Elections 2019

Result of the First Count in the Midleton Area Municipal District

The Quota is 1,896 Mary Linehan Foley (Ind). 2,699 ELECTED Noel Collins (Ind). 2,371 ELECTED Michael Hegarty (FG). 2,154 ELECTED James O'Connor (FF). 1,535 Danielle Twomey (SF). 1,503 Susan McCarthy (FG). 1,260 Rosarii Griffin (FF). 1,012 Liam Quaide (GP). 1,024 John Phillips (FG). 492 Eric Nolan (Lab). 494 Shane Neville (SF). 324 Martin Murray (Ind). 296 As Cllr Mary Linehan Foley, Cllr Noel Collins and Cllr Michael Hegarty all exceeded
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Counting has begun in the local elections

Counting is underway nationwide in the 2019 local elections. Based on tallies, Cllr. Mary Linehan Foley has topped the poll in the Midleton Area Municipal District, more than doubling her first preference votes since her last outing 5 years ago. She will be elected on the first count, as will Cllr. Noel Collins and Cllr. Michael Hegarty. Tallies Mary Linehan Foley (Ind). 2,826 Noel Collins (Ind). 2,375 Michael Hegarty (FG).
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Youghal Left Behind in Cork Metropolitan Area Draft Transport Strategy 2040

From The East Cork Journal. Liam Quaide, Green Party local election candidate for East Cork, has called for more ambition in the development of a rail and light rail network in Cork city and county. Plans contained in the Cork Metropolitan Area Draft Transport Strategy 2040 include a 17km light rail network with 25 stops from Ballincollig to Mahon Point costing €1bn. The report also proposes new commuter train stations, including
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Why the Local Elections matter

From RTE News. Secondary elections. Polls where a candidate can win a seat with a few hundred votes. They are merely elections to councils that have no real power and no significant budgets. That's how some people perceive the Local Elections. On 24 May, there are 949 council seats up for grabs across 31 local authorities. In 2014, 2,037 candidates contested the Local Elections. So how much do these elections
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A Guide to the issues in the Divorce Referendum

From RTE News. On Friday 24 May, the same day as the Local and European elections, voters will cast their ballot in the Divorce Referendum.  The Referendum has two parts.  The first one would allow politicians decide how long a couple need to be living apart before they can formally end their marriage.  At present the Constitution only allows divorce where spouses have lived separately four years out of the previous five. This can
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Explained: Why two Irish MEPs will face wait on subs’ bench after election

From The Irish Examiner. Two of the 13 MEPs elected in Ireland face an uncertain wait as to when they can actually take their European Parliament seats. While elections usually produce only winners and losers, Friday’s poll will create a new category of politician – limbo candidates. Ireland is getting two of the 27 seats formerly reserved for the UK that are being redistributed among 14 members states as a
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European elections: The burning issues facing Irish voters

From The Irish Examiner. From May 23-26, Irish voters will be thinking about the environment, immigration, spending imbalances, and an EU army, says Political Correspondent Juno McEnroe. EU army and Irish neutrality These formed a core debate in the last EU parliament elections in Ireland, and do again this time.  And it is not just a few candidates who are raising a red flag around Ireland’s much-protected neutrality or the role
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Poll suggests Fine Gael to come out on top in EU election

From The Irish Examiner. Fine Gael candidates look set to come out on top in all three European Parliament Constituencies ahead of this month's election, according to a new opinion poll. In Dublin, Frances Fitzgerald is expected to top the poll with 22%, Mairead McGuinness has 26% in Midlands North West, while Sean Kelly is on 18% in the South. The Irish Times/ Ipsos MRBI poll of 1,500 voters was
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Cllr Noel Collins set to lead the pack once again in East Cork

From The Irish Examiner. The longest-serving public representative in the State is on the campaign trail as he prepares to contest the local elections in the East Cork municipal district. Cllr Noel Collins is a legend in many ways in local government. He doesn’t have a mobile phone, doesn’t drive and continues to write letters on a rickety old typewriter which has some damage to its keys - often leading
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CRY Elections 2019 Coverage

On Friday 24th May 2019 the people of Ireland will go to the polls for Local Elections, European Parliament Elections, the Referendum on the Regulation of Divorce and the Waterford Mayoral Plebiscite. CRY104FM will endeavour to keep you informed on local election news in the coming weeks and the election counts on Saturday 25th May. Election News Local Elections 2019 European Parliament Elections 2019 Referendum on the Regulation of Divorce
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Ireland South Constituency Profile

From The Irish Times. The electoral race in the sprawling Ireland South constituency has been thrown wide open by the absence of Brian Crowley, the former Fianna Fáil MEP, who dominated every election he fought here since 1994 and has retired due to ill health. Mr Crowley’s absence leaves a huge void, and about 180,000 votes, nearly a quota and a half. The fact that this is now a five-seater