Home Politics Local Elections ELECTED: Conor Bergin, John King and Ollie Clooney all fill Borris-Mountmellick seats PoliticsLocal ElectionsNews Pinterest WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter James Kelly, Paddy Bracken and Seamus McDonald had previously been elected over yesterday and today.Conor Bergin came in fourth place for Fine Gael with 1,548 votes in the end – a brilliant tally for the 25-year-old in his first campaign.He said: “I am honoured and humbled to receive such a large vote, especially on my first outing.“I intend to work very hard for the people who have voted for me.”The vote was held up for five hours earlier when a recount was called for by veteran Rosenallis councillor David Goodwin of Fine Gael.The count did not yield any changes and Cllr Goodwin was eliminated and lost his seat.That left a showdown between Conor Bergin, John King, Ollie Clooney and Brendan Phelan which the latter ultimately lost.Quota: 1704Paddy Bracken 1,752 Elected Count 5James Kelly 1,811 Elected Count 6Seamus McDonald 1,710 Elected Count 9Conor Bergin 1,548 Elected Count 10John King 1,532 Elected Count 10Ollie Clooney 1,405 Elected Count 10Brendan Phelan 1,273All Councillors have now been elected – thank God!SEE ALSO – LIVE BLOG: Follow all of the action from Day 3 of the Local Election count Pinterest Previous articleELECTED: Thomasina secures major gain for Fine Gael in Portlaoise with final seatNext articleElections 2019: Your full list of the 19 Laois County Councillors following three incredible days of drama Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. ELECTED: Conor Bergin, John King and Ollie Clooney all fill Borris-Mountmellick seats Facebook Facebook Brought to you in association with People First Credit UnionJohn King, Conor Bergin and Ollie Clooney have all been elected to Borris-Mountmellick this evening to conclude the counting.In a dramatic twist, David Goodwin’s votes did not bring any of the four remaining candidates to the quota but Conor Bergin, Ollie Clooney and John King all had more votes than Brendan Phelan and were deemed elected. WhatsApp TAGS2019 Local Elections Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory GAA Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results GAA Twitter By Alan Hartnett – 27th May 2019 GAA 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin
GAA Facebook Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest GAA Twitter Seven Talking Points as the Laois hurlers start Walsh Cup with a win GAA Laois took on Carlow in Netwatch Cullen Park yesterday afternoon in Round 1 of the Walsh Cup.Eddie Brennan’s men made a winning start to 2020 season with a 3-19 to 0-22 win.We took a closer look at how the game panned out.1 – Man of the Match – Ronan Murray What a debut for the Rosenallis man who finished 2019 on a real high.He scored 1-2 and was a real live-wire throughout the game – winning a number of the frees that Eoin Gaughan converted.2 – A host of impressive debutantes Walsh Cup is all about new faces and Laois manager Eddie Brennan handed out a host of debuts.The aforementioned Murray, Liam Senior, Fiachra C-Fennell, Frank Flanagan, Joe Phelan, Cormac Rigney and teenager Allan Connolly all got their first taste of senior action and acquitted themselves very well.3 – Aaron Dunphy and Podge Delaney excel With the likes of Stephen Maher, Cha Dwyer and Ben Conroy not part of the squad this year and Mark Kavanagh set for a spell on the sideline with injury – other players are going to have to stand up for Laois in 2020.Aaron Dunphy and Podge Delaney, who were both very good last season, look to have bulked out a bit more now and were both vert impressive. Dunphy picked up a nasty looking hand injury before half time though so hopefully he won’t be out for long.4 – Attendance reflect time of the year There was no more than 100 people in Netwatch Cullen Park on Sunday afternoon – another reason why inter-county GAA should not be on at this time of year.The game was played just nine days before Christmas and most people have other things on their mind – and who could blame them.5 – Return of James Ryan We broke news of departures from the squad last week but it was certainly positive to see one player return to the fold after a year away.Rathdowney-Errill’s James Ryan missed the 2019 season but returned yesterday and contributed a point. He will certainly add depth to the squad.6 – No St Mullin’s players for Carlow While