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A number of high profile Mayo candidates have been put forward to contest the upcoming elections for the 26th Seanad.
As soon as the early boxes were opened at the Mayo General Election count at the TF Royal Theatre last Sunday in Castlebar, it was clear there was about to be a big change in the political landscape in Mayo.
From the early rounds of tallies on Sunday morning it became obvious that Mairead Farrell would win a seat in Galway West, and that in doing so she would make history.
The Green Party in Mayo have never really made a dent when the votes have been counted up in general elections in the past; going back over the past five general elections in the county the party have been able to muster a total of just 3,082 first preference votes - the single best performance by a candidate for the party in those elections came back in 1997 when Ann Crowley got 938 number ones or 1.5 per cent of the total.
The race to fill the four Mayo seats up for grabs in next month's general election got up and running this week after An Táoiseach Leo Varadkar requested President Higgins to dissolve the 32nd Dáil.
Independents can wield considerable influence in the Dáil, says Mayor as he announces Galway West run
Independent politicians can wield considerable influence in Dáil Éireann, as evidenced by the various scandals uncovered in recent years around cervical cancer, Garda malpractice, and NAMA - all revealed by Independent TDs.
Most politicians will have breathed a sigh of relief last week when the unappetising prospect of a Christmas general election was narrowly averted. Yet, all know it is only delaying the inevitable, and all sides agree the contest will take place within the next four or five months, quite possibly as soon as February.
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.
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.'
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.