Date Published: 28-Oct-2011
Michael D Higgins is increasing his lead over rival candidate Sean Gallagher in Galway West where tallies show he stands at 61%.
Sean Gallagher continues to slip further in Galway West at just 14%.
He is followed by Sinn Fein’s Martin McGuiness at 10%.
Claregalway resident Dana is trailing in Galway West at 3%.
The majority of boxes opened for tallies so far are from the East side of the city.
In the Galway East count centre.
Michael D. has widened his lead by around 3 percent in the last hour.
He now has 43% of the vote ahead of his nearest rival Sean Gallagher who is on 30%.
With three hours of counting now complete in the race for the Aras, tallies suggest Michael D Higgins will finish the first count with a commanding lead over Seán Gallagher.
Tune into Galway Bay FM news for live coverage and analysis from the count centres on the hour every hour.
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.