TALLIES: O’Flaherty on course to top poll in City East

Terry O’Flaherty (Ind) is on course to retain her City Council seat - and top the poll in City East. With 33% of the boxes tallied, Cllr O’Flaherty is polling strongly, particularly in Renmore. Michael John...
New Galway East TD Sean Canney with his wife Gearldine.

Deal demands better focus on rural Ireland initiatives

A concession on turf cutting, an examination of the decision to close rural Garda stations and post offices – as well as flood alleviation – are all on the shopping list for at least...
Deputy Catherine Connolly being interviewed at Leinster House.

Left and right find middle ground

There is a tired old cliché about people singing from ‘the same hymn sheet’ – but despite their diverse political backgrounds, it could certainly be applied in the case of Galway city’s two new...
The Murphy family at Leinster House. From left: Nadine Murphy, Eugene Murphy TD, Linda Murphy, Rian Muphy and Eugene's mother Margaret (80). Photos: Gerry Stronge.

Focus very much on family during first day in the Dail

Five years ago a North Galway woman made national headlines when she drove across the concrete plinth in front of Leinster House on her first day as a TD. Mary Mitchell O’Connor – originally from...
Deputy Noel Grealish looking pensive at the start of the new Dail.

Fianna Fail attempts to woo Grealish again

Pressure is mounting on Galway West TD Noel Grealish to join Fianna Fail as the party attempts to be part of the next government. The Fianna Fail organisation in the constituency are now convinced that...

Independents have their day

Any one of four independent Galway TDs could have an influential part in the formation of the next government – and this could result in a huge boost for the county. The Galway independents are...


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