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MICHAEL D.HIGGINS SATISFIED WITH PRESIDENTIAL POLL

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Date Published: 25-Sep-2011

Galway presidential hopeful Michael D. Higgins say’s he’s satisfied with the latest opinion poll which reveals strong support for his bid for the Aras.

Speaking to Galway Bay FM News, the Labour party candidate says he’s pleased support is holding up and is happy with early transfer indications.

The Sunday business post five-person ballot, with confirmed candidates reveals Labour’s Michael D Higgins on top with 27% of the vote.

However, a second ballot with added names reveals David Norris is in the lead with 21 percent, followed closely by Michael D.Higgins on 18 percent, and Martin McGuinness in third with 16 percent.

Mary Davis and Gay Mitchell are tied in fourth place with 13 percent, Sean Gallagher is in fifth with 11 percent.

Claregalway resident Dana Rosemary Scallon is trailing the field with 6 percent of the vote.

With such a crowded field, transfers from other candidates will play a pivotal role in deciding who wins this election.

 

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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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