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Food for thought from the recent by-elections

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It was all about by-elections last weekend - two Dáil by-elections being watched closely with a view to gauging the mood music of the electorate; a Seanad by-election generating an inordinate amount of interest as the Government inflicted an unnecessary wound on itself; and two parliamentary by-elections in England which may yet prove to be of some interest this side of the Irish Sea.

‘A vote for McNulty is a vote for cronyism’ - Healy-Eames

A Galway senator has declared that a vote for Fine Gael candidate John McNulty in the Seanad elections “is a vote for cronyism”.

Make your ideas count in shaping the Ireland you want, says RA senator

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Everyone is asking will Reform Alliance be a new political party. That may happen in time but that decision has not yet been made.

Ó Clochartaigh accuses senators of ‘hypocrisy’ in feigning concern for homeless and the poor

Senators are being accused of “hypocrisy” in feigning concern for the homeless and the poor in the pre-Christmas period, while supporting Government policy that engenders hardship.

Ó Clochartaigh condemns fellow Galway senators for supporting Social Welfare cuts

Senators may claim to be “the bulwark against harsh and draconian cuts”, but this week showed they are “unwilling to stand up for workers, the unemployed, children, and the elderly”.

MEP calls for immediate Seanad reform group

If the government refuses to bring forward proposals to reform the Seanad Fianna Fail which led opposition to its abolition should make reform a central plank to its manifesto for the next General Election.

Galway divided over Seanad abolition with only a day to go to the vote

Galway is split on whether or not to abolish Seanad Éireann, with campaigners encountering mixed views on the issue only 24 hours ahead of polling.

Galway’s polling stations open at 7am tomorrow

Galwegians are being asked to exercise their democratic right to vote tomorrow in the Seanad and Court of Appeal referenda in one of the 15 polling stations open across the city from 7am to 10pm.

Ó Clochartaigh calls for Yes vote to end ‘political cronyism’

An “elitist and undemocratic” institution with “no place in a modern democracy” deserves abolition, according to a Galway member of Seanad Éireann.

Mary Lou McDonald to address Budget meeting in Galway

Sinn Féin vice president Mary Lou McDonald will address a public meeting in Galway next week to discuss the party’s pre-budget proposals.

 

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