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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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Galway Archaeological & Historical Society recommencing online lecture series tomorrow evening

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Galway Bay FM Newsroom – The Galway Archaeological & Historical Society shall be recommencing its online lecture series for the 2021/2022 Season tomorrow evening at 8pm.

This month’s lecture, held in conjunction with the Moore Institute (NUI,Galway), shall be presented by Mr. Brendan McGowan of the Galway Museum on the subject of ‘Pádraic Ó Conaire and the Irish Revolution of 1916 to 1921’.

This online lecture is free to all.

More information on Registration and Access to this lecture can be found at their website: https://gahs.ie

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LISTEN: Galway Deputy warns of a crisis developing in the Home Care sector

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Galway Bay FM Newsroom: A major crisis is developing in the Home Care sector due to the lack of Home Care workers.

This is a warning from Galway East independent TD Sean Canney who said that the Government needs to tackle this issue as a matter of urgency by paying reasonable rates of pay to home help workers and to ensure that the terms and conditions are attractive for workers.

Deputy Canney said that home care hours are being allocated to people in need of such help but the hours are not being delivered due to the fact that there is a severe shortage of home care workers.

Speaking this morning, Deputy Canney started by saying that he felt that the rates of pay that home care workers are getting are not attractive enough for the work that they do:

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Oranmore site could miss out on securing a new multi-billion euro Intel microchip manufacturing plant.

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Galway Bay FM Newsroom – The site in Oranmore that was chosen as a possible location for a multi-billion euro Intel manufacturing plant, could miss out on being selected.

The former firing range had been placed on a narrowed list, with Germany and Poland, as possible locations for the facility, which could bring 10,000 jobs.

However, the Business Post reports that the site’s chances of securing the plant are said to be in doubt due to current strains on the country’s energy infrastructure and water services.

The paper highlights a growing mismatch between electricity demand and power generation, driven by a surge in data centres connected to the grid and wider electrification of the economy.

Intel’s chief executive last week confirmed an Irish site had been shortlisted as one of 10 possible locations for the new microchip mega-factory.

A decision on its final location’s expected to be made before the end of this year.

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