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Wage increase places value on Galway Workers, says Derek Nolan 

Galway West TD Derek Nolan has said that the recommended increase to the minimum wage is about making work pay. Speaking about the Low Pay Commission’s recommendation of increasing the minimum wage by 50c to €9.15 per hour, Deputy Nolan said:

Niall Ó Tuathail to run as centre-left Independent in Galway West

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Niall Ó Tuathail, who this week declared that he will stand as an Independent in Galway West for Election 2016, will host a series of 'town hall' style meetings to build a campaigning movement around his candidacy.

‘Politicians are all the same’

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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.

EU/US trade agreement could lead to privatisation of Irish water supply

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Fears that Irish Water and the water supply network could eventually be privatised are increasing in the wake of major international trade agreements the EU is conducting with the USA and Canada.

Penrose welcomes progress on broadband expansion

Longford-Westmeath Labour TD, Willie Penrose, has welcomed a new map service enabling people in Westmeath to find out whether they will get high-speed broadband from a commercial operator or the State.

GRASSROOTS: Would lowering property tax only benefit the well off?

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Wednesday September 17 saw an historic and crucial meeting of the Galway City Council take place with regard to the Local Property Tax. Irish democracy had a great outing and Insider was there to see and report on it.

Householders encouraged to resist water charges

Galway householders are being asked not to fill in the forms from Irish Water or to give the controversial company any information.

Disability Federation of Ireland calls on candidates to sign pledge

The Disability Federation of Ireland which represents more than 150 disability organisations in Ireland and lobbies on behalf of the almost 600,000 people with disabilities in Ireland has launched a pre-election campaign called ‘leave nobody behind’. The pledge the federation wants candidates to sign states that if the candidate gets elected “I will work consistently to ensure that Ireland, as a matter of urgency has a credible and functioning infrastructure of services and supports available to people with disabilities as a necessary part of Ireland’s recovery programme. I will do this through advancing the implementation of the top election priorities as set out by the Disability Federation of Ireland.”

‘ Killimor - that dear old spot’

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They are going, going, going from the valleys and the hills,

Database of Athlone homes needed to prevent dumping

The chairman of the Athlone Area committee is calling for greater action to be taken to deal with illegal dumping while protecting those who do follow the law.

 

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