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Reading the Runes: Local elections

Local Elections, like those coming up on May 23, are curious creatures. While they are undoubtedly local in the way that even a cursory glance at the different candidates election literature will immediately confirm – active in community initiatives, members of community councils, chairs of things like the Tidy Towns Committee, and, at least in the country, the GAA - local elections also have traditionally been seen, and used by voters, as a way of robustly telling the mainstream parties how they are seen from the groundlings point of view, and so providing either comfort or a harsh wake-up call, a two-fingered salute which is anything but comforting.

Walsh calls out opposition parties for ‘rank hypocrisy’ in relation to water charges

A local election candidate has called for honesty in the debate over water charges, criticising Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáil for “rank hypocrisy” in the parties’ stance on the issue.

Council must tackle public transport, footpaths, and pedestrian crossings

Cathal Ó Conchúir, Sinn Fein's candidate for Galway City West, has this week highlighted the lack of public transport in certain sections of Galway.

Could AAA’s Tommy Holohan upset the odds in Galway City West?

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With three weeks to go to polling, there is much to play for across each of the three Galway city electoral wards. Poster campaigns are now in full flow and candidates are falling over each other for the affections of voters on the doorsteps.

Land rezoned to allow application for biopark in Claremorris

The proposed biopark development in Claremorris received a major boost this week when Mayo County Council voted 22-3 to rezone the 20-acre site at Kilbeg, Claremorris, to ‘opportunity’ status as part of the new county development plan.

Undergrounding power lines proposal not backed

A proposal to have all 400kv power lines undergrounded included in the new Mayo County Council development plan fell at a vote (12-10, with nine councillors absent for the vote ) at this week’s special meeting of the council to approve the new county development plan.

Council votes against power line under grounding plan

A proposal to have all 400kv power lines under grounded included in the new Mayo County Council development plan fell at a vote (12-10, with nine councillors absent for the vote ) at a special meeting of the council today.

Galway City East - odds are good for a first SF seat since 2004

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John Mulholland and Keith Finnegan recently discussed the bookmaker’s odds for all the local election candidates across the city on Galway Bay FM.

Castlebar to go for Purple Flag

Following similar proposals in Ballina and then Westport, Castlebar is to look to obtain Purple Flag status. Sinn Fein councillor Therese Ruane was to propose a motion calling for the town to apply for Purple Flag status at last night’s meeting of Castlebar Town Council (Thursday, February 20).

More female candidates needed to address council gender imbalance

The marked gender imbalance on Mayo County Council looks unlikely to be addressed in a significant way in the upcoming Local Elections on May 23.


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