Galway Bay fm newsroom – Fianna Fail Headquarters has put Galway city councillor Ollie Crowe in his place over his efforts to field Eamon O Cuiv in the presidential race.
It states in no uncertain terms that the parliamentary party has made its decision on who it is backing for the presidential race.
It comes as Councillor Ollie Crowe has sent a letter to his party colleagues in local authorities across the country seeking their support for Galway West Deputy Eamon Ó Cuív in the presidential race.
In addition it’s understood a group of Fianna Fail Galway county councillors are planning to write to the party leader to ask him to reconsider the decision not to put forward a candidate.
In a statement to FYI Galway this evening, Fianna Fail headquarters said it has been agreed unanimously that the Parliamentary Party would not nominate a candidate and would support the candidacy of President Michael D Higgins.
In a rebuke of Cllr Ollie Crowe’s actions it adds that the only body with the authority and ability to nominate a Fianna Fáil candidate for the presidential election is the Parliamentary Party, and that body has made its decision with regard to this matter.
Galway Bay fm has made several attempts to contact Deputy O Cuiv over the last two days but he has not responded to calls or messages.
Meanwhile, Fianna Fail TD Timmy Dooley says if Galway West TD Eamon O’Cuiv decides to run for President, he’ll have to do it as an Independent candidate.
Also today, prominent Fianna Fail senator Mark Daly said he believes the party should have run a candidate for the Presidential Election.
He said he had declared an interest himself in running and would have put himself forward if his party had decided to run a candidate.
In relation to Councillor Ollie Crowe’s belief that the party should run a candidate, Mr Daly said he did not think this was a solo run on Cllr. Crowe’s part.
HSE Notified of 1,335 confirmed cases of Covid-19.
Galway Bay FM Newsroom – The HSE has today been notified of 1,335 confirmed cases of Covid-19.
This is an increase of 172 on yesterday’s figure.
The five-day moving average of cases stands at 1,305.
282 COVID-19 patients are in hospital this morning with the virus – a decrease of 15 in the last 24 hours.
65 Covid patients are in ICU.
The decrease in figures is also shown in figures for Galway University Hospital.
As of 8pm yesterday evening, there are 11 receiving treatment with 4 in ICU, the same as 24 hours previously.
In Portiuncula Hospital in Ballinasloe, there are 2 receiving treatment, an increase of 1 on the day previously.
There is also 1 in ICU, also an increase of 1 on 8pm on Thursday.
The Minister for Health has announced the removal of all States from the Mandatory Hotel Quarantine list.
Six South American countries were the last nations left on the list.
Over 10,000 people entered Mandatory Hotel Quarantine – which was introduced in March.
Travellers into Ireland must still abide by the relevant travel regulations including the need for a PCR test if they’re not vaccinated.
Ballinasloe Fair Co-ordinating group officially cancel this year’s events.
Galway Bay FM Newsroom – The Ballinasloe Fair co-ordinating group have made the decision in the interest of public health and safety to officially cancel this year’s events.
The overall co-ordinating group plan to meet at the end of the year to make plans for 2022 and to celebrate this year’s anniversary.
In a statement released this afternoon, The coordinating committee said they would like to thank the local community, sponsors and all the associations involved for their ongoing commitment and support.
They added that they looked forward to welcoming all participants and visitors to Ballinasloe Fair and festival in 2022 for the 300th anniversary.
The statement concludes by saying that no parking is permitted in the Fair Green area or its environs.
Irish Independent reveals five Galway TD’s have assets over 1 million euro
Galway Bay FM Newsroom – The Irish Independent has revealed that Five Galway TD’s have assets worth over 1 Million Euro.
The Rich List, published in today’s paper, has found there’s 68 TDs with assets to the value of a million or more.
The five are, In Galway West Eamon O’Cuiv and Noel Grealish, In Galway East Sean Canney and Ciaran Cannon and in Roscommon/Galway Denis Naughten.
The newspaper’s Political Rich List, is based on a detailed examination of the value of their properties, land, businesses, shareholdings and pensions.
Independent TD Michael Lowry tops the list, with assets estimated to be worth over 7 million euro.
The project also revealed that one-quarter of the 160 TDs in the Dáil are landowners or property investors, with some renting up to four properties.