Date Published: 28-Oct-2011
In Galway West, Michael D.Higgins is storming ahead of the pack with a 43% lead on his nearest rival Sean Gallagher.
This lunchtime the tallies show-
Michael D. Higgins 60%, Sean Gallagher 16%, Martin McGuinness 10%, Gay Mitchell 5%, David Norris 3.8%, Dana Rosemary Scallon 3.4%, Mary Davis 1.6%.
In the Galway East count centre, Higgins is polling four to one in Tuam against Gallagher.
Tallies there are
Michael D. Higgins 47%, Sean Gallagher 27%, Martin McGuinness 11%, Gay Mitchell 5%, David Norris 3.8%, Dana Rosemary Scallon 3%
Labour’s Michael D Higgins is on course to be the ninth President of Ireland according to tallies so far.
Wiith a third of Cork City boxes tallied, Michael D Higgins is on around 44% of the vote, and in Limerick City Michael D Higgins may have secured half of all votes.
There are exceptions – in his native Cavan, Seán Gallagher has about half the votes, compared to just 20% for Michael D Higgins.
But in Seán Gallagher’s now home county of Louth, it appears Michael D Higgins will outpoll him with about 35% of teh vote.
Martin McGuinness looks set to top the poll in Donegal North East, which is beside his native Derry.
First Count results from around the country are expected throughout the afternoon, with a full national first count declaration from here later this evening, around teatime.
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Appeal for information following Portumna crash
Date Published: 08-May-2013
Gardai are appealing for witnesses following a single vehicle crash at the Portumna bridge this morning.
The road from Nenagh to Loughrea reopened shortly after 11 this morning following the completion of a technical exam.
Four men were travelling in a van when they hit the Portumna bridge around 6:30 this morning.
Gardaí, ambulance and two units of Portumna fire services rushed to the scene, and one of the men was taken to Portiuncula hospital in Ballinasloe.
He is being treated for head injuries, which have been described by Gardaí as serious.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Portumna Garda station on 09-097-42060
President Higgins among GMIT’s first ever honorary fellowships
Date Published: 10-May-2013
GMIT is to honour seven outstanding individuals including President Michael D Higgins with Honorary Fellowships at a special ceremony later this month.
It’s the first time in the 40 year history of the Institute the Governing Body of GMIT has decided to award honorary fellowships.
The GMIT Honorary Fellowships will be conferred at the g Hotel in the city this day two weeks Friday 24 May at 2.30pm in front of 200 invited guests.
Galway commuters hold their breath as LRC intervenes in bus strike
Date Published: 13-May-2013
Galway commuters are holding their breath as there has been a potential breakthrough in the Bus Eireann dispute, as both sides have agreed to talks at the Labour Relations Commission.
The LRC intervened this afternoon, on day two of strike action that has seen 95 per cent of bus services disrupted across the country.
The LRC’s Director of Conciliation Services, Kevin Foley, says the National Bus and Rail Union and the company have agreed to meet for mediated talks at 8 this evening.