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Brian Walsh’s expulsion from the Fine Gael parliamentary party, and possible expulsion from the party proper, could pave the way for former Mayor Hildegarde Naughton to become the FG candidate in the city at the next General Election.
Brian Walsh has become the third member of the Fine Gael Parliamentary Party and the second Galway West politician to declare he will vote against the forthcoming Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill.
The recent enlistment of Johnny Walsh, who served as an Independent councillor on Ballinasloe Town Council for the past 13 years, into The Labour Party, might seem like a ‘small fry’ incident in local parish politics, but it is in fact, far from that.
Fianna Fáil party members in Galway West let off steam against the party hierarchy, the former Government, and even Éamon Ó Cuív, at a meeting in Moycullen on Monday.
He was Fine Gael’s ‘Chosen One’, the heir apparent to Pádraic McCormack’s seat and party HQ were expecting him to retain it and deliver a running mate. He did, but it took a long time and it was nail-biting stuff to the very end.
By the beginning of March, when the dust has settled on what promises to be a momentous general election, County Galway will have at least one female TD.
Covering all bases in Galway East in order to maximise the vote and retain its two seats will be the priority for Fine Gael when it holds its election selection convention for the constituency this weekend.
At a time when there is hardly any certainly in our political system, we can bank on one near certainty. Enda Kenny will be the next Taoiseach.
Fianna Fáil will struggle to hold two seats in Galway West at the next General Election, while Fine Gael is confident it can win two. Labour though has no intention of letting the ‘big two’ have things all their own way.
The new Mayor Michael J Crowe is adamant that he can be a link between the city and the Government, advocating on the city’s behalf for funding and support, and ensuring that any sense of vibrancy does not desert Galway’s economic, cultural, and social life.