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While Enda Kenny swept the boards across the county as Fine Gael surged to picking up four seats in Mayo, there was also a shift in the power base of TDs in the county last weekend. For the first time in a number of years, Ballina has the largest number of TDs in the county. The election of both Fine Gael’s Michelle Mulherin and the return of Fianna Fáil’s Dara Calleary has seen Ballina overtake Castlebar in the number of TDs.
It is seven days to polling day and seven days to a new era in our political landscape.
With Mayo County Councillor, Michael Kilcoyne finally making his mind up to enter the race for the 31st Dáil this week the major parties were given another headache as they prepare for the election on February 25. Kilcoyne wasn’t the only independent to put his name in the hat this week with Ballina pair Martin Daly and Loretta Clarke joining what is fast becoming a congested field of candidates.
It takes immense courage to put your name on the ballot paper and your face on an election poster. Actually thanks to literacy campaigner, Castlebar man Ernie Sweeney, we now have faces on ballot papers too.
A 24-year-old trainee barrister has been added to the Fianna Fáil ticket in Mayo.
There was good news this week for four schools in Mayo which were included in the Government’s school building programme.
Since the foundation of the party in March 1926 and the subsequent election in June of 1927 when Patrick J Ruttledge, Michael Kilroy, and Eugene Mullen were returned to the fifth Dáil, the Fianna Fáil party have always had at least two members returned to Leinster House at general election time from Mayo. But as the spectre of the 2011 General Election looms ever larger on the horizon that proud record looks to be ready to fall in the county.
GUBU. Grotesque, unbelievable, bizarre, and unprecedented. That’s how a period of turmoil involving Charlie Haughey was defined in the 1980s. It does not come close to describing events since Christmas.
Ireland’s political landscape is about to enter a new era. Political change is coming fast, and at last the people of Ireland know when they can finally have their say on which political party or parties are best served to lead this country through these tough economic times.