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All of the declarations have been finalised for tomorrow’s ‘Galway County Council Local Summer Festival’ which will see 74 runners and riders go to post for what promises to be a day of high excitement for owners and trainers alike.
Fine Gael looks set to continue its current dominance of Galway County Council, but Fianna Fáil and Independents are set to have a solid election and may even narrow the gap with the governing party.
Contorversial Galway senator Fidelma Healy-Eames will not be renewing her membership of Fine Gael, almost a year after she was expelled from the FG parliamentary party.
Six candidates will tonight be competing for four places on the Fine Gael ticket as the party holds its selection convention for the new Oranmore-Athenry ward in the 2014 Local Elections.
Josette Farrell, who ran for Labour in the Oranmore ward in the 2009 local elections, has left the party to join Fine Gael.
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.
A TNS mrbi poll of the Galway West constituency, commissioned by Fianna Fáil, will make uneasy reading for the party as it shows it’s second seat is in danger.
The Labour Party will field two candidates in Oranmore in the hope of taking at least one seat here in June’s Local Elections. However will the party be able to overcome Fine Gael’s dominance in the ward?
To opt to stand for Fianna Fail in his first election at a time of almost universal disdain for the party requires a certain amount of courage or foolhardiness. That Claregalway man Malachy Noone managed to pull it off, taking votes right across the Oranmore electoral area shows that perhaps element of both were needed.
“Is a fatality necessary before anything is done about dangerous junctions in Oranmore?” This is the question being posed by Labour’s Oranmore candidate Josette Farrell.