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Local Green Party Councillor appointed Heritage spokesperson

Local Green Party Councillor, Louise Heavin, has been appointed to the role of Heritage spokesperson for the political party.

Fondly remembering a peace maker as General Election campaign gathers momentum

I must begin this column by talking about the late Seamus Mallon who passed away over the last week.

General Election campaign in full flow as former President takes the walk of life

Election 2020 is in full throttle daily. Fair dues to the radio stations, they are giving it great coverage. Each day we have the different debates, the different manifestos, where the leaders will be, what they will be discussing, and of course there is the ongoing drama of what could be the latest row between the leaders, Leo and Micheál.

Naughten confirms poster free general election campaign

Former Minister for the Environment, Denis Naughten TD, has confirmed that he will contest the general election without the use of posters.

Undecided on Eighth Amendment deserve better than current debate

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Two groups intended to be representative of Irish people - the Citizens’ Assembly and the Oireachtas Committee – went in with different views on abortion and were exposed to a calm and reasoned debate that got into the nuance, difficulties, and reality of the 8th amendment. Both groups came out with a strong majority in favour of a Yes vote.

Tragedy in the US makes political issues pale in significance

So many dreadful things appear to be happening throughout the world now.

Summer sails onwards, ringing in the changes

Well, it really is summer time. We hear different voices on our radio, Cormac Ó hEadhra during the day, Dave Fanning and many others, replacing regular presenters who are gone for their well-deserved annual leave.

Newly invigorated and full of sea air

Well, I am in great form this week and feel as if I have come back from two weeks in Portugal. The thing is I have not spent two weeks in Portugal, but I did spend a wonderful three days in Salthill, Galway, and it felt just as good as if I had been across the seas abroad in some luxury resort.

Doug Leddin speaks about the amazing reaction to video discussing his battle with depression

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An on-line video featuring Doug Leddin speaking about his decade long battle with depression has reached millions of people over the past week. Speaking to the Galway Advertiser in the aftermath of a whirlwind few days, where he appeared on live television twice on Monday, Mr Leddin says he has been blown away by the positive reaction to the emotional video.

Polls, debates, rows – It’s almost over!

The end is near! By the time you read this on Thursday some of you will have voted. Some will be getting ready to do so. Whatever the case, February 26 is the end of all the polls, the debates, the noise, the rows. The day belongs to you, the voters.

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