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VOTER TURNOUT IN GALWAY AROUND AT 21 PERCENT

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Date Published: 27-Oct-2011

The average voter turnout in Galway for the election so far today [27/10] is about 21 percent.

Polling stations opened at 7am and will remain open until 10 o’ clock tonight.

However a surge is expected in both the city and county in the coming hours as people head home from work.

In the city, polling stations are reporting that about a fifth of voters have cast their ballot for the next President and on the two referendums.

In Clifden and North Connemara, voter turnout is at 23 percent, while in Killalaghton and Aughrim in East Galway, the voter turnout is 20 and 21 percent respectively.

In Mountbellew the voter turnout is on trend with many parts of the county at 20 percent, while voter turnout in Tuam is 21 percent.

Clontuskert has one of the highest voter turnouts in East Galway with 27 percent.

Voting in Gort is around 15 percent while voting in Lurga and Kibeacanty is brisk this evening.

More than 250 staff will begin sorting and counting the votes at the count centres at Leisureland and New Inn tomorrow morning.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Galway ‘Park and Ride’ could become permanent

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Date Published: 07-May-2013

A park ‘n’ ride scheme from Carnmore into Galway city could become a permanent service if there is public demand.

That’s according to the Chief Executive of Galway Chamber of Commerce, Michael Coyle.

The pilot scheme will begin at 7.20 next Monday morning, May 13th.

Motorists will be able to park cars at the airport carpark in Carnmore and avail of a bus transfer to Forster Street in the city.

Buses will depart every 20 minutes at peak times and every 30 minutes at offpeak times throughout the day, at a cost of 2 euro per journey.

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Tuam awaits UK hay import as overnight rainfall adds to fodder crisis

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Date Published: 09-May-2013

Tuam is now awaiting a third import of hay from the UK as overnight rainfall has increased pressure on farmers struggling to source fodder.

A total of ten loads are expected at Connacht Gold stores throughout the West with a load expected at the Airglooney outlet this evening or tomorrow.

Farmers throughout the county have been struggling to cope with the animal feed shortage and a below than normal grass growth due to unseasonal weather conditions.

Overnight rainfall in the Galway area has also added to the problem making ground conditions in many areas are quite poor.

Joe Waldron, Agricultual Advisor with Connacht Gold says farmers in short supply can contact the Airglooney outlet on 093 – 24101.

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Transport Minister urges end to Bus Eireann strike action

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Date Published: 12-May-2013

The Transport Minister is urging drivers at Bus Éireann to engage in talks with management, in an effort to bring their strike action to an end.

There were no Bus Éireann services operating out of Galway today as a result of nationwide strike action by staff affiliated with the national bus and rail union.

Up to 20 Bus Éireann drivers are continuing to picket outside the bus depot at the docks in the city this evening.

Drivers from other unions have decided not to cross the picket line and go into work today – causing the disruption to be even worse.

Bus drivers are protesting against five million euro worth of cuts to their overtime and premium pay – cuts which Bus Eireann says are vital to ensure the future viability of the company.

The majority of services nationwide are disrupted, and the union say strike action will continue until management are willing to go back into negotiations.

However, it’s not expected to affect school services next week.

Galway bay fm news understands that around 70 percent, or over 100 Galway bus Eireann drivers are affiliated with the NBRU.

 

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