Green and red pact to run Galway for next five years

Thu, Jun 13, 2024

All signs point to a Fianna Fáil-Labour-Sinn Féin coalition with support from Independent councillors to run the Galway City Council for the next five years.

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Climate gains were worth the electoral risk, says disappointed Murphy

Thu, Jun 13, 2024

I am disappointed to have lost my seat on Galway City Council. The seat was won by Pauline O’Reilly five years ago, and I was co-opted after her election to the Seanad.

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City of Tribes diversifies its representation

Thu, Jun 13, 2024

Fianna Fáil’s Josie Forde, a first-time candidate and the party’s only female runner in Galway, is one of six new councillors who survived the field of 52 runners on a day when her party lost its position as the largest on the local authority, going down from five to four seats. Her 665 first preferences got her in on the 14th count.

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Councillors count their blessings in city count centre

Thu, Jun 13, 2024

Count centres are like catnip for political reporters: we just can’t resist visiting them. And politicians – usually button-lipped around pol corrs – tend to want to chat about everything under the sun when ballots are being sorted, as the uniquely democratic adrenalin of fear and anticipation courses through their party-political veins.

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McNelis calls for City Council be redesignated as ‘large’

Thu, Jun 06, 2024

Niall Mc Nelis has repeated his calls for Galway City to be reclassified as a large local authority because the current designation is “strangling the budget of City and does not help with the provision of services.”

Local authorities are classified in a recent report by National Oversight and Audit Commission (NOAC) on Internal Audit as ‘Large, Medium & Small’.

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Heritage group denies endorsement of right-wing party candidate

Thu, Jun 06, 2024

Galway Civic Trust has denied it is endorsing a right-wing election candidate on its website ahead of the local elections tomorrow.

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Election hopefuls suffer verbal and online racism ahead of next week’s poll

Thu, May 30, 2024

Four first-time candidates in the Galway city council elections have experienced various forms of racist abuse while campaigning ahead of the June 7 poll.

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Thousands more register for June elections

Thu, May 30, 2024

An astonishing 5,435 extra voters have been included on the 2024 electoral register, with the current headcount standing at over 54,000 electors to choose 18 city councillors next Friday, June 7. This is an 11 per cent increase on the almost 49,000 people registered to vote five years ago.

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Clowns to the right, voters to the left

Thu, May 23, 2024

Half of the 27 candidates who have declared for the Midlands-North-West European Parliament constituency set out their stalls at two similar events this week with very different outcomes.

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52 candidates confirmed for 2024 city election

Thu, May 23, 2024

Polling Day: 18 seats to be filled
Voting will be open from 7am to 10pm in 14 polling stations across the west, central and east wards of the local authority area.

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Forde calls for improved safety measures for Dublin Road bus stops

Thu, May 09, 2024

Local Election Candidate for Galway City East, Shane Forde, has called on Galway City Council and its Active Travel Department to take immediate action on the two Bus Stops opposite the ATU on the Dublin Road.

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Making properties affordable could set back Merlin Park housing development by years, says McDonnell

Thu, May 09, 2024

City Councillor Declan McDonnell has warned against changing plans for a 103-home City Council development in Merlin Park to make all of the properties ‘affordable’ — saying that it could set back the building of the badly needed homes by years.

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Sinn Féin sets out ‘commonsense climate measures’ for City Council

Thu, May 09, 2024

Local election candidate, Mark Lohan, has set out a number of common sense measures he and his fellow Sinn Féin representatives would deliver if elected to Galway City Council on 7 June.

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Countdown to the ballots - 2024 Countdown to voting - 2024

Thu, May 09, 2024

Galway’s People Before Profit candidates are calling for Galway City Council to be more proactive in addressing the housing crisis in the city.

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McDonagh criticises Council over vacant property inaction

Thu, May 02, 2024

John McDonagh, Labour local election candidate for Galway City Central Ward, has criticised the City Council for its lack of action in tackling the issue of unoccupied City Council housing properties in the city and its failure in making these properties available in a timely manner during a continuing housing crisis.

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Ridge to donate election poster money to charity

Thu, May 02, 2024

Shauna Ridge of the Independent Ireland Party has decided to not hang election posters for her campaign. Instead, she has chosen to donate the money that would have been used to charity.

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City needs a fresh voice, says entrepreneur Jarlath Feeney as he announces election run

Thu, Apr 18, 2024

Jarlath Feeney, long-standing Galway resident and entrepreneur, has declared his candidacy for the upcoming city council elections, with a progressive platform focused on the values of inclusivity, sustainability, and community well-being.

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Michael Tully – delivering for Galway City

Thu, Apr 18, 2024

Michael Tully, has lived in the Ballybane/Merlin Park area for the past 16 years, working locally in Mervue.

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Airbnb is a major factor in Galway’s housing crisis, says PBP candidate

Thu, Apr 18, 2024

Airbnb plays a major role in Galway’s housing crisis, according to People Before Profit city council candidate Adrian Curran.

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Cillian Keane - youngest candidate in local elections in Athenry-Oranmore electoral area

Thu, Apr 11, 2024

Oranmore’s Cillian Keane (23) is the youngest candidate running in the Athenry-Oranmore LEA, in the upcoming local elections.

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