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Fine Gael was the first party to target serious political reform — Kenny

Fine Gael leader Enda Kenny has confirmed that serious political reform will still be an important part of Fine Gael's policy for the upcoming general election. A number of months ago, Fine Gael launched its political reform document 'New Politics' containing a number of proposals such as holding a referendum on abolishing Seanad Éireann. Other features included a reduction in the numbers of TDs, making Government more open and transparent, and providing initiatives to empower citizens.

Why I will and won’t vote for each party

As a year of potentially enormous political significance begins, Insider has decided to look at the prospects for each party, both on a national and local level. Insider will look at Galway West today, and return to Galway East in the coming weeks. Insider cannot recall a time of more political uncertainty, and he firmly believes that the result of the election could also differ considerably depending on the date it is held. Is the 'Gilmore Gale' still blowing? Will Brian Cowen even lead FF into battle? Has Enda Kenny put the questions over his capacity for the job of Taoiseach to bed? Will the disaffected members of the public support SF in unprecedented numbers? How many more sitting TD's will opt out? Are the Greens already a spent force? So much uncertainty, and so much anger. So much to lose, and so much to win. Insider has decided to sum up the reasons he would vote 'for' or 'against' each party.

Kenny warns of problems with digital TV coverage

Fine Gael leader Enda Kenny has received detailed information from RTÉ networks in respect of the progress being made with digital terrestrial television in County Mayo. SAORVIEW is the name for Ireland's new free-to-air digital TV service and most of the county is already covered by the SAORVIEW service. Despite the majority of the county being already covered by SAORVIEW, many remaining parts will not go live until spring 2011 and some further areas will not even pick up the new service through existing aerials.

Bev bows out

Mayo Fianna Fail TD Beverley Cooper Flynn was due to announce last night (Thursday) that she will not be running for election in the upcoming 2011 general election as she has decided to quit national politics due to family reasons.

Council criticised for failing to salt footpaths

Fine Gael Deputy Michael Ring has hit out at the local authority for not salting the footpaths of Westport in recent days, which he described as “just a joke” and a “disgrace” as many people were seriously injured from slips.”

Mayo owners of houses abroad hit by property tax administration fees

Fine Gael leader Enda Kenny has criticised the lack of action by Environment Minister, John Gormley toward making any improvements to the administration of the Non Principal Private Residence charge.

Enda Kenny congratulated on 35 years representing Mayo

Mayor of Castlebar and Fine Gael town councillor Ger Deere has congratulated the Fine Gael leader, Enda Kenny, for an outstanding 35 years representing the people of Mayo. Mr Kenny was elected to Dáil Éireann on 12 November 1975 when the first ever Mayo West by-election was held. Fine Gael party colleagues in Castlebar Town Council, Cllr Brendan Henaghan, Cllr Eugene McCormack, and Cllr Noreen Heston, also extended congratulations to Deputy Kenny.

Castlebar FG distributes Electoral Register applications

Fine Gael leader Enda Kenny has welcomed the move by the Henry Kenny Fine Gael branch Castlebar to distribute application forms for inclusion on the electoral register.  

Garda numbers in Mayo are lower than 2008 levels — Kenny

Fine Gael Leader, Enda Kenny has expressed concern that Garda personnel numbers in County Mayo are slipping.

Final answer on oncology services - Kenny

Fine Gael Leader, Enda Kenny, has contacted the Health Service Executive regarding the proposed Interim Oncology Day Services Unit at Mayo General Hospital in Castlebar and reports that refurbishment works are under way within the former Clinical Decision Unit of the Main Hospital building to provide a new interim location with additional space for oncology day services.


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