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After all the counting was said and done in the local elections, just like five years ago, the Independent councillors elected now hold the balance of power in the council chamber.
Local Independent TD, Denis Naughten, has been informed by Minister for Education and Skills, Jan O’Sullivan, that the new Cloonakilla National School has been approved to proceed to construction.
He was elected without reaching the quota in 2002, 2007 and 2011. There were no scraping in at the very end for Noel Grealish in Election 2016 though. This time the result was emphatic.
It is fashionable to be Independent at the moment, but given the record of Independents nationally and locally, Insider is not exactly sure why. True, political parties are not that popular right now, and Independents do not have to carry that baggage, but what have they ever actually done? What is their purpose?
If there was one thing Insider, and everyone else inside the political bubble, was agreed on, it was that the Government would fight tooth and nail to ensure nothing overshadowed the Budget that was to form the cornerstone of its re-election bid.