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The PDs may be about to be swallowed up into the bowels of Fianna Fáil, but if this happens, they will guarantee the Soldiers of Destiny the right to control the Galway County Council after the 2009 Local Elections.
“Better red than dead” the English philosopher Bertrand Russell used to say, and for the Labour Party - if the recent The Irish Times/TNS MRBI poll is anything to go by - the phrase has never been more apt.
Health service staff in Mayo have been rocked by this week’s announcement that €1 billion cuts will have to be made this year.
Tuam has increased its natural hinterland on the west and may have lost some wise councillors on the east. The change was a natural alignment on paper by bringing the East Galway regions of the Oranmore electoral ward into the Tuam ward, while adding to the hinterland of Ballinasloe town.
The 2009 Local Election is little more than three months away and Fianna Fáil in Galway is in disarray.
Right now and heading into June’s Local Elections is a good time to be a candidate for The Labour Party. Labour could take four - perhaps if lucky five - seats in the Galway City Council, but can it do the same in the county?
What promised to be an interesting day for Tuam’s Tom Reilly ended in disappointment when he was pipped at the post for the last seat in the Tuam electoral area count.
A new independent and left leaning political grouping has emerged on the Galway County Council to challenge the Fianna Fail and Fine Gael camps.
Verging on the ridiculous — council hedge funds well down as overgrown vegetation makes roads unsafe
Funding to cut roadside hedges and to cut back verges is down by more than 60 per cent and that’s why the county’s roads are quickly being overgrown by vegetation, angry councillors were told this week when they queried why hedges were being cut in some areas and not in others.
Local Fine Gael senator Fidelma Healy Eames has questioned why the Galway Fire Service, the only local emergency organisation “equipped to suck up and remove water”, was not fully engaged to deal with the recent flooding in east and south Galway.