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...
Cllr Anne Rabbitte is joined on the canvas in Loughrea by outgoing Deputy Micheal Kitt, as well as Eamonn Gilligan and Cllr Martina Kinnane.

Battle lines drawn for Fianna Fáil’s faithful

The Soldiers of Destiny have gone to war – with each other – as the two general election candidates in Galway East vie for the hearts and minds of the Fianna Fáil faithful. Both Fianna...
A section of the large crowd of supporters that turned out for Cllr.Michael Fahys' Launch Campaign in O'Grady's Bar and Restaurant, The Square, Gort. Photo: David O’Reilly.

Stroke politics to make a comeback!

The Stroke is making a comeback in Michael Fahy’s bid to win a Dáil seat! The Galway County Councillor had asked that his nickname ‘Stroke’ no longer be associated with his name. But in possibly...

Making sense of the election

The Connacht Tribune is providing voters in Galway with an online tool designed to help them make an informed decision for the upcoming General Election. We have teamed up with politics lecturer Dr Rory Costello...
Frank Gannon, Clonberne, waits to see how Micheál Martin leader of Fianna Fáil pulls a pint, on the campaign trail in Tuam with local candidate for Galway East Colm Keaveny TD.

Martin gets competitive on whole range of fronts

On Sunday, St Valentine’s Day, at Pearse Stadium, the Galway senior hurlers sent Cork packing, with a convincing six-point win in the National League. “I think come summertime we’ll be very competitive in championship,” said...
Taoiseich Enda Kenny with Shane Higgins during his visit to Tuam.

Enda Kenny canvass just child’s play

The last time that Enda Kenny set foot in Tuam, he was jeered and heckled by around 100 water charges protesters, but when he returned to the town as part of the election campaign...


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