some Rathdowney-Errill players did appear for Laois, Carlow were without their St Mullin’s contingent who lost the Leinster final to Ballyhale Shamrocks three weeks ago.They only had five subs and ten of their players came from Mount Leinster Rangers – once again demonstrating the tiny playing pool that they have to pick from.7 – What’s Next?Laois can now enjoy Christmas before going back into action at home to Westmeath on Sunday January 5.If they win that game, they will set up a winner-takes-all clash with Dublin on Wednesday January 8.Dublin defeated Westmeath yesterday and will be favourites to beat Carlow too. Whoever tops this group will progress to the Walsh Cup semi finals where Galway, Kilkenny and Wexford are waiting.SEE ALSO – Laois dispatch Carlow in Walsh Cup to get 2020 season off to a flyer Home Sport GAA Seven Talking Points as the Laois hurlers start Walsh Cup with a… SportGAAHurlingLaois Senior Hurling Team 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin By LaoisToday Reporter – 16th December 2019 Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory Previous articleDeaths in Laois – Monday, December 16, 2019Next articleLaois-Offaly Green Party General Election candidate set to officially launch campaign LaoisToday Reporter Facebook WhatsApp Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results Pinterest WhatsApp TAGSLaois senior hurlersTalking pointsWalsh Cup
Deer hunting season open Guy Barnett,Minister for Primary Industries and WaterThe opening of the 2021 Tasmanian deer hunting season today provides many Tasmanian hunters and shooters the opportunity to pursue an important tradition and way of life.We recognise recreational hunters also help manage wild fallow deer populations on both private and public land.The 2021 deer game season has two parts – an adult male (buck) component and antlerless (doe) component. The buck season opens on 27 February and runs until 4 April 2021, and the antlerless deer season is from 15 March to 15 November 2021.During the 2021 season, hunting can occur on all private land with permission of the landholder as well as being authorised in the following reserves:*Great Western Tiers Conservation Area;*Top Marshes Conservation Area;*Five Mile Pinnacles Conservation Area;*Central Plateau Conservation Area: Brenton Rivulet block (PWS) and Mother Lord Plains block (HT);*Great Western Tiers Conservation Area: Parson & Clerk Mountain Block (PWS);*Great Lake Conservation Area: Tumbledown Creek block (PWS) and land known as Gunns Marsh surrounding Gunns Lake and Little Lake (HT);*Tooms Lake Conservation Area;*Buxton River Conservation Area; and;*Castle Cary Regional Reserve.Since the stag season ballot closed, access to St Pauls reserve was discovered to be impassable so hunting will not be possible in this reserve. Hunters assigned a ballot spot in this reserve have been contacted and offered an alternative for the 2022 season.Game Services Tasmania staff have completed the adult male deer ballot and allocations have been published on the DPIPWE website.The public land deer hunting ballot for the 2021 antlerless deer season is now open with a new online booking system in place.For details about how to use the booking system, or to submit an application for an allocation, please go to www.dpipwe.tas.gov.au/booking. Bookings close on 15 March 2021.Successful hunters will receive their authorisations via email before the opening of these reserves for the antlerless season on 7 April 2021.Game Licence holders are reminded to be vigilant in relation to personal safety and the safety of others as well as the importance of wearing a high visibility vest or hat. It is also important to respect the environment.This includes adhering to COVID-safe behaviours while hunting. Hunters should maintain personal hygiene practices such as washing hands, staying at least 1.5 metres apart and stay at home if you are unwell.Game Tracks is now available from Service Tasmania outlets and Game Services Tasmania. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:AusPol, Australia, conservation, email, environment, Game, Government, hunting, Internet, licence, Minister, Mother, online, Safety, season, TAS, Tasmania, Tassie, Water, website
