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MICHAEL D.HIGGINS ON COURSE TO WIN PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION

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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%

 

Nationally:

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.

STAY TUNED TO GALWAY BAY FM NEWS FOR LIVE COVERAGE AND ANALYSIS.

 

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Galway ‘Park and Ride’ could become permanent

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Date Published: 07-May-2013

A park ‘n’ ride scheme from Carnmore into Galway city could become a permanent service if there is public demand.

That’s according to the Chief Executive of Galway Chamber of Commerce, Michael Coyle.

The pilot scheme will begin at 7.20 next Monday morning, May 13th.

Motorists will be able to park cars at the airport carpark in Carnmore and avail of a bus transfer to Forster Street in the city.

Buses will depart every 20 minutes at peak times and every 30 minutes at offpeak times throughout the day, at a cost of 2 euro per journey.

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Tuam awaits UK hay import as overnight rainfall adds to fodder crisis

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Date Published: 09-May-2013

Tuam is now awaiting a third import of hay from the UK as overnight rainfall has increased pressure on farmers struggling to source fodder.

A total of ten loads are expected at Connacht Gold stores throughout the West with a load expected at the Airglooney outlet this evening or tomorrow.

Farmers throughout the county have been struggling to cope with the animal feed shortage and a below than normal grass growth due to unseasonal weather conditions.

Overnight rainfall in the Galway area has also added to the problem making ground conditions in many areas are quite poor.

Joe Waldron, Agricultual Advisor with Connacht Gold says farmers in short supply can contact the Airglooney outlet on 093 – 24101.

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Transport Minister urges end to Bus Eireann strike action

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Date Published: 12-May-2013

The Transport Minister is urging drivers at Bus Éireann to engage in talks with management, in an effort to bring their strike action to an end.

There were no Bus Éireann services operating out of Galway today as a result of nationwide strike action by staff affiliated with the national bus and rail union.

Up to 20 Bus Éireann drivers are continuing to picket outside the bus depot at the docks in the city this evening.

Drivers from other unions have decided not to cross the picket line and go into work today – causing the disruption to be even worse.

Bus drivers are protesting against five million euro worth of cuts to their overtime and premium pay – cuts which Bus Eireann says are vital to ensure the future viability of the company.

The majority of services nationwide are disrupted, and the union say strike action will continue until management are willing to go back into negotiations.

However, it’s not expected to affect school services next week.

Galway bay fm news understands that around 70 percent, or over 100 Galway bus Eireann drivers are affiliated with the NBRU.

 

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