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If there was ever a constituency which defined the term ‘boringly predictable’ it was certainly Galway East, a place even more beholden to repeating patterns and traditions than its sister electoral area Galway West.
Galway East used to be the most boring of all constituencies, returning two Fianna Fáil and two Fine Gael, without fail, at every election, but things look set to be very different in 2011.
Covering all bases in Galway East in order to maximise the vote and retain its two seats will be the priority for Fine Gael when it holds its election selection convention for the constituency this weekend.
Paul Connaughton, one of Co Galway’s longest serving TDs, will bring down the curtain on a political career of more than 30 years, when he retires at the next election.
Insider has often commented on what he sees as the faults and failings (and occasionally virtues) of the individual city councillors, but it is time he turned his attention onto the 30 members of the Galway County Council.
Michael ‘Bomber’ Killilea, a former hurler with Carnmore and footballer with Claregalway, is coming under increasing pressure from Fine Gael to contest the 2009 Local Elections.
Tuam has increased its natural hinterland on the west and may have lost some wise councillors on the east. The change was a natural alignment on paper by bringing the East Galway regions of the Oranmore electoral ward into the Tuam ward, while adding to the hinterland of Ballinasloe town.