TALLIES: Half of boxes open in City West

With half of the boxes in Galway City West tallied, the state of play in the six-seater is: Donal Lyons (Ind) 23% Pauline O’Reilly (Greens) 14.75% Niall McNelis (Lab) 11.89% John Connolly (FF) 9.86% Pearce Flannery (FG) 9.48% Peter Keane...
Deputy Catherine Connolly being interviewed at Leinster House.

Left and right find middle ground

There is a tired old cliché about people singing from ‘the same hymn sheet’ – but despite their diverse political backgrounds, it could certainly be applied in the case of Galway city’s two new...
Deputy Noel Grealish looking pensive at the start of the new Dail.

Fianna Fail attempts to woo Grealish again

Pressure is mounting on Galway West TD Noel Grealish to join Fianna Fail as the party attempts to be part of the next government. The Fianna Fail organisation in the constituency are now convinced that...

Independents have their day

Any one of four independent Galway TDs could have an influential part in the formation of the next government – and this could result in a huge boost for the county. The Galway independents are...
Sinn Fein Galway West candidate Trevor O Clochartaigh with party member Stephanie Flaherty Klapp at the Galway West count in the Bailey Allen Hall at NUI Galway.

Transfers highlight PR vagaries

The fourth most popular candidate in Galway West, based on first preference votes cast, did not get elected, but the seventh most popular candidate did, highlighting the importance of transfers under proportional representation single...
Eamon O Cuiv

West is the best for poll-topper Ó Cuív

Éamon Ó Cuív, the king of Connemara, pulled more votes the further west of Galway city the ballot boxes were stationed. The poll-topper was by far the most popular politician west of Galway city, apart...


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