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Could Ó Cuív use the free bus pass for the next election?

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If Dáil Éireann goes to full term, and the General Election comes, not this year, but in April/May 2016, three sitting Oireachtas members in Connacht would be able to travel around their respective constituencies for free using their bus passes.

Walsh critical of possible summer bathing ban at beach

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The possibility of a long term bathing ban at Ballyloughane Beach has again highlighted the urgent need for investment in the country’s water infrastructure, according to local Fine Gael TD Brian Walsh.

Walsh invites Arts Minister to visit Picture Palace site

The Minister for Arts, Heritage, and the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphreys, has accepted an invitation to visit the site of the Solas Picture Palace in Galway and meet its promoters.

‘This Government resembles a substitute teacher who cannot control the class’

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In a famous speech in 1992 Britain’s Queen Elizabeth referred to having just endured ‘an annus horribilis’. Well at Christmas 2014 any member of the Irish Government could make the very same statement.

John Connolly being asked to run for FF in Election 2016

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ohn Connolly, the long time Fianna Fáil member and former city councillor, is understood to have been approached by Fianna Fail to consider standing in the 2016 General Election.

Éamon Ó Cuív - the man to revive FF’s Galway and national fortunes?

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The national media is putting pressure on the two great Civil War parties to call a truce following the next general election so that an historic Fine Gael/Fianna Fáil government can be formed. This would-be Fianna Gael coalition – political commentators argue – is essential if the State is not to fall into the clutches of Gerry ‘Grizzly’ Adams.

N59 and N84 work schemes announced by Minister

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The long-awaited N59 Maam Cross to Oughterard road improvement project is to be progressed under the National Road Authority (NRA) Minor Works Scheme for 2015, details of which were announced last evening.

Final four in Saturday night showdowns

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The last of the big titles to be given out in Mayo football will be handed out on Sunday week, all going well, with the final of the MD Roofing Services Mayo u21 football championship pencilled in for that date. Before then tomorrow night, Saturday, November 29 there is the small matter of the two semi-finals in the competition down for decision in Elverys MacHale Park.

To win in Oranmore, you have to go through Grealish first

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“The only valid poll is on election day!” is the guff politicians huff and bluster with when the latest round of opinion polls turn out badly for them. Yet fear not reader, Insider can assure you all politicians, regardless of what they say publicly, take opinion poll findings very seriously.

Calling all Jes past pupils

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Like most national schools in the 1950s, the bunscoil in Coláiste Iognáid (the Jes) used to have a little break, known as a ‘sos’, mid morning. The lowest class in the Jes was Bun Rang II and they had a charismatic teacher named Power, who was known only as ‘An Paorach’. This man was a Gaeilgeóir who taught everything through Irish, but made it fun. You had to learn songs like ‘Beidh Aonach Amárach i gContae an Chláir’ or ‘Trasna na dTonnta dul siar, dul siar’. Weather permitting he would use the period of the ‘sos’ to take his pupils out drilling around the pitch, always carrying a whistle and issuing his commands in Irish.

 

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