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VOTER TURNOUT IN GALWAY AROUND AT 21 PERCENT

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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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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Appeal for information following Portumna crash

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 08-May-2013

Gardai are appealing for witnesses following a single vehicle crash at the Portumna bridge this morning.

The road from Nenagh to Loughrea reopened shortly after 11 this morning following the completion of a technical exam.

Four men were travelling in a van when they hit the Portumna bridge around 6:30 this morning.

Gardaí, ambulance and two units of Portumna fire services rushed to the scene, and one of the men was taken to Portiuncula hospital in Ballinasloe.

He is being treated for head injuries, which have been described by Gardaí as serious.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Portumna Garda station on 09-097-42060

 

 

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President Higgins among GMIT’s first ever honorary fellowships

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 10-May-2013

GMIT is to honour seven outstanding individuals including President Michael D Higgins with Honorary Fellowships at a special ceremony later this month.

It’s the first time in the 40 year history of the Institute the Governing Body of GMIT has decided to award honorary fellowships.

The GMIT Honorary Fellowships will be conferred at the g Hotel in the city this day two weeks Friday 24 May at 2.30pm in front of 200 invited guests.

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Galway commuters hold their breath as LRC intervenes in bus strike

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 13-May-2013

Galway commuters are holding their breath as there has been a potential breakthrough in the Bus Eireann dispute, as both sides have agreed to talks at the Labour Relations Commission.

The LRC intervened this afternoon, on day two of strike action that has seen 95 per cent of bus services disrupted across the country.

The LRC’s Director of Conciliation Services, Kevin Foley, says the National Bus and Rail Union and the company have agreed to meet for mediated talks at 8 this evening.

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