Senator Trevor Ó Clochartaigh, Sinn Féín candidate for Galway West, supported at his election launch in An Cheathrú Rua by Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams and Galway City Councillor Mairéad Farrell. Pic: Seán Ó Mainnín.

Adams vows Sinn Féin will deliver for Gaeltacht in Government

Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams vowed that his party would deliver for the Gaeltacht if it leads the next Government – claiming Fine Gael and Fianna Fail have never stood up for Irish speakers. He...
Senator Fidelma Healy Eames together with supporters, being assisted by Tomás McLoughlin and his brother Matthew to cut the tape at the new Campaign Office in Oranmore.

Brave battler opens new election office

A young Galway boy who has battled serious illness since his premature birth was in the spotlight this week as he officially unveiled an election candidate’s new campaign base. Tomás McLoughlin, who has cerebral palsy...
Political football....Catherine Connolly showing off her skills during a respite in the count last time out.

Connolly off to a stormer

Perhaps now the whispering campaign will stop. For the past month or more, Fine Gael and Labour sources locally have been hinting that Independent Galway City Councillor Catherine Connolly’s general election campaign has been...
Former Senator Jarlath McDonagh (right) and recent local election candidate David Collins have endorsed Senator Hildegarde Naughton and will be campaigning in their areas for her.

Hildegarde wins key Fine Gaeler’s support

A city based candidate in next month’s general election has received a timely boost – as she has received a resounding endorsement from one of Fine Gael’s most influential figures. Senator Hildegarde Naughton is one...
Senator Hildegarde Naughton, John O'Mahony TD, Sean Kyne TD and Enda Howley, Fine Gael Constituency Chairman and Director of Elections, at the Launch of the Fine Gael Galway West & South Mayo Election Campaign in the House Hotel.

Fine Gael sets out its stall

Fine Gael’s three-strong ticket for Galway West/South Mayo formally lodged their papers this week – and promised to deliver for the west. And as Senator Hildegarde Naughton, John O'Mahony TD and Sean Kyne TD were...
Senator Lorraine Higgins pictured with Cllr Niall McNeilis, Derek Nolan TD and Pat Rabbitte TD, at the launch of her 2016 General Election campaign on Saturday last in the New Park Hotel, Athenry.

Senator’s launch hits high notes

Labour Party Senator Lorraine Higgins joined Caherlistrane singer Dolores Keane in an impromptu rendition of ‘Caledonia’ last Saturday night. The sing-song was the climax of the Athenry-based politician’s official general election launch in New Park...

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