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Athlone Branch Fine Gael held a very successful social BBQ in The Villager, Glasson recently, with special guest on the night being Maria Walsh MEP.
Fine Gael councillor Gerry Coyle has claimed that people who are sick or elderly and can't get to a polling station to vote, are having to pay doctors for medical certificates in order to get a postal vote to vote at elections.
The agreement between Fianna Fáil and Independent councillors for control of Mayo County Council, that has stood for the past five years, looks set to be extended for the duration of the new county council term, which sits for the first time this morning (Friday, June 7) at 11am.
I hope you all had a good weekend. What was I up to? Well, I spent my weekend in Moate. Now I know in this column I often talk about the various places I have been to, so that is why I’m telling you I went to the Westmeath election count in Moate. I went on Saturday night, and we waited, and we waited, and we waited, in vain, for the votes to arrive over from Athlone Institute of Technology, which had divided all the votes into local, European, and divorce referendum and was dispatching them to the various places. But the Westmeath votes failed to arrive, and having waited from around 4pm I came home around 7pm and vowed I would go the next day.
Claremorris has seen a boundary change like the rest of the local areas for today's election with the north eastern part of of the constituency moving into the Swinford area, and long with it, Sinn Fein councillor Gerry Murray, who took 1,971 first preferences and was elected on the first count five years ago, as were Cllr Patsy O'Brien and Cllr Richard Finn.
Fianna Fáil's Cllr Damien Ryan wants to see an enterprise hub developed in south Mayo in the near future.
Malachy Hand, Fianna Fáíl local election candidate in South Roscommon was joined on the canvass trail by Galway West Fianna Fáíl TD Eamonn Ó Cúiv, former minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs on Friday afternoon.
As polling day fast approaches, the local election campaigns of Athlone Fine Gael candidates, Cllr. John Dolan and Alan Shaw took centre stage at the Shamrock Lodge Hotel on Monday night.
Councillors from the Fine Gael party have hit out at fears expressed by independent councillor, Michael Holmes, that cost overruns in the National Children's Hospital project in Dublin could see funds earmarked for the N5 roads project diverted from it.
Galway, having kicked off their campaign with a win over Cork last weekend, now face a different challenge when they are back on the road to Lisseagh, Emyvale, on Saturday (2pm) to face Monaghan in the second round of the Lidl National League.