Classifieds Advertise Archive Subscriptions Family Announcements Photos Digital Editions/Apps
Connect with us

Galway East

Galway East: Cannon takes final seat

Published

on

Fine Gael’s Ciaran Cannon has filled the third and final seat in Galway East constituency following the distribution of Sean Canney’s surplus and there ends count.
Cannon was elected without reaching the quota and he joins independent Canney and Fianna Fail’s Anne Rabbitte in the new Dail.
The former Junior Minister eclipsed his FG colleague Paul Connaughton who has declared that he has now lost the bite for politics.
He said, however, if he develops a thirst for politics over the next couple of years he might consider contesting the local elections in 2019.
But he has confirmed that he was not be seeking a seat in the forthcoming Seanad Elections.
Meanwhile, Ciaran Cannon said after being elected that he would not mind his party entering into negotiations with Fianna Fail and he also added that he had the full confidence in party  leader Enda Kenny.
Galway East
SEVENTH COUNT
Distribution of Canney’s surplus
Cannon Ciaran FG +237 10157
Connaughton Paul FG +492 8853
Cannon elected without reaching the quota

City East

TALLIES: Fine Gael will struggle to hold seat in City East

Published

on

Fine Gael will struggle to hold its seat in Galway City East.

City Councillor John Walsh – a brother of former Fine Gael TD in Galway West, Brian Walsh – is on 5.7% with three-quarters of the boxes opened.
The tallies indicate that Mairéad Farrell of Sinn Féin is also under pressure on 6.75%.
Fianna Fáil is in with a strong shout of taking two seats with Cllr Michael John Crowe (10%) and running mate Alan Cheevers (16%) polling well.
Independents Terry O’Flaherty (14%) and Declan McDonnell (12%) are going well and will hold; but Noel Larkin (8%) is in a battle to retain his seat.
Continue Reading

City East

TALLIES: Cheevers looks set to take a seat in City East

Published

on

With just over half the boxes tallied for Galway City East, Fianna Fáil’s Alan Cheevers looks set to take a seat, polling at over 17 per cent of first preferences.

With Mervue, Ballybane and Tirellan polling stations still to be tallied, Cheevers has taken the lead, with Independent councillor Terry O’Flaherty slipping into second with 16 per cent.

Incumbent Fianna Fáil councillor Mike Crowe is on 10.5 per cent, with Independent councillor Declan McDonnell on 8 per cent.

The Green’s Claire Hillery looks to be benefitting from the party’s nationwide jump in the polls, collecting 6.5 per cent of first preferences.

Sitting Councillors Noel Larkin (Ind), Mairéad Farrell (SF) and John Walsh (FG) are polling at 7.5 per cent, 5.7 per cent and 6.7 per cent respectively.

Also still in contention is the Social Democrats’ Owen Hanley with 6.6 per cent of the vote.

City East Tallies with 50% of boxes open

Continue Reading

Galway East

Deal demands better focus on rural Ireland initiatives

Published

on

New Galway East TD Sean Canney with his wife Gearldine.

A concession on turf cutting, an examination of the decision to close rural Garda stations and post offices – as well as flood alleviation – are all on the shopping list for at least two of Galway’s independent TDs before any agreement to support a new Government.

Both Michael Fitzmaurice from Glinsk and Sean Canney from Tuam have been in discussions with the main parties since the general election with a view to securing their support.

They are part of the six-strong Independent Alliance which also includes Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran and Shane Ross – but top of their list concerns they have regarding rural Ireland.

It is understood that part of any deal would see some concession on the whole turf cutting controversy, while the issue of the closure of rural Garda Stations and rural post offices are also high on the agenda.

Deputy Canney said that so too was the recent flooding crisis and added that many farmers and individual householders were still suffering.

The Independent Alliance will hold further discussions with the parties and Deputy Canney emphasised that they were not demanding ministerial positions but just a better deal for rural Ireland.

They are demanding, however, that there will be a full Minister for Rural Affairs appointed once the new government is formed.

Deputy Canney added that it was being suggested that a TD in each constituency would report back to this department.

Continue Reading

Local Ads

Local Ads

Advertisement
Advertisement

Facebook

Advertisement

Trending