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Does Lucinda’s Renua actually stand for anything?

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An electorate fatigued by years of unrelenting economic bad news and grinding austerity; disenchanted with the Government’s failure to tackle the failings of the political system and engage in meaningful reform; the lack of a coherent alternative from an Opposition that has, at its heart, a party still tainted by its role in the economic crash and still toxic for many; a surge in support for ‘Others’ manifesting itself in both opinion polls and local election results.

2015 - it ain't going to be a dull year

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With the festive period now over, politicians have turned their thoughts to the year ahead and in one respect the mood across the parties is the same – we are now in an election year.

Longford-Westmeath by-election expected to be called for May 23

The race to fill the late Nicky McFadden’s Dáil seat will begin in earnest on Wednesday (April 30) when the Government is expected to call a by-election for May 23 to elect the 40th TD to represent the Longford-Westmeath constituency.

Longford-Westmeath by-election expected to be called for May 23

The race to fill the late Nicky McFadden’s Dáil seat will begin in earnest on Wednesday (April 30) when the Government is expected to call a by-election for May 23 to elect the 40th TD to represent the Longford-Westmeath constituency.

Tales of times not so past

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WHEN THE current recession first loomed just over two years ago, the general consensus by those of a certain age was that it was nothing compared to the dark days of the 1970s and 1980s.

Four councillors had to declare donations to city council

Four councillors had to declare donations to the Galway City Council last year under the Local Election (Disclosure of Donations and Expenditure) Act 1999.

Dark thoughts from the early noughties

LOUIS DE PAOR’S agus rud eile/and another thing was first published in the original Irish eight years ago. In this new edition by Cló Iar-Chonnachta, English language translations perform a valuable service by making the work of one of our best poets available to a wider audience.

Will the economic cutbacks see a cutback in councillors’ support?

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This time next year all the hullabaloo of the Local and European elections will be over and a new city council and mayor will have been elected. In the meantime, the big question is, how will the current economic climate and cutbacks affect the members of the council in their bids to be re-elected?

Minister for the Environment asked not to restrict one- off rural housing

Minister for the Environment John Gormley has been strongly criticised for restricting planning applications for one-off rural housing in the countryside.

Party might be over but there is to be no pity, says Walter

Though deeply saddened at his party’s decision to wind up its political activity last week, local Progressive Democrats councillor Walter Lacey says Carlovians should not pity him.

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