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John Keogh pulls out of Fianna Fail selection convention for Roscommon-Galway

john-keogh-sept-2017South Roscommon councillor John Keogh has pulled out of the Fianna Fáil selection convention in the Roscommon-Galway constituency. Next Friday in the Abbey Hotel in Roscommon town, more than 500 party members across the constituency will be asked to choose who they want to represent them in the next general election. There were four candidates […]

Fianna Fail to pick just one election candidate at Roscommon-Galway convention

fianna_fail_logo-600-1Fianna Fáil headquarters has issued a directive that only one candidate be selected at its Roscommon-Galway selection convention. Next Friday in the Abbey Hotel in Roscommon town, more than 500 party members across the constituency will be asked to choose who they want to represent them in the next general election. There are four candidates […]

Shane Curran rules himself out of running for Fianna Fail in next General Election

Shane CurranFormer Roscommon GAA footballer Shane Curran has ruled himself out of standing for Fianna Fáil in the next general election. He stood for the party in Roscommon-Galway in the 2016 election, but secured only 2,006 first-preference votes and finished in sixth place. Fianna Fáil is now accepting nominations for candidates to stand in the constituency, […]

LISTEN: Roscommon politicians clash over Castlerea health facility

Fine Gael Senator Maura Hopkins and Fianna Fáil TD Eugene Murphy both have fears for the future of a Castlerea mental-health facilityWith fears over the future of the Rosalie unit at Áras Naomh Chaolain in Castlerea, a psychiatric facility for elderly people, Fine Gael Senator Maura Hopkins and Fianna Fáil TD Eugene Murphy debated the issue on Tuesday’s Let’s Talk. Listen here for their debate on whether the centre is being closed by stealth.

Fianna Fáil begins Dáil selection process in Roscommon

voteThe race to win a Fianna Fáil nomination for the next general election in the Roscommon-Galway constituency is beginning on Friday morning. The party is opening the nominations process, with the closing date being Friday, January 12. To be nominated, candidates must receive the support of five Fianna Fáil party members or one registered cumann. […]

Bypass to present ‘huge challenge’ to Strokestown

There are concerns Strokestown Park House could be adversely affected by the N5 upgradeA well-known Strokestown businesswoman has expressed concern about the impact the new bypass will have the area. Caroilin Callery notes the effect similar road upgrades have had on other towns. Yesterday the government gave approval for a major upgrade of the N5 between Ballaghaderreen and Scramogue. The multimillion-euro project is to go to An Bord […]

O’Rourke mulling over Roscommon Dáil bid

aengus-o-rourke-2017Athlone Mayor Aengus O’Rourke says he has been encouraged to consider contesting the Roscommon-Galway Fianna Fáil convention. The Westmeath councillor lives in south Roscommon and says it’s natural that people might consider him as a possible candidate for the constituency. He hasn’t gone before conventions in Westmeath for the last election or the next. The […]

Fianna Fáil slammed over one-candidate strategy in Westmeath

Robert Troy will be Westmeath's only candidate for Fianna Fáil in the next electionAn Athlone Fianna Fáil councillor believes the party may have made a mistake by not selecting a third candidate to run for the party in the next general election. Robert Troy was last night confirmed as the party’s sole candidate for Westmeath in the next election, with Joe Flaherty having previously secured his place on […]

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