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Minister commits to Athlone but is unimpressed by councillors

The junior Minister for Defence has confirmed there will be no further changes to numbers stationed at Custume Barracks, Athlone.

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“I am not leaving politics” - Naughten

Deputy Denis Naughten has confirmed he will be staying in politics despite recently leaving the Fine Gael party over the closure of Roscommon Hospital’s A&E department.

Competition for Malcolm for Green leadership

Kilkenny Green Party Councillor Malcolm Noonan is to have some competition in his contest for the leadership of the Green Party it would appear.

Competition for Malcolm for Green leadership

Kilkenny Green Party Councillor Malcolm Noonan is to have some competition in his contest for the leadership of the Green Party it would appear.

Does Fianna Fáil have a future in Galway?

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Many doubted it would come to pass. Many foes were convinced there was a significant hardcore element out there who would find it too difficult to wield the dagger no matter how much they complained about Fianna Fáil. Many party loyalists were deluded into believing that ‘In our final hour of need they will not desert us’.

The chance of change must not be squandered

Last night in Dail Eireann, the first chapter of the new history of this country was written. We hope that with the introduction of this new Government that an end of public service gombeenism is in sight. Taoiseach Kenny in his inaugural speech spoke of the need for the Government and the governed to move closer and he acknowleged that to do that, he needs to build up trust, and to build that, he will use the rare commodity of truth. It is something that has been in rare supply in recent years. He must acknowledge too that politicians are in the Last Chance Saloon when it comes to honesty and integrity, and that his Government, more than ever, will have to be seen to be above party politics if it is to achieve what needs to be done. If it fails, it will go down in smoke, and with it, the body politic.

The arts have a social and economic value, artists tell politicians

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The need to defend and support the arts in a climate of economic devastation, a political ideology of savage cuts to front line services, and ‘socialism for the rich, capitalism for the poor’ has never been more pressing.

Martin brings renewed energy and vigour to Fianna Fáil – Calleary

The appointment of Micheál Martin TD as Úachtarán Fhianna Fáil marks a new era for Irish politics, according to Minister of State for Labour Affairs, Mayo TD Dara Calleary.

Sacrifices failed to save popular Galway venues, says Jona Group

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Many sacrifices were made but this failed to stop the devastating effects of the recession and the crippling rent payments, according to The Jona Group which announced this week that a number of its Galway businesses have gone into voluntary liquidation.

 

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