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VOTER TURNOUT LOW SO FAR IN GALWAY

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 27-Oct-2011

Voters in Galway who have not received a polling card, but who are on the register of electors, should head to their local polling station with identification.

That’s the advice from Galway’s Returning Officer, Marion Chambers-Higgins, who says they should still be able to vote for the next President and in the two referendums.

Voter turnout is slow in the city but brisk in parts of the county so far.

Polling stations opened at 7am and will remain open until 10 o’ clock tonight. [27/10]

The city turnout is low so far today, particularly Ballybane.

However Headford and Annaghdown have recorded an average turnout of 12 percent up to lunchtime and voting is also said to be brisk in Ardrahan.

In Tuam, the average voter turnout is 10 percent, while in Clifden and North Connemara, the average voter turnout is 11 percent.

In East Galway, Ballinasloe is recording a voter turnout of about 13 percent in urban polling stations and 11 percent in rural polling stations so far.

 

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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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