30 August 2023

~1 minutes read

The people of Ballinasloe react to constituency changes

Share story:
The people of Ballinasloe react to constituency changes

Galway Bay fm newsroom – There’s been a mixed reaction to the recommendation today that Ballinasloe remain in the Roscommon-Galway Dáil constituency.

It’s as The Electoral Commission has released a long-awaited report, which calls for 14 new TD’s and four new constituencies nationwide.

As far as was possible, they removed or reduced breaches of county boundaries – such as South Mayo being transferred back to Mayo from Galway West.

But in East Galway, while some areas are being returned to the Galway East constituency, a number of areas including Ballinasloe will remain in Roscommon-Galway.

Leah Hogarty has been in Ballinasloe today to get some reaction from locals there.

Gerry Stronge is a local business owner – and he feels it’s the wrong call and Ballinasloe should be part of Galway East.

Meanwhile local Senator Aisling Dolan says the really important thing is that whatever constituency Ballinasloe belongs to, it gets strong representation.

Share story:

Galway city to host Hospitality and Tourism Recruitment Fair next week

A Hospitality and Tourism Recruitment Fair is taking place in Galway city next Monday 22nd April. It’s part of a nationwide campaign, launched by So...

Event at University of Galway tomorrow to coincide with National Day of Action for Palestine

A solidarity event is being held at the University of Galway tomorrow to coincide with National Day of Action for Palestine. It’s being organised by...

Garda appeal for witnesses over road rage incident in Claregalway

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses over what appears to be an episode of road rage in Claregalway. The incident took place at the traffic lights in the v...

85 patients on trolleys at Galway’s public hospitals today

85 patients are on trolleys at Galway’s public hospitals today according to the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation 18 are on trolleys in Ballinasloe...