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While Fianna Fáil has yet to find a running mate for Peter Keane in Galway City West, the main attention of Fianna Fáilers and Galway political anoraks is focused on who the party will choose in Galway City Central.
With the New Year now firmly entrenched, Galway’s politicos - Insider included - have only one thing on their minds - June’s Local Elections.
As we head into St Valentine’s Day many of the city councillors will have their eye on two dates - February 14 and June 5.
Fianna Fáil is to conduct a private opinion poll of Galway City Central and its findings will determine whether Martin Quinn or Ollie Crowe will join Cllr John Connolly on the party ticket.
Cllr John Connolly and Ollie Crowe are the Fianna Fáil candidates for Galway City Central, a ward which rivals Galway City East for competitiveness and which has been rightly dubbed ‘The Group of Death’. Only one of them will survive the Local Election on June 5.
Fianna Fáil Cllr John Connolly has come out fighting against rumours he would not be running in June’s Local Elections by declaring he is “absolutely” and “definitely going” to seek re-election.
Not long after 9am on Saturday as the boxes were opened in Leisureland and the tallymen got to work, patterns began to emerge that would remain unaltered throughout the day. Galway was giving its backing to Labour, but it was not exactly punishing Fianna Fáil.
“If I saw Mr Haughey buried at midnight at a crossroads with a stake driven through his heart, politically speaking, I should continue to wear a clove of garlic around my neck, just in case.”
While people talk about Billy Cameron, Brian Walsh, Declan McDonnell, Padraig Conneely, etc, as on course to keep their seats, people are unwilling to place any bets on the 2009 Local Elections just yet.
When the results came in on Saturday it was clear that Ireland had raised high the Red flag, donned a blue shirt, kept a few Independents on side, and delivered the mother of all kickings to the Government parties. Well not quite everywhere. Typically Galway didn’t quite follow suit.