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County’s sole Minister calls for Westmeath to be united for election purposes

Local Fine Gael Minister of State, Deputy Peter Burke, has called for sections of County Westmeath currently in the Meath West constituency to be returned to the Longford/Westmeath electoral area prior to a future general election.

Local Sinn Féin Deputies appointed to new frontbench positions


End of an era as Naughten decides to step away from national politics

Local Independent Deputy, Denis Naughten, has confirmed that he will not contest the next General Election, due to take place in 2025.

‘The girl we left behind us’

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In the immediate aftermath of the recapture of Clifden by the anti-Treaty forces on Sunday 29 October 1922, the town was in a mess. Every house on Main Street had its windows and doors shattered. The streets were littered with glass as a result of explosions. In the houses opposite the barracks ‘not a picture remained on the walls, nor a piece of furniture unscathed’. Porter and spirits ‘flowed out the door’ of Lavelle’s pub. The ‘armoured car’, which had caused so much surprise, and gave cover to allow bombs to be placed, was removed and abandoned at Killery. It was noted that for the first time in living memory there were no church services in Clifden that Sunday.

The Protestant Boys orphanage at Clifden

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Even though the National Army ousted the anti-Treaty forces from Clifden in August 1922, they had not gone away. They still remained a threatening force, well armed and determined. Ever since the Black and Tan war the so called Connemara Flying Column, still under the leadership of Peter McDonnell, Gerald Bartley and others, were firmly on the anti-Treaty side. They were familiar with the path-ways and mountain hide-outs, which made them virtually invisible in times of pursuit.

Monsignor McAlpine would not take orders from boys he had baptised

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After sporadic fighting in Galway during the summer of 1922, and the occupation of some buildings in the town, including the old RIC barracks in Eglington Street, and the former Connaught Ranger barracks at Renmore, the anti-Treaty forces withdrew into Connermara, and into the east Galway countryside.

Firing squads and street battles in Galway

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‘My dearest mother,

See Her Elected enjoys successful year assisting women in rural areas become county councillors

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See Her Elected, the award-winning Government funded programme to support women in rural constituencies to become county councillors has gone from strength to strength with over 500 women throughout Ireland signing up for free online workshops, events and resources over the past year.

A Letter to Tanáiste, Leo Varakdar

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Dear Leo,

A letter to Taoiseach Micheál Martin

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Dear Micheál,


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