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An important event occurred 360 years ago this week, which changed the fortunes of Galway town forever.
If there was ever a constituency which defined the term ‘boringly predictable’ it was certainly Galway East, a place even more beholden to repeating patterns and traditions than its sister electoral area Galway West.
Opinion is split within Fine Gael over whether or not Pádraic McCormack should be added to the party’s Election 2011 Galway West ticket.
Covering all bases in Galway East in order to maximise the vote and retain its two seats will be the priority for Fine Gael when it holds its election selection convention for the constituency this weekend.
If the Fine Gael party get into government Portiuncula Hospital will be run as a trust with greater autonomy and an ability to broaden its focus further, the party’s health spokesperson Dr James Reilly confirmed this week.
Rural families whose children are dependent on school transport may face further financial burdens if a proposed hike in school transport fees goes ahead, a local TD has warned.
Most Galway TDs own some property or land in Galway city or county, but unlike Fianna Fáil TD Frank Fahey, none of them owns property in France, Belgium, the USA, or Dubai.
A number of Galway politicians have called on the Tánaiste to provide a replacement industry and retraining for the 180 workers who will lose their jobs when the US-owned Cigna health care company pulls out of Loughrea.
A local city councillor is calling for the resignation of Health Minister Mary Harney in the wake of recent reports that further budgetary cutbacks would result in the loss of 60 beds, 126 staff and two theatres at University Hospital Galway.
In the aftermath of last year’s local elections much attention has focused on Galway West and in particular on Fine Gael’s chances of gaining a seat there, but Galway East has been the subject of comparatively little attention.