Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway East TD Sean Canney has confirmed that he’s no longer part of the Independent Alliance.
Deputy Canney has been considering his future within the 5-member grouping since a dispute arose over the post of OPW minister.
The junior ministry was held by Deputy Canney for one year before being transferred to his Independent Alliance colleague, deputy Kevin Boxer Moran.
The alliance then voted to allow Deputy Moran to keep the ministerial position for the remainder of the government’s term.
Deputy Canney has remained tight lipped on his decision within the grouping, but has this morning confirmed he’s no longer part of the alliance.
Speaking to Keith Finnegan, the Galway East TD said it’s business as usual in terms of his support of the government – but the trust has been broken with his former grouping.
TD Mairéad Farrell calls for an election in place of planned Taoiseach handover
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Local TD Mairéad Farrell is calling for an election, instead of the planned handover between Michael Martin and Leo Varadkar.
On December 17th, Tánaiste Leo Varadkar will return to the Taoiseach position, taking over from Micheal Martin, as part of the planned cabinet reshuffle.
Speaking on Galway Talks, Galway West TD Mairéad Farrell says she thinks voters need to have their say:
Enquiries ongoing following road collision in Claregalway last night
103 Galway residents to receive Irish Citizenship this week
Galway Bay fm newsroom – 103 Galway residents will become Irish citizens today.
Nationwide, 3,500 people from 130 countries will receive their certificates of naturalisation in Killarney over the next two days.
Junior Minister at the Department of Justice James Browne says it will give them rights and legal protections.
He says people from other nations who’ll become Irish citizens will contribute to Ireland: