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Cribbin tipped to chair Fine Gael majority council

Fine Gael now has an overwhelming majority on Mayo County Council following last Friday’s Local Elections. With 17 seats on the local authority, Enda Kenny’s crew will occupy the chairmanship of the council for the next five years with Ballyhaunis native John Cribbin tipped to be installed as the first Cathaoirleach.

It’s Galway East you have to watch

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In the aftermath of last year’s local elections much attention has focused on Galway West and in particular on Fine Gael’s chances of gaining a seat there, but Galway East has been the subject of comparatively little attention.

New pact sees bitter exchanges between Labour and Fine Gael

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The war of words between Labour and Fine Gael looks set to continue as Labour, the largest party on the Galway City Council, finds itself outside the new mayoral pact and policy drive in City Hall.

Obama and O’Leary the people’s choice to steer Ireland out of downturn

Outspoken airline boss Michael O’Leary is seen as the best home-grown hope of sorting the country’s finances.

Kenny reveals new jobs fear for Mayo

Fine Gael leader Dep Enda Kenny this week expressed his concern that Castlebar could be hit with further job losses. The potential job losses, according to the TD, could occur at the Volex facility on the Breaffy Road in Castlebar. Dep Kenny believes that up to 14 jobs could be at risk in the company whose main business is the manufacture of cable assembly systems for various companies.

George Lee to speak on Lisbon Treaty at Castlebar public meeting

Fine Gael Leader Enda Kenny TD has invited newly elected Fine Gael TD George Lee to speak at a public meeting in Castlebar. The meeting will focus on the Lisbon Treaty and specifically Europe and jobs. It is taking place at the TF Royal Hotel in Castlebar on Monday September 28 at 8pm. The Fine Gael MEP for Ireland North West Jim Higgins will also be speaking at the meeting.

Máire Geoghegan-Quinn a contender to be commissioner

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With Paddy Power offering odds on Éamon Ó Cuív becoming Ceann Comhairle and Pádraic McCormack a dark horse possibility, it’s easy to forget another big political job could also be heading to a Galwegian.

Bus Éireann to run trial Carna to Galway service

Bus Éireann has agreed to run a Carna to Galway city commuter bus on a trial basis to service workers commuting to the city according to Fianna Fáil Galway West TD Frank Fahey.

Phelan shocked at Kenny’s statement on Seanad

Kilkenny Fine Gael senator John Paul Phelan has said that he was extremely taken aback at his party leader, Enda Kenny’s, shock statement that he would abolish the Seanad if Fine Gael got into government.

FG councillors engage with Castlebar resident groups

Fine Gael leader Enda Kenny TD has congratulated the Fine Gael members of Castlebar Town Council for their efforts in assisting the establishment of new resident groups. They are also meeting with existing resident groups to discuss any concerns that they may have. As with any resident groups, the local Garda Superintendent William Keaveney will attend a meeting with the groups and assign a garda liaison to each particular housing estate.

 

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