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Within the next fortnight, Fine Gael Senator Fidelma Healy Eames and Independent TD Noel Grealish, will learn whether they will remain representatives for Galway West or find themselves fighting for seats in Galway East at the next General Election.
The dust has settled; the new Government has come through its first 100 days; Britain’s Queen Elizabeth and US president Barack Obama have been and gone; Garrett the Good, Declan Costello, and Brian Lenihan - three icons of Irish politics - have passed to their eternal reward. What a first six months of 2011 this has been.
Galway is unlikely to receive any cabinet or junior ministerial posts under the next government as the county’s four Fine Gael and two Labour TDs lack enough experience.
He was Fine Gael’s ‘Chosen One’, the heir apparent to Pádraic McCormack’s seat and party HQ were expecting him to retain it and deliver a running mate. He did, but it took a long time and it was nail-biting stuff to the very end.
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.
The face of Galway politics will be changed completely over the next 48 hours as the county, across its two constituencies, will return between five to seven new TDs.
Fine Gael looks set to take over from Fianna Fáil as the largest party in Galway East while the campaign of Sean Canney should put a stop to Labour hopes of taking a seat here.
The need to defend and support the arts in a climate of economic devastation, a political ideology of savage cuts to front line services, and ‘socialism for the rich, capitalism for the poor’ has never been more pressing.
Two Galway East general election candidates will hold the official launches of their election campaigns over the coming week.
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.