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Independent MEP Marian Harkin this week won her second consecutive MEP of the Year Award at a prizegiving ceremony in Brussels.
The sense of relief is palpable this week as the October Bank Holiday rolls in and finally, the 2011 Irish presidential election campaign comes to a close. For better or worse we have now elected our new president and whatever political elections, by-elections, local or national arise in the next seven years, all going well, we won't have to worry about who will occupy the Áras for that period at least.
By the time the next edition of the Mayo Advertiser hits the shelves, voting in the Presidential election will be complete and the votes will be in the process of being tallied.
Independent candidate Sean Gallagher will be getting the vote from the majority of Kilkenny’s Fianna Fail councillors, while Green Party councillor Malcolm Noonan will be voting for David Norris next Thursday.
We rarely have presidential elections in the State. If you are under 55, you will only have had the opportunity to vote in two such elections. Make the most of the rare opportunity next week, and have your say in voting for our next Head of State.
A cloud enveloped our nation at the weekend with Ireland's exit from the rugby World Cup. In New Zealand the nation continues to hold its breath. Medical professionals are already predicting a national depression if the All Blacks are knocked out of the tournament. According to an associate professor at Wellington's Victoria University, there is evidence to suggest that a loss of someone's favoured team does result in sadness "for at least a day".
Gay Mitchell is languishing in the polls and protesters greeted the arrival of Fine Gael big wigs in Ballinasloe on Monday, but it did not stop Taoiseach Enda Kenny from sounding upbeat or determined.
Kilkenny’s local politicians were left suitably embarrassed this week, as their own contribution to littering the town was displayed at city hall for all to see.
It would appear at this stage just three weeks before the Presidential election, that this race is anyones. (Well bar Dana's!).
The first question we need to ask ourselves before we hit the polling booths on October 27 is, what do we want from our president?