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Fianna Fáil selection convention this evening

The Fianna Fáil party will hold their selection convention for the next general election this evening. Despite local members of the party voting for three person ticket for the next election in March, party headquarters has decided a two candiate approach is the bst one to take and they have split the county into two along the old Mayo West and Mayo East constituency boundries. 

Will any Galway West TD be a minister after Election 2016?

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The Government formed in the wake of the 2011 General Election was the first in 30 years to be without a TD from Galway West amongst its ministerial or junior ministerial ranks. Indeed, since the demotion of Ciarán Cannon in the 2014 reshuffle, neither Galway constituency – which between them had elected six government deputies in 2011 – has been represented at the top table of Irish politics.

Charity calls for live online streaming of Galway County Council meetings

Renua Councillor James Charity has labelled last week’s scenes at the monthly meeting of Galway County Council “utterly disgraceful,” and has called for live online streaming of all future meetings so that the public can view proceedings for themselves.

Westport mourns the death of Seán Staunton

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The town of Westport came to a standstill at lunchtime last Monday for the funeral of Seán Staunton, a man described by Fr Charlie McDonnell during his funeral Mass as “The father of Westport”.

Council finances cannot support property tax cut

Property owners will find out on Monday if they are likely to get any relief from Mayo County Council by way of a reduction in the local property tax (LPT) rate.

Senator to seek FF nod for Europe

Fianna Fáil Senator Thomas Byrne has announced he will seek the Fianna Fáil party nomination to run in the upcoming European elections in the constituency of Ireland Midlands North West.

Job loss fears as fire services amalgamated

Just 24 hours after Westmeath’s chief fire officer outlined a plan to streamline fire services in the county, councillors hit out, fearing job losses and a risk to health and safety.

Funding for Sacred Heart a ‘high priority’ but deadline looms for decision

The Mayor of Castlebar, Cllr Brendan Henaghan, has said he will “eat his hat” if the Sacred Heart Hospital is not there in five years time.


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