Galway West

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Up for the count: Micheál Martin celebrates his re-election in Cork. Photograph:  Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Micheál Martin has never been in a stronger position as Fianna Fáil leader. His position is analogous to that of Claudio Ranieri, the manager of ungl(...)

Éamon Ó Cuív (centre) said said Fianna Fáil’s first port of call would be people with whom they had ‘no philosophical differences,’ with.

Fianna Fáil’s former deputy leader Éamon Ó Cuív has said that his party cannot back away from pre-election pledges not to ally with Fine Gael in the l(...)

Sinn Féin will make gains but they may also lose out where they were expected to win.   Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Elections should be looked at through the prism of Star Wars series. You always know that no matter how dramatic one episode ends, there’s another one(...)

St Patrick’s Boys’ National School in Galway city ran their own unofficial plebiscite, hosted by sixth class. Image: Google Streetview

Shock result – a Fine Gael senator tops the poll and Labour hangs on to its seat in Galway West. And Fianna Fáil’s Éamon Ó Cuív loses out to a rival(...)

During the first RTÉ debate of the campaign, 69,000 tweets were sent, turning #LeadersDebate into the number two trending topic on Twitter worldwide. Photograph: Alan Place/FusionShooters

It’s hard not to romanticise election campaigns of old. They seemed tactile beyond measure, with candidates knocking on endless doors and pressing unt(...)

Niall Ó Tuathail, Social Democrat candidate for Galway West, canvassing in Shop Street in Galway city. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

“Since when did your party send out 15-year-old candidates?” Social Democrat candidate for Galway West Niall Ó Tuathail laughs as he recalls the reac(...)

Outgoing Fine Gael TDs Seán Kyne and John O’Mahony are set to come in behind Fianna Fáil’s Éamon Ó Cuív for the second and third seats in Galway West

Fine Gael and Sinn Féin look set to be the main beneficiaries in Galway West with John O’Mahony poised to make a successful transfer from his former c(...)

Galway West TD Éamon Ó Cuív said supporting a Fine Gael government would be a “rubbish idea” for Fianna Fáil. “We will not support Fine Gael. End of story. No matter how much the media try to push it,” he said. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

A senior Fianna Fáil TD has said it would be a “rubbish idea” for the party to support a minority Fine Gael government if no majority administration e(...)

Universal Social Charge  was introduced in 2010 by the then Fianna Fáil-led government. Photograph: Getty Images

The proposed abolition of the universal social charge (USC) by three of the big parties has provoked a row on whether or not it will narrow the tax ba(...)

Tánaiste and Labour Party leader Joan Burton with Galway West candidate Derek Nolan TD. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

The buzz of current affairs Joan Burton was up with the lark yesterday morning to make an appearance on TV3’s ‘Ireland AM’. Her fairly gentle turn(...)

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