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Planning, manoeuvring and strategic thinking in political circles

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Hello to the Mayo Advertiser readers.

Will any Galway West TD be a minister after Election 2016?

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The Government formed in the wake of the 2011 General Election was the first in 30 years to be without a TD from Galway West amongst its ministerial or junior ministerial ranks. Indeed, since the demotion of Ciarán Cannon in the 2014 reshuffle, neither Galway constituency – which between them had elected six government deputies in 2011 – has been represented at the top table of Irish politics.

Do betting odds reflect the political reality in Galway West?

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Insider always raises an eyebrow when bookies issue their odds on election betting - who’s a favourite, who’s not, etc - indeed, one of Ireland’s well known bookies gets RED C to carry out polling for it regularly, hence the odds that bookmaker offers reflects the results of the polls.

MGQ - many believed she would have been an ideal Taoiseach

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I am probably the worst kind of voter that the enthusiastic canvassers could meet. I do not vote for a party, but for a personality, or for a candidate whom I feel will do a good job. I admire politicians. I know that ninety-nine per cent of them are motivated by public service, and genuinely believe that they can effect change. Some of them actually succeed in bringing about change; but it is a long, hard slog.

No Claregalway Relief Road - what is Noel Grealish to do?

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Back in 2008, an article gracing the pages of this newspaper appraised scepticism surrounding the ability of Galway West TD Noel Grealish to “land the big road” as promised prior to the General Election of the previous year.

“That’s it for me and politics” - Ruth Illingworth calls it a day

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The first shock in the race for next year’s council elections came to light yesterday (Thursday) with the news that Fine Gael’s Ruth Illingworth is to step away from Mullingar politics for good.


ON THE night of September 29 2008, the then Taoiseach Brian Cowen and minister for finance Brain Lenihan decided to guarantee Ireland’s banks – to the tune of €440 billion.

Luan Gallery presents DECADE by famed Irish portrait painter

James Hanley RHA comes to Luan Gallery this November with his first solo show since 2011: DECADE. Taking a look back at the past ten years of this seminal artist’s career, DECADE celebrates the work of one of Ireland’s most renowned portrait artists.

The Pipe director crowdsourcing funding for new porject

Richard O’Donnell the director of the award winning and internationally acclaimed film The Pipe has been trying to get funding for his new project On the Horizon and so he has decided to set up a Fund It campaign.

Fianna Fáil - the greatest comeback since Lazarus?

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Over recent weeks, despite the happy distraction of the St Patrick’s Day festivities and the Easter break, Insider has detected a sense of worry in people’s demeanour created by a largely unexpected development that has truly shaken them out of any complacency.


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