Trending in Canada Hyundai said in a statement that there’s no need to park vehicles outdoors before the problem is fixed, but if the anti-lock brake warning light comes on, owners should not drive their vehicles and should contact a dealer. They also should disconnect the 12-volt battery by removing the positive cable, the company said. The affiliated automakers say brake fluid can leak inside a hydraulic control unit for the anti-lock brakes, possibly causing an electrical short that can lead to fires.Kia’s recall will start October 15, while Hyundai’s will start October 23. Dealers for both companies will inspect the control units for leaks and replace them if needed at no cost to owners.In company documents posted Thursday by U.S. safety regulators, Hyundai said it had 15 reports of engine fires caused by the fluid leaks, while Kia said it had eight. Hyundai said it’s not aware of any injuries, and Kia said it had none. RELATED TAGSHyundaiKiaSUVNon-LuxurySafety and MaintenanceMaintenanceNew VehiclesNon-Luxury advertisement The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever Trending Videos See More Videos First Look: 2022 Lexus NX The sport-cute’s looks have been softened, but its powertrains and infotainment offerings have been sharpened We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca Korean automakers Hyundai and Kia are recalling over 600,000 vehicles in the U.S. and Canada to fix a brake fluid leak that could cause engine fires.The recalls cover more than 440,000 Kia Optima midsize sedans from 2013 through 2015 and Kia Sorento SUVs from 2014 and 2015. Also covered are 203,000 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport SUVs from 2013 to 2015.In Canada, only the Santa Fe Sport is affected; about 52,000 examples are covered there by the recall. ‹ Previous Next ›
Google taps retail with NYC store Tim Ferguson Home HTC planning Windows tablet – report Previous ArticleNokia, RIM settle patent disputeNext ArticleSpanish operators hit by EUR120M SMS fine Tags Devices Related Alianza sobre IA entre Nokia y Microsoft Tim joined Mobile World Live in August 2011 and works across all channels, with a particular focus on apps. He came to the GSMA with five years of tech journalism experience, having started his career as a reporter… More Read more Nokia makes AI move with Microsoft AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 21 DEC 2012 HTC will be the next company to produce tablets based on Microsoft’s Windows RT platform, according to Bloomberg sources.The troubled Taiwanese smartphone maker is believed to be working on a 12-inch tablet alongside a 7-inch sibling that will also be able to make phone calls. The devices are planned for release in the third quarter of 2013, the sources said.The 7-inch tablet would be the first Windows RT tablet of this size and will be aimed at taking on Google’s Nexus 7, Amazon’s Kindle Fire and Apple’s iPad mini.Windows RT has been designed specifically for devices with processors based on ARM’s technology, and the HTC tablets will use chips from Qualcomm.An Intel-based tablet is understood to have been considered but rejected as it was thought the device would be too expensive to sell.HTC’s entrance will bolster Microsoft’s attempts to take on Apple’s iPad and Android-based tablets. Microsoft launched its own Surface tablet running Windows RT earlier this year with Asus, Samsung, Dell and Lenovo also announced as the first to launch of Windows-based tablets.Taiwanese publication Digitimes reported earlier this week that Nokia is working on a 10-inch Windows RT-based tablet and could unveil the device at the GSMA’s Mobile World Congress in February.According to research house IDC, Microsoft will have a 2.9 percent share of the global tablet market by the end of the year compared to Apple’s majority share and more than 40 percent for Android. HTCMicrosoftSurfaceWindows RT Author
Email Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox. State wildlife officials say poachers killed several deer in northwestern Montana early last month.Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks warden Chris Crane says an investigation into the poaching of eight deer in the Whitefish region has led to a suspect being cited in a separate poaching case near Bigfork, where a cow elk and two deer were illegally killed several months ago.Crane says all of the deer were killed after dark and the two cases are believed to be connected.In the most recent case, poachers used a small-caliber rifle to kill eight deer at different times during the first two weeks of August. Crane says the animal carcasses were left behind, though the some of the heads were taken.
