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Bingo players make their Dáil mark as we await UK General Election results

I was thinking back on Dáil business last week, and the real heroes and winners of any of the debates which were held were those who went and protested against what we might loosely call the ‘Bingo legislation’. This was legislation which the Government was bringing in, not to curtail bingo players, but to have a more equitable share-out of the funding of such events.

Indian ambassador to attend independence party in Galway

The 73rd Indian Independence Day will be celebrated in Galway by Indian families and friends on Saturday.

Home help cutbacks to be debated in Dáil Éireann

In a rare move, the Ceann Comhairle is to seek time for a debate on the HSE plan to slash home help hours due to the virtually unprecedented number of TDs seeking to have the matter discussed, Denis Naughten TD, has confirmed.

Galway to mark centenary of the First Dáil

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In the UK general election of December 1918, 73 out of 105 Irish seats were won by Sinn Féin, and in a move to assert Irish sovereignty and the right to self-determination, those 73 MPs refused to take their seats at Westminster.

Fianna Fáil abandons Athlone again

 

Call for Fianna Fáil Dáil deputies to block closure of Áras Attracta

A Sinn Féin county councillor has called on the two Fianna Fáil TDs from the constituency to block any moves to close down the Áras Attracta facility in Swinford that currently is home to more than 90 residents. Sinn Féin's Gerry Murray made the call at the July meeting of Mayo County Council's Housing Strategic Policy Committee.

McDonnell becomes county's first citizen

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Fianna Fáil councillor Al McDonnell was elected as the new Cathaoirleach of Mayo County Council for the next 12 months on Monday morning this week at the council's annual general meeting. This is the second time that Cllr McDonnell has been elected as Cathoirleach, having previously worn the chain of office in 1998. The Ballyglass based councillor first became a councillor in 1987 when he replaced former minister and European commissioner Padráig Flynn on the council, and he has been elected to the council in each of the subsequent local elections since.

Rural Ireland 'our priority not ransom' say Independent TDs

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The Independent rural TDs have "completely distanced" themselves from a claim that they have sought billions in investment in return for their votes to support the formation of a new government.

Election 2016 promises an eventful 32nd Dáil

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Seismic! Earthquake! Meltdown! Some of the words being used to describe the outcome of last week’s General Election. With the results still being digested, it is too early to go into a detailed analysis – Insider hopes to return to that once the various tallies, results, and exit polls have been parsed – but the headline outcomes are quite stark.

Call for Galway voters to support female candidates in the election

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Galway’s dismal record in electing only two woman to Dáil Éireann since the foundation of the State, has prompted Women for Election to call on voters in all three Galway constituencies to support female candidates this time around.

 

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