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Rabbitte and Naughton named as ministers in new Government

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Galway East TD and Fianna Fail Programme for Government negotiator Anne Rabbitte was last night named a Minister of State by Taoiseach Micheál Martin when the names of the 17 junior ministers were revealed after a day of speculation.

Is Fianna Fáil really the future?

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Micheál Martin’s appearance on last Friday’s The Late Late Show was eagerly anticipated by many Fianna Fáil supporters. Since the earliest opportunity after the February's General Election, it was clear that the preference of Micheál Martin was to enter a coalition with FG and others.

Stocking rules must be eased

Deputy Denis Naughten has called for the current rules on stocking rates for the ANC and BEAM schemes to be eased due to the Covid-19 restrictions impacting on farmers and marts.

New Covid-19 measures could 'decimate childcare sector', warns Rabbitte

Many childcare providers will be excluded under the Department of Children and Youth Affairs' new scheme to protect workers in the sector, while creches risk getting very little funding, or no funding at all.

Cheevers welcomes closures of council sports facilities

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Closure of Galway City Council operated sports facilities is "vital to combat and to decrease the curve of Covid 19", according to Fianna Fáil Galway City East councillor, Alan Cheevers.

Flynn wants action on footpaths in Westport

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Fine Gael Cllr Peter Flynn has called for action to be taken to improve the footpaths around Westport town. Speaking at the West Mayo Municipal District February meeting this week, he said: "It has been something that has bothered me since I came back on to this council in June last year and I am talking about the main thoroughfares. What has really brought it to a head in the last few months has been the Quay Road - probably the busiest footpath outside the town centre. It links the Quay and the town and is used by visitors and locals alike.

Fine Gael Deputy seeks prompt local Hospice figures clarity

Returned Fine Gael TD for Longford Westmeath, Deputy Peter Burke, has demanded clarity from the HSE in relation to the South Westmeath Hospice and a serious discrepancy in figures being provided to the volunteer committee.

Conway-Walsh's long journey to the Dáil

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It has been a long building process for the newly elected Rose Conway-Walsh to become Mayo's first Sinn Féin Dáil deputy since the 1920s.

General Election Longford/Westmeath constituency statistics

Reflecting upon the statistics which prevailed in the Longford/Westmeath constituency upon the conclusion of counting in the General Election 2020, voter turn out was almost three percent lower (60 percent) than the national figure of 60.9 percent.

Councillors turn down Galway 2020 funding application

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The Galway City Council has rejected the request from Galway 2020 for an additional €2.5 million in public funding for the European Capital of Culture programme.

 

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