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Independents, female candidates, and Fianna Fáil stand poised as the main winners when the votes for the 2014 Local Elections in Galway city are counted this weekend; but Labour is fearful it could be reduced to just two councillors in City Hall.
After more than a year of campaigning for its return, the seven day burial service is due to be restored by the end of this year, according to city councillor Ollie Crowe who described it as the “right outcome”.
Fianna Fáil’s Nicola Deacy to outpoll her running mate Ollie Crowe, and Sinn Féin’s Cathal Ó Conchuir to defy the odds and take a seat, are just two possible outcomes thrown up by recent betting odds.
The GAA’s decision to give Sky exclusive coverage of 14 All-Ireland games is nothing more than “putting profits ahead of principle”, one that will not benefit Galway GAA fans.
With the Galway City Council being expanded from 15 seats to 18, all parties look set to increase their representation in City Hall, with Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin possibly benefiting most.
Jimmy Horan, a community activist from Westside, has become the latest Independent to declare for the six seat Galway City Central ward.
Galway city manager Brendan McGrath has confirmed that he remains “steadfast to see the return” of the seven day burial service, however, due to staffing and budget issues it will take a number of months before the service returns.
Phil Kennedy, who had declared her intention to stand as an Independent candidate in the local elections, is to withdraw from the race upon medical advice.
If towns like Westport, Athy, and Kinsale can sustain a weekly market, than Galway should have no problem in having two - one at St Nicholas’ and the other in Woodquay.
Consensus exists between Labour and Fianna Fáil party insiders that Sinn Féin is “certain” to win one of the six Galway City Central seats in May’s Local Elections.