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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Retail industry trade body welcomes B&Q announcement
Date Published: 07-May-2013
Retail Excellence Ireland, the country’s largest retail industry trade body, has welcomed the news that 60 jobs have been saved at the city branch of B&Q.
It’s after the home improvements store successfully exited examinership.
Under the scheme, 2.4 million euro is to be invested by parent company Kingfisher plc, and B and Q will continue to trade at eight stores
This means 640 jobs have been saved nationwide, including 60 at the outlet in Knocknacarra.
However, David Fitzsimons of Retail Excellence Ireland says landlords need to be willing to help out smaller retailers too.
Foundation reports nine Galway heart deaths each week
Date Published: 09-May-2013
Nine people die in Galway every week from heart disease and stroke.
That’s according to the Irish Heart Foundation, which is launching its Happy Hearts Appeal today. (9/5)
An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, launched the appeal today to help raise funds for the charity, which has seen increasing demand on its patient services.
The Foundation says it needs to raise at least half a million euro to maintain existing information services.
Call to tackle delays at Oranmore rail crossing
Date Published: 13-May-2013
Concerns have been raised over traffic delays at the railway crossing in Oranmore.
Councillor Jim Cuddy says he has received many representations from local motorists who have been experiencing extended delays.
He says the closed barrier can sometimes cause a traffic tailback as far as the roundabout near the Maldron hotel.
Cllr Cuddy has brought the matter to the attention of Iarnrod Eireann and has asked for an explanation as to why the crossing is closed for so long.