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Mayo still has a core Fianna Fáil vote despite national drubbing

Despite an absolute wipeout of the Fianna Fáil party on a national level, and Mayo only returning one Fianna Fáil TD to the 31st Dáil, there still exists a core Fianna Fáil vote in Mayo.

Is politics public service or self service?

Twelve Fianna Fail TDs, including three members of the cabinet, will not contest the next general election. It’s a sign of the level of cynicism that people now associate with the word ‘politics’, that most people wonder whether the retirements are so that politicians can take advantage of the current pension arrangement pensions. While some have left for reasons of health, the collective ship-jumping just three years after the formation of the most fraught Dail in our history prompts The Insider to wonder why people put themselves forward for office in the first place. Was it just to enjoy the trappings of power while the good times rolled, or was there a deeper commitment to lead and to give service?

‘Scandal’ of more than one thousand children with hearing loss on a waiting list

The fact that almost 1,300 Galway children with hearing loss are on a waiting list for their first audiological assessment and review has been described as a “scandal” by a local politician.

Galway and Dublin scientists team up to develop life saving meningitis test

Scientists in Galway and Dublin are working together to develop a sophisticated test which it is hoped will quickly diagnose the symptoms of meningitis within an hour thereby saving children’s lives.

Minister Lenihan pays tribute to AIT for completion of innovation voucher projects

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Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT) has been presented with an award by the Minister for Science, Technology and Innovation, Conor Lenihan, for being among the top five knowledge providers (out of 41 on the island) for completion of Enterprise Ireland innovation voucher projects.

O’Mahony and Cribbin want investment in Ballyhaunis

The announcement that 80 refugees from Congo will be settling in Ireland next year has moved Mayo Fine Gael TD John O’Mahony and his party colleague Cllr John Cribbin to call for the Government to fulfil its promises to develop the infrastructure of Ballyhaunis to enable the town to deal with the hundreds of asylum seekers currently living in the town.

Local nominations sought for multicultural awards

The people of Carlow and Kilkenny have been urged to submit nominations for an awards ceremony celebrating multi-culturalism and diversity in Irish Society.

Integration funding for the city

Funding of €40,000 for the Galway City Council which will go towards the promotion of integration in the city has been announced.

Home energy clusters to create job in Mayo

Conor Lenihan, Minister for Science, Technology, Innovation and Natural Resources has officially launched a scheme expected to generate significant employment across County Mayo over the next six to 12 months.

White meets Lenihan to discuss Thomastown weir and Carlow rivers

Green Party TD for Carlow/Kilkenny, Mary White, met the Minister of State with responsibility for Natural Resources, Conor Lenihan, last week to discuss river quality issues concerning the Nore, Barrow, and Suir.

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