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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.
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.
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.
Labour TD for Longford-Westmeath, Willie Penrose has welcomed the commitment from Minister for Communication, Climate Control and the Environment, Denis Naughten, to review the criteria for the connection of rural towns to the natural gas grid, having raised the issue in the Dáil.
The Longford-Westmeath branch of the Social Democrats held their first public consultation session on February 1 in Athlone IT.
The Longford-Westmeath branch of the Social Democrats held their first AGM last week in the Newbury Hotel in Mullingar. The branch elected positions including chairperson, vice chairperson, and secretary.
No, not that Dáil Bar, where politicians run up huge tabs after controversial late-night sittings. The other one, on the corner of Cross Street and Middle Street. Although it has the same name as the bar in Ireland's house of parliament, ('Dáil' translates from Irish as a place where people meet to discuss, debate, and talk), our Dáil is much better craic. Over the years, the building has been a family home, a toy shop, and most recently a licensed premises known as Tí na nÓg. Since 2008, the pub is in common ownership with The Front Door, Tom Sheridans, and Brasserie on The Corner, and as such has a higher standard than most others. It enjoys an ideal location in The Latin Quarter, just around the corner from Quay Street and Galway's tourist and shopping hub.
A commemoration ceremony to honour the patriot dead who are laid to rest in Castlebar Old Cemetery is to be held on Saturday June 25.
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.