TALLIES: FF and FG look to take first four seats in Loughrea

The vast majority of boxes have been opened in the Loughrea electoral area and it looks as if two seats will go to both Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael with the destination of the...

First Count Loughrea LEA: Maher and McClearn elected

By Declan Tierney The first count in the Loughrea electoral area has been completed and it has resulted in the Fine Gael pair of Michael ‘Moegie’ Maher and Jimmy McClearn being elected having both exceeded...

Rural decline big issue on the doorsteps

The neglect and decline of rural Ireland was the one issue that kept coming up at the doorsteps over the past nine weeks – and indeed the past three-and-a-half years for Portumna councillor, Ivan...

Second Count Loughrea LEA: Curley is third man home

The second count in the Loughrea area has been completed and has resulted in Fianna Fail’s Shane Curley being elected which means three of the five seats have been filled. Earlier the Fine Gael pair...

Sixth count Athenry-Oranmore: Cronnelly closes in on seat

The sixth count in the Athenry-Oranmore area has been completed - and as expected the elimination of Sinn Fein’s Louis O’Hara saw a healthy transfer to former Sinn Fein councillor and now Independent Gabe...

Third Count Loughrea LEA: Canning highlights rural ‘disconnect

The neglect and decline of rural Ireland was the one issue that kept coming up at the doorsteps over the past nine weeks – and indeed the past three-and-a-half years for Portumna councillor, Ivan...

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