Galway Bay fm newsroom – Independent TD Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan is on track to win a seat in the European elections.
A Millward Brown survey for the Irish Independent polled 1,500 voters across the three European constituencies this week.
According to the figures, Fianna Fáil is in danger of failing to win a seat in the Midlands North West constituency, as its candidates Pat ‘The Cope’ Gallagher and Thomas Byrne are dividing the party vote.
Sinn Féin’s Matt Carthy is in the lead for a seat in the Midlands North West on 19pc, followed by Deputy Flanagan on 15pc.
Fine Gael’s Mairead McGuinness’s 13pc puts her well ahead of her running mate, MEP Jim Higgins, whose support has dropped to 6pc, according to the survey.
Independent MEP Marian Harkin remains on 12pc and remains the most popular candidate for second preference votes.
The 4-seat Midlands North West constituency was created as result of boundary changes made last year, and includes 15 counties, including County Galway.
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City to host public consultation on new hydrogen hub at Galway Harbour
Galway Bay fm newsroom – A public consultation meeting will take place in the city next week on a planned major hydrogen hub at Galway Harbour. (14/12)
The major zero-emissions transport facility will research, produce and use renewable hydrogen gas.
The fuel will initially be distributed for use by buses and trucks, and then extended to maritme and aviation.
The public consultation will provide an overview of the project and the proposed route options for electric cables.
It takes place the Harbour Hotel on Wednesday December 14th, from 3 to 8pm.
Obsolete public phone boxes removed across city
Galway Bay fm newsroom – It’s the end of an era – as the last of the obsolete public phone boxes across the city are being removed.
Crews have been removing boxes at Eyre Square, Bridge Street and in Galway’s West End in recent days.
They’ve been described as eye-sores – while Councillor Niall McNelis says they were effectively being used as public toilets.
In recent years, some of the boxes have been replaced with modern open-air kiosks, which combine a pay-phone with a digital screen offering public information.
Councillor McNelis has been speaking to David Nevin.
Tanaiste Leo Varadkar to visit Galway tomorrow
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Leo Varadkar is to visit Galway tomorrow for a series of engagements across the county.
The Tanaiste will be visiting Connemara, Galway City, and Athenry.
Leo Varadkar will be hitting the road early, with his first stop at Kylemore Abbey in Connemara shortly after 9am.
He’ll then travel to University of Galway, where he’ll be attending the launch of Construct Innovate at mid-day.
Construct Innovate is Ireland’s National Construction Technology Centre – and aims to make Ireland a global leader in research and innovation in the sector.
To round off his trip to Galway, The Tanaiste will pay a late afternoon visit to the Bia Innovator Campus in Athenry at 4.45pm.