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THE TALLIES have answered many questions and left plenty of others unresolved. While the count for Galway city progresses slowly, the political analysts and anoraks fill in the long gaps with number crunching.
A sports injury specialist and former League of Ireland soccer player who is a local election candidate in Galway City Central promises “naked honesty” and pledges to work with anyone committed to the betterment of the city, if elected.
Fifty candidates are competing for 18 seats across the city's three electoral wards, but in reality, only half that number can truly be considered contenders. While the city is not expected to make sweeping changes to the make-up of its local government representation, some new faces are likely to feature when the new council meets in June.
When it comes to Galway City West, there are only three names political pundits and political anoraks - is there any difference, really, between the two? - want to talk about: Cllr Peter Keane, John Connolly, and Pauline O'Reilly.
Two bus routes serving the Knocknacarra/Rahoon area should have earlier start times on Saturday and Sunday mornings to bring them into line with other similar city services.
With a general election expected in the coming months, there is much frenzied speculation about the prospects of the various parties across the constituencies. A curious feature of the discussions of Galway West is how little Fianna Fáil features in the conversation.
The public must be involved in the upcoming review of the city’s bus routes, as any review without the input of the people who use public transport would be flawed and unrepresentative.
A Fianna Fáil candidate is calling for the proposed new pedestrian bridge over the River Corrib to be instead used for vehicles, especially for public transport, and for the Salmon Weir Bridge to become pedestrianised.
Europe is likely to be a recurring theme in Irish politics during 2019. The fate of the Brexit process across the Irish Sea has been Issue No 1 for some time, and despite all that happened last week, including the thumping defeat for Theresa May's deal in the Commons, the only certainty is the promise of further drama to follow.
Galway athletes secured national silverware in the junior and U23 championships in Tullamore at the weekend, kickstarting the 2018 Track and Field Championships.