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“Politicians are all the same“ is a very common refrain these days, and although it may disturb the more idealistic candidates and their canvassers, it has more than a grain of truth. The two governments that have reigned throughout the Irish economic meltdown have pursued the same policies, making the people pay for a crisis that was none of their doing.
A public meeting examining the asylum seeker system, the effects of dispersal, and recent events at Lisbrook House asylum seeker accommodation centre will be held on Wednesday, November 7, at 8pm in the O’Flaherty Theatre, NUI Galway.
The Galway Council of Trade Unions will host a public debate on the Fiscal Compact Treaty tonight at 9pm in the Harbour Hotel, New Dock Road.
Labour will not be allowed enjoy celebrating its centenary when the party holds its 65th convention in Galway this weekend, as the event is set to attract protests from far left groups, rural communities, peace groups, the unemployed, and health campaigners.
Early last year when Labour decided to hold this year’s centenary conference in Galway, they could not have foreseen just how different the picture would be. They had just been elected into power along with Fine Gael on a tidal wave of dissent against the incumbent incompetents. They had elected many new TDs, bright young things whom it seemed had lots to offer the party in this new coalition. Here in Galway, we provided two of them — Derek Nolan and Colm Keaveney — and they represented a refreshing change, and in the Seanad, Lorraine Higgins has also been groomed for greater things. Happy days for Labour in Government and in Galway.
While Labour will hold its 65th national convention in NUI Galway this weekend, the United Left Alliance Galway will hold a counter-conference to take a critical look at Labour and discuss alternatives for the Irish left.
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.
Labour will mark the 100th anniversary of its foundation next week when it holds its National Conference in Galway, but the United Left Alliance will hold a two-day counter-conference, in protest against Labour’s decisions in government.
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.
Twenty years on from the X case, the State has failed to give legislative effect to the Supreme Court ruling which granted women the right to an abortion in Ireland in limited circumstances.