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Fianna Fáil has protected the banks with the bailout and bondholders with the EU-IMF deal, but taxpayers, particularly those with high mortgages and in negative equity, continue to suffer.
Fianna Fáil Galway East candidate Michael F Dolan is calling for a cross-party debate between the election candidates on the issues affecting the constituency.
Turf cutting for domestic purposes must be allowed continue for 2011 so more people are not “caught up in a daft decision” where people are prohibited from cutting their own supply of turf.
Fine Gael will keep its two seats, Fianna Fáil will lose one, and the Independents will take a seat, but do not rule out Labour causing an upset.
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.
There is “a desperate need for a new government”, with a mandate from the people, and not reliant on independents, to implement measures to properly deal with the banking crisis and begin a process of job creation.
Opinion is split within Fine Gael over whether or not Pádraic McCormack should be added to the party’s Election 2011 Galway West ticket.
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.
Businesses in towns and villages in Co Galway already under pressure from the recession are being repeatedly targeted by drug users, many just out of prison.