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# Fergal Quinn

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'Rural pubs were hesitant to chase the hen and stag market. Now we need it'
This bar and restaurant owner wanted a new business to kickstart stagnant trade in Sligo.
# Politics baby!
Why this man is going to be motivating politicians today
Eamon Dunphy will be addressing a meeting of the Independent Alliance in Athlone today.
# The rent is too damn high
Umbrella group targets upward only rent reviews
Government urged to honour its commitment to tacking the issue.
# you're invited
RSVP: Senators want to invite Pope Francis to Ireland
A visit from Pope Francis to Ireland would begin the healing process, says Senator David Norris who tabled the motion.
# Seanad
Government loses Seanad vote on upward only rent reviews
The Government lost the vote on Senator Fergal Quinn’s Private Member’s Bill by 27-23.
Column: Seanad reform suggestions are practical but limit real bicameral change
While there are practical arguments for a bill that requires no constitutional change, it limits any reform across the whole legislative body, writes Eoin O’Malley.
# Race for the Áras
As Dana and Norris’s presidential hopes fade, who’s supporting who?
David Norris would appear to have the best chance of being on the ballot paper but he faces an uphill task. We crunch the numbers to find out who independent TDs and Senators are supporting.