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Results start to file in from across the country in Presidential election

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Results are filing in from across the country in the Presidential election.
The figures show a clear win for Michael D Higgins and a strong performance for Peter Casey.

Most count centres around the country have filed their results and there’s a clear pattern
Michael D Higgins has comfortably won this election with Peter Casey putting in a strong performance.
The incumbent has won all the constituencies announced so far and may win the entire country.
Peter Casey came within 6 points of Mr Higgins in Donegal – he so far has about 26 per cent of the vote
Michael D Higgins is still on course to be elected on the first count.
A number of the candidates have now arrived at Dublin Castle.
Seán Gallagher saying he doesn’t regret running again despite his poor showing this time around, and that today is not a day for postmortems
While Gavin Duffy says Michael D Higgins deserves the win and wouldn’t rule out a run at office again.
It’s still unclear when a final result will be declared.

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Portiuncula Hospital appoints Bereavement Support Midwife

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Portiuncula Hospital in Ballinasloe has appointed Leanne Norton as a Beravement Support Midwife for the hospital.

Ms Norton has previously dealt with bereavement through midwifery experience gained in The Rotunda Hospital in Dublin and Midland Regional Hospital in Mullingar.

The role will see her care for, and support, women, and families dealing with loss of pregnancy, stillbirth or neonatal death.

Leanne said she feels privileged to take on the role, and to provide compassionate, individualised, and culturally sensitive support to patients and their families.

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Works on Athenry sewer network worth €13m to begin in March

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Works to provide an upgrade to the sewer network in Athenry are to begin in March.

The €13m scheme will reduce the risk of sewer flooding and address the discharge of non-compliant sewer overflows in the River Clarin.

The project is to be carried out by Coffey Construction and is expected to be completed by the end of 2024.

Eunan Canavan, Wastewater Regional Delivery Lead, explains how this could lead to population growth in the town,

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Teddy Bear Hospital at University of Galway wraps up after busy two days

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – The Teddy Bear Hospital wrapped up today at the University of Galway after a busy two days.

Children from schools across Galway, from the city to Tuam, Mountbellew and beyond, brought their teddies to the hospital.

The university’s Sláinte Society set up pharmacy, X-ray and surgery stations at the Bailey Allen Hall on campus.

The aim of the event is to familiarise children with a hospital environment to reduce their fear of it.

Pupils explained to our reporters Sarah Slevin and Rachel Timoney why their teddies were attending the hospital today:

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