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“I have a degree and a masters and yet I’m unemployed. My generation is the lost generation. In me, voters saw someone who has stayed and can give the perspective of that generation in City Hall, and the perspective of my generation is needed.”
Seven new councillors were returned to City Hall in last weekend’s local elections, including three Sinn Féin candidates, the party’s best performance in the city in living memory.
Galway will never have seen a city council like the one which gathers on Friday June 6 at 4pm in City Hall for its first meeting, and yet, from a certain point of view, it will be a council that is strangely familiar.
Galway will never have seen a city council like the one that gathers in June for the first meeting in City Hall after the Local Elections, and yet, from a certian point of view, it will be a council that is strangely familiar.
Sinn Féin’s new councillor for Galway City Central, Anna Marley, is determined to build a ‘progressive alliance’ so the new council is one where Left-wing values are heard, not ignored.
The first Sinn Féin candidate to be elected in Galway city in 10 years is also, at 24, the youngest candidate to be elected to the Galway City Council. “My generation is the lost generation,” she says.
Independents, female candidates, and Fianna Fáil stand poised as the main winners when the votes for the 2014 Local Elections in Galway city are counted this weekend; but Labour is fearful it could be reduced to just two councillors in City Hall.
With 24 hours to polling day Labour teeters on the brink of collapse, Fianna Fáil on the edge of recovery, and Sinn Féin and Independents ready to make significant electoral breakthroughs.
As readers of this page are well aware, there are two elections due on May 23, the Local Elections, and the election to that most useless of institutions, the so- called European Parliament.
With the Galway City Council being expanded from 15 seats to 18, all parties look set to increase their representation in City Hall, with Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin possibly benefiting most.