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Sinn Fein to hold public meetings on property tax

Galway Sinn Fein are holding a series of public information meetings accross the city in relation to the property tax. The next of these is being held tonight Thursday May 23 at 8pm in the Galway Resource Centre, Westside.

Sinn Féin to hold Easter 1916 commemorations

Commemorations of Galway’s part in the 1916 Easter Rising and of IRA volunteers who fought in the War of Independence and the Border Campaign, will take place this weekend.

Progression of new party in Athlone continues

The re-branding of the anti-household charge group in Athlone progressed this week (January 29) as they set February 7 as the date for the naming of the party and the release of its draft manifesto.

Joint Policing Committee discusses teething problems and relevance

At least two politicians questioned the value of a policing committee they sit on at its quarterly meeting in Athlone this week.

Huge public support for hungerstrike art at council meeting

Around 80 people thronged Athlone’s Civic Offices to protest against Fine Gael councillor Mark Cooney’s motion that a state-owned artwork be removed from the Luan Gallery at this week’s Athlone Town Council meeting.

‘A long and dangerous night in Galway’

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There was a fearful incident at Galway railway station on the evening September 8 1920. A larger crowd than usual waited for the Dublin train. The big story of the day was the Terrance McSweeney hunger strike in Brixton prison. The young Sinn Fein Lord Mayor of Cork was in his second month without food. The people of Ireland, and the Irish across the world, were totally focused on this drama. McSweeney died on October 25 after 74 days. The Dublin papers that evening would have had the latest health reports.

Minister commits to Athlone but is unimpressed by councillors

The junior Minister for Defence has confirmed there will be no further changes to numbers stationed at Custume Barracks, Athlone.

O'Mahony slams Sinn Fein councillor over bus claims

Fine Gael TD for Mayo, John O’Mahony, has dismissed criticism by Roscommon Sinn Fein councillor, Michael Mulligan, of his role in the removal of local bus services to Carracastle. Cllr Mulligan incorrectly stated at a public protest that Deputy O’Mahony could have acted to prevent changes to bus services to Carracastle.

Justice Minister ignorant to concerns of Lisbrook residents, says senator

The Minister of Justice has been slammed for backing the decision of the Reception and Integration Agency (RIA) to close a Galway asylum accommodation centre with Sinn Fein senator Trevor Ó Clochartaigh accusing him of being “absolutely ignorant to the fears and concerns of residents”.

Travel expenses scandal exposes farcical lack of accountability in political salaries

What is most galling about the use of tax-payer funded travel expenses by our Independent TDs and members of the Technical Group in Dail Eireann that has come to light of late, is not so much the fact that such misappropriation of funds occurred, but that the deputies in question so adamantly justified their entitlement to use public moneys in this way.

 

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