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There was a feisty and interesting exchange in the Dáil last week that caught the attention of the national media and woke some of the sleeping deputies in the unparliamentary surroundings of the convention centre.
The results of a Behaviour & Attitudes (B&A) opinion poll in county Mayo, carried out on behalf of The Mayo Advertiser, show a decline in the Fine Gael and Sinn Fein share of the vote, and an increase in support for Fianna Fail and Independents, when compared to the general election of 2016.
The three Labour candidates running for seats on Galway City Council formally submitted their nomination papers on May Day at Galway City Hall, confirming that they will be on the ballot paper on May 24.
Galway poet Kevin Higgins is no stranger to satirising Blairites, and others on the right wing of the British Labour Party, but he recently found himself in the unusual position of upsetting members of Jeremy Corbyn's Shadow Cabinet.
Labour Party leader Brendan Howlin made a whistle-stop visit to Galway last week, during which he sat with the Galway Advertiser and candidly reflected on Labour’s recent electoral travails while looking forward to restoring the party’s fortunes.
In recent polls, the Labour Party has been bumping along at five or six per cent, slightly down from its catastrophic performance in the 2016 General Election, when the party achieved just 6.6 per cent, and held only seven of the 37 seats it had won in 2011.
Funding for schemes such as the Rural Social Scheme and Tús are in danger of being slashed under the new funding model being proposed by the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection, Regina Doherty.
It is “completely unacceptable” that only four of 25 community health teams in the Galway/Mayo/Roscommon region, have a full staff allocation, according to Fianna Fáil Galway East TD and spokesperson on children and youth affairs, Anne Rabbitte.
Labour Party Leader Brendan Howlin will attend a public meeting on the housing crisis, which takes place on Thursday November 16 at 7.30pm in the Clybaun Hotel, Knocknacarra.
The introduction of mandatory reporting in cases of suspected child abuse or children at risk is important and welcome, but no provision for extra resources for Tusla has been made by Government.