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Independents Day in Mayo County Council

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While those in the United States will be celebrating Independence Day tomorrow, it was 'Independents Day' in the chamber of Mayo County Council last Monday, when Independent councillor Michael Holmes was elected as the Cathaoirleach of Mayo County Council for the next 12 months. Cllr Holmes' election to the role of first citizen of the county came about through a post election pact by the 10 Fianna Fáil councillors in the council and five of the independent councillors who were elected last June.

Galway postmistress to stand in next General Election

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Seona O’Fegan has become the sixth woman in Galway to declare she will stand as a candidate in Election 2016. She is also the first in a series of community and post office candidates who will contest the upcoming General Election.

A plethora of political parties

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Political boot camp aims to get more Mayo women in the Dáil

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A non-partisan group which campaigns to get more women involved in politics is aiming to increase the number of female TDs in the county.

Fianna Fáil settle ticket and get stuck into election campaign

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After a protracted enough process, Fianna Fáil has now settled its election ticket for Mayo.

Taoiseach to open new O'Mahony office

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An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny will officially open the new constituency office of John O'Mahony TD in Ballinrobe at 5.30pm on Monday evening.

Call for Galway women to stand for election in 2016

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Election 2016 is the first general election in the State where parties have to ensure 30 per cent of their candidates are female, or face financial penalties, and now a campaign group is calling on Galway women to put themselves forward for election to Dáil Éireann.

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.

Vincent Browne brings the debate to Galway East

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The People’s Debate with Vincent Browne will be in the Raheen Woods Hotel, Athenry, on Monday June 15, with Fianna Fáil TDs Michael Kitt and Colm Keaveney and Fine Gael TDs Paul Connaughton and Ciaran Cannon taking part.

 

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