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Libyan violence is driving up oil prices for Irish farmers says Connaughton

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The violence and unrest in Libya is having costly repercussions for Irish farmers as it is causing an escalation in the price of farm diesel and plastics.

Three substitute councillors enter the fray in County Hall

Three new councillors received a joyous welcome at County Hall on Friday as they filled vacancies left by successful Dáil candidates.

Connemara can’t live on beauty alone, says new force Kyne

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He may not be as long on the scene as Éamon Ó Cuív, he’s not quite the ‘new kid in town’ that is Derek Nolan, and he may not be as outgoing as Noel Grealish, but Sean Kyne has become the quietly emerging figure of Galway politics, who this week took his first steps on the national stage.

The highs, the lows, of a weekend in New Inn

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Just when we thought it was going to be all plain sailing once again in Galway East the tides turned, a recount was ordered, votes vanished and disprepancies were found, but we got there in the end filling all four seats and closing the doors of the community centre in New Inn before midnight on Sunday.

Get set for the local elections - they are only three years away

The election is over! Bring on the next one! After the marathon counts in Galway East and Galway West, there cannot be many people who want another election too soon.

If secondary school pupils had the vote

There is a strong case to be made for lowering the voting age and a project recently carried out by students in Gairmscoil Mhuire Athenry showed how young people are more interested in politics than the State cares to acknowledge.

So which candidates are stalking the web?

Fianna Fáil’s Éamon Ó Cuív is the most active Galway politician on the internet according to a new website created by an NUI, Galway student.

Questions every Fine Gael candidate in Galway must answer in this campaign

As the election enters its final straight Fine Gael is on course to lead the next Government appears to be the party with the momentum and some observers have speculated about the possibility of a single party FG government. Therefore it is vitally important that people question their FG candidates in some detail over the next week.

Thirty candidates to chase the nine seats in Galway

Anglo Avenger developer Joe McNamara who famously drove his cement mixer into the gates of Dail Eireann on Budget Day will not be walking in the main door of Leinster House in March as an elected TD after he dramatically decided not to put his name forward for election in Galway West.

Independents to have their day on February 25?

County Galway is normally an unhappy hunting ground for Independents seeking election to Dáil Éireann, but that could all change on February 25?

 

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