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Galway city has more people eligible to vote for the NUI panel for Seanad Éireann than has Dublin or Cork, while County Galway tops the other 25 counties in the State in a same category.
Knocknacarra residents and a number of city councillors are up in arms over a recent spate of graffiti at a laneway which has been described as “shocking in the extreme” because of its highly insulting and racist commentary.
The election campaign across the water which has hogged our TV news bulletins for the past seven days turned out to be far more intriguing than any of us could have imagined. And of course, it has started to whet appetites on this side of the pond for the day when we too get the opportunity to vent our feelings and express our opinions electorally on how we think this country has been and should be governed. Britain, like ourselves is currently experiencing an economic crisis, but it has the greater population base and natural resources from which regeneration is more possible. The Irish have always had a keen interest on the personality of the occupant of 10 Downing Street, more so in the past when there was an inclination that a Labour incumbent complete with working class backing would take a greater interest in the “Ireland question.” Now that peace has broken out in Northern Ireland that factor is less pressing and so for the first time in generations, we are able to look at the British election through fresh eyes and not through the narrow prism of our own terrible issues.
Gardai in Athlone are examining CCTV footage and conducting door-to-door enquiries following the discovery of two viable devices at head shops in the town on Wednesday.
An Irish charity that provides repayable finance for community and voluntary projects and which has an office in Foxford, is to be commended in a forthcoming United Nations report for promoting social integration and inclusion — one of only 14 organisations selected from 190 projects based in 60 countries.
Michael D Higgins