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Government - not quite the bed of roses that Labour might have expected

Insider rarely tires of the vicissitudes of Galway politics. The city and county’s petty intrigues, feverish whisperings, internecine squabbles, and comical characters are usually enough to keep even the most amateur political observer entertained.

Nolan in bid to become Labour Party chair

Labour’s Galway West Derek Nolan has been nominated to contest the position of chair of the Labour Party at the forthcoming National Conference in April.

Labour needs to watch its left flank

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The recent enlistment of Johnny Walsh, who served as an Independent councillor on Ballinasloe Town Council for the past 13 years, into The Labour Party, might seem like a ‘small fry’ incident in local parish politics, but it is in fact, far from that.

Labour links with trade unions to continue says Keaveney

The Labour Party’s links with the trade unions will continue despite a new Bill which seeks to restrict the financial donations made to parties according to Labour Galway East TD Colm Keaveney.

What have Labour ever done for us?

The shock resignation of ‘Super’ Junior Minister for Housing Willie Penrose in recent weeks has rocked the Labour Party in the lead up to the first Budget which the Coalition will soon deliver.

Hands off our business community for the sake of all our jobs

For fear it might sound like the business community is continually harping on about how difficult their lot genuinely is, it might be worth pointing out this week exactly what it means to be a person in business – particularly running your own business – in this day and age. The best way to present the case for the business community is to compare and contrast it with that of the employee. Let's start with the employee.

Anarchist group forms in Galway

The anarchist group, the Workers Solidarity Movement, has formed a Galway branch, marking the first official presence of the group in the city.

Trek Cuba to fight blindness

Irish charity Fighting Blindness seeks trekkers looking for a Latin adventure on a 10-day trek through the Sierra del Escambray in central Cuba. The charity trek from November 18 to 27, begins with a night in Havana and continues at a moderate pace through the mountains to the charming city of Trinidad.

Restoration of minimum wage welcomed by Labour councillor

Labour councillor Harry Barrett has welcomed the restoration of the minimum wage from €7.65 to €8.65.

Galway hotel chief says JLC abolition will save and create new jobs

The hotel industry offers huge potential for creating employment if it is allowed a sustainable cost structure, according to the chairman of the Galway branch of the Irish Hotels Federation. Paul Gill has called on local TDs to support the abolition of the Joint Labour Committee system, stating that their additional layer is incompatible with jobs growth when allied to our minimum wage, currently the third highest in Europe.


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