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WITH 10 days to polling day, Galway West has become something it has never been before - unpredictable. For years it returned two FF and one each for FG, Labour, and a PD/Independent. Even the electoral upheaval of 2011 almost bypassed the constituency, with FG the party to take two, as opposed to FF.
An Taoiseach Enda Kenny this morning confirmed that the general election will take place on Friday, February 26. The Taoiseach made the announcement this morning in the Dáil before he departed to go to Aras an Uachtarain to ask President Michael D Higgins to dissolve the 31st Dáil.
National opinion poll figures over the last month have seen Fine Gael come in between 28 to 32 per cent, which, if replicated on polling day in Galway West would ensure two seats.
Depending on your point of view, Labour's Derek Nolan is destined to crash and burn, or is Galway West's great survivor, who in spite of all, will defy the odds and trends, and retain his seat at Election 2016.
Stagnant is a word that has been used to describe Fianna Fáil's support levels over the last five years. While it has recovered slightly since the Election 2011 massacre, where it fell to 17.5 per cent, opinion polls have shown it stubbornly stuck around the 18 to 20 mark.
Senator Trevor Ó Clochartaigh stands on the brink of becoming the first Sinn Féin TD to be elected for Galway since 1922, while Labour's Derek Nolan, against the odds, has a fighting chance of retaining his seat, at next month's General Election.
By the beginning of February, the 2016 General Election will have more then likely been declared, and by the end of that month it will more than likely have been held and, 'bar the shouting', be completed across the State, except in Galway West, which will, as usual, drag on much longer than anywhere else.
The Taoiseach Enda Kenny confirmed on Tuesday evening that a payment of €598,349 has been made to Ireland West Airport Knock this evening,
The Fine Gael Constituency Executive of Galway West & South Mayo would like to pay tribute to Brian Walsh T.D and his family for the contribution he has made to Fine Gael and the people of Galway West.
An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, announced this week €225,000 worth of funding for three projects in Mayo under the capital investment plan for rural towns and villages. The €225,000 from a €30 million pot nationally will see projects developed in Castlebar, Swinford, and in Geesala.