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FIRST PRESIDENTIAL COUNT UNDERWAY IN GALWAY EAST AND WEST

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Date Published: 28-Oct-2011

The first official count of the Presdiential election for the Galway West and Galway East constituencies is underway.

Final tallies at the Galway West count centre in Lesiureland, indicate Michael D. Higgins is the clear winner at 57 % – representing 25 thousand 462 votes.

In the Galway East count centre at New Inn in Ballinasloe final tallies put Michael D. Higgins ahead with 45%.

Meanwhile, first count results in the Presidential election are coming in from around the country – in a vote that will elect Michael D Higgins as the Ninth President of Ireland.

Messages of congratulations have already poured in from many quarters for the Labour candidate.

FINAL TALLY – LIMERICK COUNTY

DAVIS 2.03%, GALLAGHER 32.7%, HIGGINS 39.3%, MCGUINNESS 11.1%, MITCHELL 7.8%, NORRIS 3.8%

SCALLON 3.1%

FINAL TALLY – LIMERICK CITY

DAVIS 2.04%, GALLAGHER 22.33%, HIGGINS 49.29%

MCGUINNESS 12.02%,MITCHELL 5.62%,NORRIS 5.62%

SCALLON 2.67%

 

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Galway has country’s largest population of young people

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Date Published: 07-May-2013

Galway has a population of young people which is more than twice the national average.

According to information gathered by the Central Statistics Office, Galway’s population of 20 to 24 year olds is more than twice the national average.

The number of 25-34 year olds in Galway is also more than the norm nationally, with the two main colleges thought to be the main reason.

However immigration in Galway is much higher than in other areas at 19.4 percent, compared to the national average of 12 percent.

 

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Call for direct donations to city charity shops

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Date Published: 07-May-2013

A city councillor is encouraging people to donate goods directly to charity shops.

It follows allegations of thefts from clothes banks in Galway and across the country in recent months.

However, cameras are in place at some clothes banks and surveillance is carried out by local authorities.

Speaking on Galway Talks, Councillor Neil McNeilis said the problem of theft from clothes banks is widespread.

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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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