

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Galway City West: Keane v Connolly v O'Reilly

Thu, May 16, 2019

When it comes to Galway City West, there are only three names political pundits and political anoraks - is there any difference, really, between the two? - want to talk about: Cllr Peter Keane, John Connolly, and Pauline O'Reilly.

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How to defeat the Alt.Right

Thu, May 09, 2019

Hopefully it will not happen, but Insider thinks that, given the current state of play – and the direction of the political wind – some variant of fascism is likely to emerge triumphant, not today or tomorrow, but medium term, from the political turmoil consuming Europe and the USA since at least 2014.

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Pat Hardiman to run as Independent in Galway City East

Thu, May 09, 2019

Pat Hardiman, one of the Galway's leading trade unionists, has quit the Labour Party after 36 years of membership, to stand as an Independent candidate in the highly competitive Galway City East ward.

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Is the HSE the right model for health care in Ireland?

Thu, May 02, 2019

How can we speak coherently about Galway's health services at a time where our media's daily diet is composed of negative stories concerning Government failure to properly ensure medical care for its own citizens?

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Make sure you are registered to vote, says Labour candidate Liam Boyle

Thu, May 02, 2019

With just a week until the deadline to register to vote in the local elections, Labour Galway City East candidate Liam Boyle, is highlighting the eligibility of all residents to cast their ballot on May 24.

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