Peter Casey Ind – 1.1%Pearse Doherty SF- 9.9%Pat The Cope Gallagher FF – 3.3%Martin Harley FG – 1.1%Padraig Mac Lochlainn SF – 23.6%Charlie McConalogue FF- 14%Niall McConnell Ind – 0.4%Arthur McGuinness Ind – 0.1%Joe McHugh FG – 20%John O’Donnell Ind – 21.9%Thomas Pringle Ind – 0.6%Mary T Sweeney Aontu – 2.9%Michael White Green – 1%***********************Outgoing Health Minister Simon Harris says when votes are counted, Fine Gael may have no option but to form a grand coalition with FF………………Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/11harrisge2020.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.His party colleague Heather Humphries says despite the exit poll result – her party will NOT form a government with Sinn Fein…………….Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/11humphriesge2020.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Fianna Fail Director of Elections Dara Calleary says the party appears to be doing better in the regions, but acknowledges they have some major battles ahead………………Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/11collearyge2020.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Counting is getting under way across the country as ballot boxes are opened.Don’t forget there’s a live feed from the Donegal count in the Aura Leisure Centre on Facebook, and regular updates across social media.**********************Counting of votes cast in Donegal takes place at the Aura Leisure Centre in Letterkenny.Nationally, an exit poll suggests it will be a three way tie between Fine Gael, Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáil.The Ipsos MRBI exit poll for RTE and the Irish Times says the three largest parties are all on 22 per cent support.When it comes to seats that’s likely to leave Sinn Féin in the low 30s given they only ran 42 candidates.Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil will both likely end up somewhere in the 40sWhat it means is a titanic battle for the final seats in constituencies across the country and transfers will be absolutely crucial. *************************Final Tall in Full -Peter Casey Ind – 1,142 1.5%Pearse Doherty SF- 20,909 27.1%Pat The Cope Gallagher FF – 7,523 9.7%Martin Harley FG – 3,034 3.9%Padraig Mac Lochlainn SF – 13,804 17.9%Charlie McConalogue FF- 8,322 10.8%Niall McConnell Ind – 565 0.7%Arthur McGuinness Ind – 61 0.1%Joe McHugh FG – 7,614 9.9%John O’Donnell Ind – 4,741 6.1%Thomas Pringle Ind – 5,459 7.1%Mary T Sweeney Aontu – 2,373 3.1%Michael White Green – 1,646 2.1%Breaking News – Both Sinn Fein candidates are set to be elected on the First Count in Donegal.An initial constituency-wide tally gives Pearse Doherty 20,990 votes, 27.1% of all votes cast in the constituency, while Padraig Mac Lochlainn who lost his seat in 2016 now looking to return with 13,804 votes, 17.9% of all votes cast.Of the other outgoing TDs Charlie McConalogue (FF) is on 8,322, JoeMc Hugh (FG) is on 7613, Pat The Cope Gallagher (FF) is on 7,523 and Independent Thomas Pringle is on 5,459.************************Tallies are now coming in from the Donegal Electoral Area, but nothing yet from the Glenties area, the heartland of both Pearse Doherty and Pat the Cope Gallagher.These are the Donegal tallies, with the overall percentages in brackets beside them.Peter Casey Ind – 1% (1.72)Pearse Doherty SF- 28.1% (18)Pat The Cope Gallagher FF – 4.7% (5)Martin Harley FG – 8% (2.5%)Padraig Mac Lochlainn SF – 2.5% (23.87)Charlie McConalogue FF- 2.3% (15)Niall McConnell Ind – 0.5% (.75)Arthur McGuinness Ind – 0.1% (.01)Joe McHugh FG – 7.4% (11.5)John O’Donnell Ind – 0.6% (7.74)Thomas Pringle Ind – 31.2% (7.86)Mary T Sweeney Aontu – 2% (3.25)Michael White Green – 1.6% (2.54)*************************In the Sligo Leitrim constituency, which encompasses parts of South Donegal, Sligo tallies have been completed with Martin Kenny leading for Sinn Féin on 18%, closely followed by Fianna Fáil’s Marc MacSharry 15% and his Fianna Fáil colleague Eamon Scanlon on 14%.Independent Candidate Marian Harkin is polling at 12%, as well as FG Cllr Thomas Walsh on 12%. It’s expected to be a tough battle, with Fine Gael Senator Frank Feighan still considered to be in the mix, with boxes in Leitrim and North Roscommon currently being tallied, a key battle ground for him.Sources at the count centre in the Sligo Park Hotel say it could be 8pm or 9pm tonight before we have a first count.