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Castlebar senator appointed Cathaoirleach of new Seanad

Castlebar Fine Gael Senator Paddy Burke took over the office of Cathaoirleach of the 24th Seanad this week. The Mayo Senator will lead the 60-strong house for the duration of the current government’s term. He takes over the chair from Donie Cassidy who was the Cathaoirleach of the last Seanad, during which time Sen Burke held the position of Leas Cathaoirleach. He will be the 14th leader of the Seanad since it was first established in 1922 and possibly the last if the Government goes ahead with plans to abolish the upper house.

Curtain falls on old era as Cassidy bows out of politics

After witnessing the elevation of his protégé, Robert Troy to the Dail last month, the 29-year political career of Castlepollard businessman Donie Cassidy ended this week in bittersweet fashion after he failed in his efforts to be returned to the 24th Senate.

1,300 Westmeath people registered to vote for Seanad

Just 1,300 people living in Westmeath are registered to vote for the upcoming Seanad elections on the National University of Ireland (NUI) panel, one of just three panels which allows members of the public to vote.

Boxer’s independent election manifesto goes public this week

Cllr Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran is to present his manifesto to the electorate in the Shamrock Lodge Hotel at 9pm next Thursday, February 3.

Local senator in emergency landing

Local senator and Castlepollard businessman, Donie Cassidy, had a lucky escape when a front wheel fell off the plane during landing on an internal flight in Turkey on Monday.

Talking Turkey

There’s been quite a lot of coverage for Turkey on the media recently. They looked like winning the Eurovision for a while, before eventually finishing in second place behind Germany.

Donie insists no one listens to the Senate

Westmeath senator Donie Cassidy says no one listened to him when two years ago he advised first time buyers to purchase a home.

Mullingar ideal for financial hub - Cassidy

The decision of Bank of Ireland to move its premises to Oliver Plunkett Street shows that Mullingar is ideally placed to be a hub for financial services, says Senator Donie Cassidy.

Launch date for Westmeath Joint Policing Committee

The Joint Policing Committee for Westmeath is to be launched on Friday February 20, with a workshop for members of the new committee.


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