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New faces and new parties: A breakdown of the new City Council

The dust has settled after the drawn out local elections last weekend and a new Galway city council has been elected. With new faces in...

Galway City Council: Fianna Fáil the largest party for the first time since 1999

The chant of “Champiole” echoed throughout the Westside count centre on this weekend as Fianna Fáil celebrated a hugely successful city council election. Fianna Fáil...

Final count of city central sees second Green Party councillor elected

The final four seats up for grabs in the city central district of Galway city council were filled overnight following an extensive recount. Labour party...

All 39 county council seats filled overnight

The final counting for all districts of Galway County Council was completed overnight with 39 councillors elected. There were seven Local Electoral Areas to be...

Two new faces on the city council in the west as all seats filled

There are two new faces in the mix in Galway City West as all six city council seats in that district have now been...

Second recount granted in Galway City Central

A second recount has been granted in the Galway City Central District and will take place tomorrow. John McDonagh (Lab) requested a full recount and...

Ballinasloe sees strong performance by sitting councillors

The Ballinasloe district is at its sixth count with returning councillors performing very well. Two councillors have so far been elected in Ballinasloe. Independent Tim...

Ollie Crowe comfortably retains his City Central Seat

It was all smiles for Fianna Fáil’s Ollie Crowe as he comfortably retained his council seat in the Galway City Central Ward. So far Mike...

Galway City East: Social Democrats elect first city councillor

The Social Democrats have made a breakthrough in Galway by electing their very first City Councilor. Owen Hanley of the Social Democrats has been elected...

Independents top the polls in Athenry-Oranmore

 The final count is in for the seven seats in Athenry Oranmore and there's a mix of old guard and new in there with...

Fine Gael holds onto both seats in Loughrea

Fine Gael got off to a strong start as counting began in the Loughrea district today, with both of their councillors getting elected in...

Mark Lohan loses his seat in the City Central ward

Sinn Féin councillor Mark Lohan has lost his council seat today in the city central district after being eliminated in the fourth round of...

Terry O’Flaherty and Alan Cheevers elected to Galway City East

Two more seats have been filled in Galway City East this afternoon with councillor Terry O'Flaherty retaining her seat and first timer Alan Cheevers...

Gort-Kinvara filled on the eight count in victory for the big two parties

The Gort-Kinvara district has been filled after eight long counts, with the big two locking down four of five seats. Kinvara man Joe Byrne (FG)...

Galway City West tally – Donal Lyons leads as Green’s Pauline O’Reilly surges

The final Tally for Galway City West is in and Knocknacarra's Donal Lyons is leading the pack, with the Green Party's Pauline O'Reilly surging...

Joe Byrne elected in Gort-Kinvara district

Councillor Joe Byrne has been returned in the first count of the Gort-Kinvara district with 2,751 first preferences. The Kinvara councillor with Fine Gael was...

Declan McDonnell elected in first count of Galway City East

No surprise news as Declan McDonnell is the first person elected to Galway city council this evening in the city east district. The Independent Councill...

Third Connemara North Councillor Gerry King elected

The third count in Connemara North is complete and Fianna Fáil's Gerry King has been elected as its third councillor. Three of the four county...

Mannion returned as second Connemara councillor

Eileen Mannion has been returned as the second councillor elected in Connemara North today. The current Cathaoirleach of Galway County Council was elected on the...

Gort-Kinvara tallies show three seats all but locked

The first tallies are in for the Gort-Kinvara county council district and three seats seem all but guaranteed. Fine Gael's Joe Byrne is topping the...
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