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Fine Gael MEP Maria Walsh has broken party ranks in the European Parliament in a vote over energy projects. The motion aimed to block a list of priority projects including the controversial Shannon LNG gas terminal. Critics say it goes against climate ambitions and will see fracked gas imported from…

Fine Gael is basking in its success in taking two of the four European Parliament seats in the Midlands North West Constituency. Mairead McGuinness was the first to be elected, followed by former Rose of Tralee Maria Walsh. Luke Ming Flanagan and Matt Carthy were also elected. Senator Frank Feighan,…

Fine Gael look set to take two seats in the Midlands-Northwest constituency.   Today’s count will go into its third day in Castlebar.   Independent Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan and Sinn Féin’s Matt Carthy are on course to retain their seats.   Former Rose of Tralee Maria Walsh is in pole…