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Dillon puts forward 'Bring Them Home' to Mayo campaign

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Fine Gael General Election candidate for Mayo, Alan Dillon, has called for a campaign encouraging people both at home and abroad to return to Mayo to live and work. This has the potential to fit in with existing and future Government policies and should be prioritised.

Broadband the biggest issue on the doorsteps for Whelan

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Erris based Sinn Féin councillor, Teresa Whelan, has said one of the biggest issues coming up on the doorsteps on her canvas is the lack of broadband.

Sinn Féin demands abolishing car parking charges at UCHG

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Parking fees at University College Hospital Galway are an "unnecessary nuisance" for the families and friends of hospital patients, according to Sinn Féin which is proposing to abolish the fees.

Sinn Féin confirm Hegarty will contest local election

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Local Sinn Féin aspirant, Padraig Hegarty has now been officially selected to contest the forthcoming local election in the Athlone local election area.

Sinn Féin and Social Democrats announce local election candidates for Galway city

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Sinn Féin and the Social Democrats have announced their Galway City Council candidates for the Local Elections in May 2019, while Independent councillor Mike Cubbard has also announced he is seeking re-election.

Sinn Féin to choose candidates for 2019 local elections this weekend

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Galway West Sinn Féin will hold a number of candidate selection conventions in Peacocke's Hotel, Maam Cross, Connemara, this weekend as the party steps up its preparations for the 2019 Local Election which take place in May.

Public lecture on the struggle for Home Rule for Ireland

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Home Rule was once the goal of Irish nationalism, but continual opposition from the House of Lords and the threat of violence from Ulster unionists dogged and delayed its achievement.

‘The keystone of fortune is the power of speaking English’

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Whatever about the discrimination against the Irish emigrants in both Britain and America as they fled the ravages of the Great Famine in the mid 19th century, the effect of gaining a foothold in the two major English speaking countries of the world, pretty much sounded the death knell for the Irish language. 

A time when the Irish were not welcome

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Between the years 1845 and 1855 more than 2.1 million people emigrated from Ireland. They streamed into Liverpool, Manchester, Boston and New York. Many were diseased, hungry, dirty, broken spirited, with barely any personal belongings. Some embarked actually naked.

O’Brien will not contest upcoming General Election

Local Independent Councillor Michael O’Brien has this week confirmed that he will not be contesting the forthcoming General Election.

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