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One of the victims of the pandemic over the past while has been the absence of strong discourse on anything other than the virus itself. Like a tsunami, it has come in and engulfed everything, has suppressed debate on matters of great import and placed shadows into corners where light should be shone. And to be fair, that was to be expected.
Newcastle/Dangan residents are calling on local politicians to take action to speed up the allocation of funding for a community centre for the area. It has a population of more than 6,000 people and is equivalent in size to Ballinasloe or Westport.
The next General Election is an eternity away, or is it? As things stand today, Insider believes it is at least a couple of years away, maybe more.
A Galwaywoman whose cancer diagnosis was missed has this week received an apology in the Dail from Taoiseach Micheál Martin.
Mayo Fine Gael TD Alan Dillon, has stressed the importance of connectivity between towns and cities, stating that vital rail infrastructure must be provided in future to ensure that a new, post-Covid-19 economy, can flourish west of the Shannon.
“The time is now, and the foundations are laid, however substantial inputs are required to progress and drive the Midlands region towards the middle of this century.”
Fianna Fáil members in Galway have welcomed the decision by the party leader, Michael Martin, to give all members of the organisation a vote in Government formation.
From the early rounds of tallies on Sunday morning it became obvious that Mairead Farrell would win a seat in Galway West, and that in doing so she would make history.
Going out and putting forward an alternative message to the people of Mayo is something that Senator Rose Conway Walsh has been doing for a long time now; she first contested the local elections in 2004, taking over 12 per cent of the first preference votes in the Belmullet area - but missed out on the seat. In 2009, she once again put herself before the people, this time taking a seat, after increasing her vote share to 15 per cent and getting elected on the sixth and final count.
A boon and a boost for the Social Democrats and The Greens; a warning to Noel Grealish; and a reassurance to Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil - the TG4 poll on Galway West seems to predict a constituency ready for change.