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Ballinasloe stop added to 6.25am Galway to Dublin Heuston route

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The news that Ballinasloe is now included on a stop on the 6.25am service from Galway to Dublin Heuston has been welcomed by a local Fine Gael Senator who has also vowed to have the tea trolley service reinstated on the Galway to Diublin lines.

Carrigy calls for compulsory summer programmes in special schools

Summer programmes in special schools must be made compulsory around the country, a constituency Fine Gael Senator has said.

Slippery slope closure fears averted for Salthill garda station

Mounting fears that Salthill Garda station will soon face the axe got a reprieve this week, with a dramatic U-turn decision on closing the busy barracks at night.

Election buzz as new Dáil seat tipped for Mayo

The announcement on Wednesday that Mayo has been recommended for a change-up from a four-seater to a five-seater Dáil Constituency, and that county boundaries be reinstated so that up to 6,000 votes from areas of South Mayo are returned to the electoral area, has well and truly started the ball rolling on General Election campaigning around the county.

Burke calls for increase in occupational pensions

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Mayo Senator Paddy Burke has called for occupational pensions to be increased.

O'Reilly welcomes proposed law changes around character references in sexual assault cases

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Galway-based Green Party Senator Pauline O’Reilly has welcomed the publication of The Criminal Law (Sexual Offences and Human Trafficking) Bill 2023, in particular the changes in relation to the use of character references in sexual assault cases.

Mayo Senator wants standard vetting form for all

Mayo Senator Paddy Burke has called for a standard vetting form to be available to all who are required to be vetted for a particular position or role.

Mayo senator says resignations of female world leaders raise questions about how women are treated in politics

Fianna Fail Senator and Leader of the Seanad, Lisa Chambers, has expressed her disappointment at the recent resignation of two female world leaders, Nicola Sturgeon and Jacinda Ardern. Both leaders were renowned for their strong and responsible leadership and served as role models for women around the world.

End of an era as Naughten decides to step away from national politics

Local Independent Deputy, Denis Naughten, has confirmed that he will not contest the next General Election, due to take place in 2025.

 

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