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O’Hara chosen to stand again for Sinn Féin in Galway East

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Louis O’Hara, who performed impressively in the 2020 election, has again been chosen to stand for Sinn Féin in Galway East at the next General Election.

Decade of Centenaries grant funding open as ambitious programme planned in Mayo

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Mayo County Council is inviting applications for funding under their Decade of Centenaries Grant 2021.

Lack of social distancing aided second phase of ‘Spanish Flu’

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[Week II. Read Part I.] The 1918 General Election on December 14 was the most significant election in modern Irish history. Following the events of World War I, the Easter Rising, and the Conscription Crisis, the whole island was caught up in fierce debate as to its future. The result was a sweeping victory for a radical Sinn Féin, which promised to establish an independent Irish Republic. The moderate Irish Parliamentary Party, which had dominated the Irish political landscape since the 1880s, was wiped out; while in Ulster the Unionist Party took power.

Does the Labour Party have a future?

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There was a feisty and interesting exchange in the Dáil last week that caught the attention of the national media and woke some of the sleeping deputies in the unparliamentary surroundings of the convention centre.

Irish Unity no longer a question of if, but when

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There is no doubt that we live in extraordinary and unpredictable times. Covid-19 has proven just how quickly life as we know it can change. Few would have predicted our current situation only a short time ago, just as few would have predicted that the issue of Irish Unity would be pushed to the forefront of political debate and become an increasingly likely eventuality in the near future. Unity, once thought of as a remote and distant prospect, is no longer a question of if, but when.

Dare we see a spark of hope amid the gloom that is 2021 so far?

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Looking back 12 months at Insider’s preview of 2020, the danger of making even short-term predictions is starkly illustrated! The upcoming General Election, a post-Brexit trade deal, and the ongoing housing crisis were cited as the issues likely to dominate the political year; as it turned out, all featured but there was not one word about the issue that dominated the year - Covid-19.

O’Hara criticises EY report on Western Rail Corridor

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Galway East Sinn Féin’s Louis O’Hara has criticised the recently published EY Report for being ‘too narrow in its appraisal of the Western Rail Corridor.’

Athenry hindered from attracting tourists under TII signage policy, says O'Hara

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Heritage towns such as Athenry will be hampered from their ability to attract tourists in a post Covid-19 environment as Transport Infrastructure Ireland policy does not include signage promoting such towns on the national road network.

Irish politics, 2020, and tales of the unexpected

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Insider heard it said recently that anyone who was in the predictions business at the outset of 2020 would have found themselves out of work before too long.

‘In Bed with the Blueshirts’ by Shane Ross

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This is a vastly informative and humorous book by Shane Ross, 'In Bed with the Blueshirts'.

 

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