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Will the economic cutbacks see a cutback in councillors’ support?

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This time next year all the hullabaloo of the Local and European elections will be over and a new city council and mayor will have been elected. In the meantime, the big question is, how will the current economic climate and cutbacks affect the members of the council in their bids to be re-elected?

Labour to run six candidates in the city

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It is not just Fianna Fáil that wants to make a comeback in Galway City West, Labour are also determined to regain a seat here in the 2009 Local Elections.

Budget may include car parking charges hike

Not only are ratepayers facing a likely increase from what could be Galway city’s toughest budget in more than 20 years, but motorists could end soon feel the pinch as well.

Who will survive the race in Galway City Central?

In horse racing parlance it could be said that contenders are in the dip but have not turned into the straight yet and, in what has been forecast as the most competitive of all Wards, Galway City Central should prove to be the mother of all gallops.

Paul Osikoya breaks new ground again

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Nigerians Paul Osikoya and Tokie Lotan broke new ground in Galway politics when they became the first non-nationals to run for elections to the Galway City Council in 2004.

No junkets for city councillors next year

It is a sign of the extent of the recession we are in that City Hall management announced that they will not take any bonuses in 2009.

Fine Gael set to oppose any attempt to abolish waiver system

Fine Gael councillors are set to “resist at every opportunity” any attempts to abolish or “water down” the waiver system for refuse collection, if any such proposal comes before the council’s budget meeting.

Council to approach Government a second time for water assistance

The Galway City Council has voted to make a second bid to the Government seeking funding to assist with the pipe replacement in Old Mervue and other areas of the city affected by the lead water crisis.

Who is running in Galway city in 2009?

Once the Christmas and New Year festivities are over and Ireland settles down to the winter of discontent of the recession, local politicians will hit the campaign trail in earnest for June’s Local Elections.

Some, but not all councillors, get top marks for attendance

Six out of the 15 Galway city councillors have received top marks for attendance at council meetings for 2008, but others have fared less well in figures released this week.


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