Colm Keavney TD after he was eliminated in New Inn. photo: Gerry Stronge.

Keaveney gracious in defeat

THE rumour mill had been running at full steam in the run-up to the election with talk of the intense rivalry between Anne Rabbitte and her running mate Colm Keaveney – but as the...
Cllr Anne Rabbitte arrives at the count in New Inn and is greeted by her supporters and gets a huge from supporter Pakie Mullins, Woodlawn.

A meteoric rise brings Dail success

ANNE Rabbitte felt it her bones about a month ago that this was going to be a successful election campaign. Instead of having to try and recruit canvassers, she was getting calls from volunteers...
Ciaron Cannon after he was elected in Galway East tonight. Photo: Gerry Stronge

Cannon throws his hat into Ministerial ring

Fine Gael’s newly returned Galway East TD wouldn’t be averse to a Ministerial role – if his party holds onto the reins to form the next Government. Ciaran Cannon said that, having held a junior...
Sean Canney who topped the poll in Easy Galway after he was elected in Galway east. Photo: Gerry Stronge

Newcomer a Canney man

Earlier this week, newly elected TD Sean Canney was in Athenry with a view to providing the town with access to the gas network. He has started as he means to go on. He is...
Cllr Donal Burke FF at the Galawy East count in New Inn.

Final outcome was rarely in doubt once first boxes told their tale

It was more like ‘The Short Day of the Kid Gloves’ than ‘The Night of Long Knives’ as the Galway East count in New Inn nodded off to its inevitable conclusion shortly before 8pm. Once...

Canney ‘ready to enter a government’

As the dust has settled on the Galway East count, it has emerged that new TD Sean Canney from Belclare has no difficulty in entering negotiations with a party that is willing to form...


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