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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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Retail industry trade body welcomes B&Q announcement

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Date Published: 07-May-2013

Retail Excellence Ireland, the country’s largest retail industry trade body, has welcomed the news that 60 jobs have been saved at the city branch of B&Q.

It’s after the home improvements store successfully exited examinership.

Under the scheme, 2.4 million euro is to be invested by parent company Kingfisher plc, and B and Q will continue to trade at eight stores

This means 640 jobs have been saved nationwide, including 60 at the outlet in Knocknacarra.

However, David Fitzsimons of Retail Excellence Ireland says landlords need to be willing to help out smaller retailers too.

 

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Foundation reports nine Galway heart deaths each week

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Date Published: 09-May-2013

Nine people die in Galway every week from heart disease and stroke.

That’s according to the Irish Heart Foundation, which is launching its Happy Hearts Appeal today. (9/5)

An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, launched the appeal today to help raise funds for the charity, which has seen increasing demand on its patient services.

The Foundation says it needs to raise at least half a million euro to maintain existing information services.

 

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Call to tackle delays at Oranmore rail crossing

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Date Published: 13-May-2013

Concerns have been raised over traffic delays at the railway crossing in Oranmore.

Councillor Jim Cuddy says he has received many representations from local motorists who have been experiencing extended delays.

He says the closed barrier can sometimes cause a traffic tailback as far as the roundabout near the Maldron hotel.

Cllr Cuddy has brought the matter to the attention of Iarnrod Eireann and has asked for an explanation as to why the crossing is closed for so long.

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