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Emotions of local election count clear to see as Roscommon seal deserved triumph

I hope you all had a good weekend. What was I up to? Well, I spent my weekend in Moate. Now I know in this column I often talk about the various places I have been to, so that is why I’m telling you I went to the Westmeath election count in Moate. I went on Saturday night, and we waited, and we waited, and we waited, in vain, for the votes to arrive over from Athlone Institute of Technology, which had divided all the votes into local, European, and divorce referendum and was dispatching them to the various places. But the Westmeath votes failed to arrive, and having waited from around 4pm I came home around 7pm and vowed I would go the next day.

A trip into the history of Mayo through the lens of Jack Leonard

The North Mayo-West Sligo Heritage Group will host a talk by A.G Leonard in the Ballina Family Resource Centre on Tuesday, April 30 at 8pm, on the photography work of his grandfather, Jack Leonard - entitled 'In My Grandfathers Time.'

Does FF have the hunger to expand its voting base and win new seats?

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With a general election expected in the coming months, there is much frenzied speculation about the prospects of the various parties across the constituencies. A curious feature of the discussions of Galway West is how little Fianna Fáil features in the conversation.

Councillors and candidates must stand against anti-Traveller and anti-migrant prejudice

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We saw the signs in the presidential election. The punching down of a billionaire against a scapegoated indigenous minority has sparked a furious debate around racism on our little island.

Local Sinn Fein councillor resigns from political party

Cllr. Paul Hogan has resigned from Sinn Fein with immediate effect. In a prepared statement, the councillor acknowledged that he "pursued every avenue internally" before opting to quit the political party he initially joined in 1998.

‘Our biggest task at the moment is the environment and technology can help us’

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He has been Galway Science Person of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, a recipient of Galway Mayoral Community and Social Award and both the Technology in Schools Award and Technology in the Community Award.

'Our biggest task at the moment is the environment and technology can help us'

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He has been Galway Science Person of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, a recipient of Galway Mayoral Community and Social Award and both the Technology in Schools Award and Technology in the Community Award.

Hogan rules himself out of General Election bid

Former General Election candidate and current Sinn Féin councillor and group leader Paul Hogan has refused to allow his name to be nominated to contest the Longford-Westmeath Sinn Féin convention to be held in the Longford Arms on Saturday, December 2.

The election is diverted, but cannot be delayed much longer

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As the political temperature soars to levels usually only seen when we approach the end of a five year Dáil cycle, Insider has decided to offer the benefit of his wisdom to the main political parties on how they should approach the forthcoming election, which, based on recent events, cannot be delayed much longer.

A sort of homecoming for south Mayo following Constituency Commission report

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Almost 5,000 people will be moved back into Mayo for future general elections following the publication of the latest Constituency Commission report which was published this week. The previous Constituency Commission report saw around 7,500 people moved from Mayo to Galway West and the county see its number of TDs drop from five to four, even with the return of the 4,873 people to the Mayo constituency for the next election the county will remain as a four seat constituency.

 

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