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ORANMORE ELECTORAL AREA

Electorate: 17,575

High Noone — victory for the man who came from nowhere

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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.

Carroll not going in just to make up the numbers

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It must have been the shortest term a councillor ever served. Just a minute after returning officer Breda McDermott confirmed that he had won the last seat on Saturday night, Liam Carroll’s first elevation was cancelled as news of the recount was announced.

Verging on the ridiculous — council hedge funds well down as overgrown vegetation makes roads unsafe

Funding to cut roadside hedges and to cut back verges is down by more than 60 per cent and that’s why the county’s roads are quickly being overgrown by vegetation, angry councillors were told this week when they queried why hedges were being cut in some areas and not in others.

Could FG overtake FF in Galway West?

The thing about elections is that political anoraks can never get enough of them. The locals are just over and already speculation is going on about who might run for which party in the next General Election.

LORDS OF THE RING

How many of these do you know? Lee Sharpe, Alan Shortt, MacLean Burke, John McGuire, Sean Gallagher, Joe O'Shea, Jack Sheedy, Paul Martin, Rob Ross and Ben Clark. They're all described 'as well known personalities' by RTE and took part in a recent charity boxing tournament, Lord Of The Rings. They may be 'household names' somewhere, but definitely not in the Cleere household.

Lost in space

Not sure what happened to last week’s column, which disappeared into the great internet black hole. It meant that the hurlers had to take the field without my good luck wishes, but, as it turned out, they weren't needed anyway.

Mayor Noonan sees troops off to Chad

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Kilkenny soldiers lined up for duty for inspection by the Mayor of Kilkenny Malcolm Noonan at the weekend prior to their journey to Chad this week.

 

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