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Who will be returned as MEPs for Midlands-North-West?

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Former tánaiste Michael McDowell recently described the European elections as a mad dash where household names strive to become household names. There is more than an element of truth to this; high profile politicians such as Gerry Collins, Jim Higgins, and Brian Hayes went largely off the radar after relocating to Brussels.

The trauma of the onlooker

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We are all suffering from it, yet we may not notice. There is a fatigue around that is engaging us; that is holding us in its grasp. A sort of voyeuristic urge to look on aghast at what is happening in the two countries which perhaps have influenced us the most over the past few centuries. This morning, we wake up to more news of Brexit, as we slide inexorably towards that date at the end of the month.

Councillors and candidates must stand against anti-Traveller and anti-migrant prejudice

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We saw the signs in the presidential election. The punching down of a billionaire against a scapegoated indigenous minority has sparked a furious debate around racism on our little island.

A challenging 2018 - and 2019 will be no easier

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With the Christmas festivities getting under way and 2018 drawing to a close, now is a good time to review an eventful political year. While the anticipated general election did not materialise, 2018 did see trips to the ballot box with a keenly contested referendum on abortion as well as a presidential election that, while low-key, threw up a number of interesting questions.

West Mayo Community Diary

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If you would like an item included in the West Mayo Community Diary, please submit it to [email protected] by 5.30pm on the Monday before the next publication date.

Newly re-elected President Higgins tops the poll in Mayo — but Casey comes a strong second

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Newly re-elected President Michael D Higgins was by far and away the top choice for those who voted in last Friday's presidential election in the county.

Galway Labour calls for Yes vote in blasphemy referendum

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While the referendum on blasphemy has been overshadowed by the presidential election, the Galway West Labour Party is calling for a Yes vote, saying it would “remove a problematic anachronism from the Constitution”.

The Tuam man and the president

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TOMORROW IS not only the day on which the presidential election takes place - or, as looks virtually certain, the presidential re-election - it is also the day a new EP comes out, named after a former Irish president.

Presidential aspirant Liadh Ni Riada makes Athlone visit

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As part of her national campaign tour, MEP Liadh Ní Riada paid a visit to Athlone on Monday of this week. Owing to the nature of the national tour, her stopover in Athlone, albeit brief, was a positive one.

'Young people’s choice of participation, rather than cynicism, is a powerful way of looking at the future'

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Climate change is a reality, a crisis facing us all, yet in this period of turmoil - geo-politically via Trump, Brexit, and the rise of the far right, and environmentally with rising temperatures and extreme weather - there remains cause for hope.

 

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