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City council is more mature, less dysfunctional than before

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Green Senator Niall Ó Brolcháin recently described the Galway City Council as being a dysfunctional institution and in the aftermath received a tongue lashing from certain councillors for what was seen as an unwarranted attack.

Galway set to win lucrative last leg in 2012 Volvo Ocean Race

There is growing confidence in Galway this weekend that not alone will the city will be named as a stopover port for the 2012 Volvo Ocean Race, but that it is in with a great chance of hosting the finish of the race — an award that would multiply the massive coverage it received last year.

Sail on — let’s continue the Riverdance effect

At the 11th hour the Government saw sense and agreed to provide the funding that will allow Galway to compete on a slightly more level playing pitch with its rivals in Lisbon and in our sister city of Lorient for the right to stage a second stopover of the Volvo Ocean Race. The commitment of the €4 million by sports minister Martin Cullen is a real boon to the region, as we know just how good an investment that amount of money is.

Government should never have left Galway begging for race aid

The clock is ticking down fast on tomorrow’s deadline for Galway’s bid to be chosen as a stopover port for the 2012 Volvo Ocean Race and what is our Government doing about ensuring that we get this — practically nothing.

Tell Sarkozy to respect our No vote, says Galway group

The suggestion by French President Nicolas Sarkozy that the Irish would have to vote on again on Lisbon has met with an angry response in Ireland and left many questioning the EU’s commitment to democracy.

‘Status quo position’ on the economy and election strategies are ‘not acceptable’, Cowen tells Galwa

New strategies must be adopted on both the economy and in next year’s local elections as “the status quo position” and the old methods are no longer acceptable in the current climate. This was the message Taoiseach Brian Cowen delivered this week at his press conference in Galway.

The form of the city

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I live in a village outside Moycullen, overlooking the lake. This is the best kind of place, far from perfect, as the best places are.

I have a realistic ambition that Labour can lead government

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Local election candidate Sean O’ hArgain is an ambitious man. Already he is a sitting local Labour Party councillor on Kilkenny Borough Council, the principal of the city’s Gaelscoil, a father and husband.

Spotlight on Europe in the run up to the EU elections

Having spent three nights in Strasbourg last week, I caught up with the three sitting MEPs for Ireland East and got an opportunity to have a look at their daily lives as MEPs.

Ring calls on Fine Gael to step back from Lisbon unless there are changes

“The people have spoken,” is Michael Ring’s view on the current discussions about what to do next in relation to the Lisbon Treaty. The Westport-based Fine Gael TD, who is one of the most popular public representatives in the county, is urging his party to distance themselves from the treaty if it is put before the people again. “The people have spoken on the treaty, and if it is put in front of them again without any changes I think we have to step away from it. If there are concessions made and it’s a new document then we can look at it again, but not as it stands.”


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