*************************Nationally, a number of government Ministers look set to lose their seats as Sinn Féin candidates are surging across the country.Independents Shane Ross and Katherine Zappone both look set to lose their seats in Dublin Rathdown and Dublin South West.Regina Doherty is likely to be edged out in Meath East.While Junior Ministers also likely to lose out – Andrew Doyle in Wicklow, one of Paul Kehoe or Michael D’Arcy in Wexford, Damien English in Meath West too. Ciaran Cannon in Galway East is vulnerable.Sinn Féin is going to top the poll in a number of constituencies and a number of candidates who lost their council seats just 7 months ago look set to enter the Dail.Mairead Farrell in Galway West, Johnny Mythen in Wexford and Sorca Clarke in Longford Westmeath among them.Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil looking like they’re going to be battling for the final seat in a lot of areas as the Sinn Fein wave takes over.**************************Final tally percentages from the Letterkenny area – Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further General Election 2020 – Rolling Updates WhatsApp Google+ Community Enhancement Programme open for applications *************************Monday 07.0082 seats remain to be filled as general election counting resumes across the country, three of them in Donegal.78 out of 160 TDs have been elected to the 33rd Dail.29 of them are Sinn Fein, Fianna Fail have secured 16, while Fine Gael are on 14.Elsewhere, 8 Independents have been elected, 5 from the Green Party, while the Social Democrats and SOL/PBP have two each.Labour and Aontu sit on one each.As counting gets back underway, some parties have endured some high-profile losses.Fine Gael have lost both a Minister and Junior Minister in Regina Doherty and Mary Mitchell O’Connor.Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Shane Ross lost his seat, while Fianna Fail’s Lisa Chambers was eliminated in Mayo.Former Labour Tánaiste Joan Burton, Solidarity’s Ruth Coppinger have also lost their seats.* This page is being updated regularly, keep scrolling down for more. Remember, a live feed from the count at the Aura Leisure Centre is available on the Highland Radio News and Sport Facebook page, Twitter @highlandradio and other Social Media.**************************00.30 – The counting of votes in the Donegal constituency has seen the distribution of Pearse Doherty’s surplus of over 8,000 votes, with the count now suspended until 10 o’clock tomorrow morning.The third count will see the distribution of Padraig Mac Lochlainn’s surplus. Four outgoing deputies are now in the mix for the last three seats, with one of them set to lose their seat.Charlie McConalogue (FF) is on 8,871, Pat the Cope Gallagher (FF) on 8,661, Thomas Pringle on 8,270 and Joe McHugh on 8,093.In Sligo Leitrim, the second count saw the distribution of Martin Kenny’s surplus of almost 3,000 votes. Marian Harkin (Ind) is now on 7,462, Marc McSharry (FF) on 7,182, while three candidates are battling it out for the fourth seat.Eamon Scanlon (FF) is on 6,355, Frankie Feighan (FG) on 5,457, and Thomas Walsh (FG) is in 4,809)Counting has been suspended until Monday morning.******************Pat the Cope Gallagher believes he is still very much in the mix…….Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/cope2020.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Independent Thomas Pringle is in the hunt for the final seat, he says he will never engage in the auction politics that he says has charactised some independents.He believes he is very much in the mix for the last seat………..Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/tpringle2020.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.As the distribution of Pearse Doherty’s surplus, the remaining candidates are watching what happens with interest.One of them is Charlie McConalogue, who is expected to be returned. It’s a very different story to his poll topping performance in 2016.He says he never expected to replicate that………..Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/charlmcc2020.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.* This page is being updated regularly, keep scrolling down for more. Remember, a live feed from the count at the Aura Leisure Centre is available on Highland Radio’s Facebook page ‘highlandhub’, and also Twitter @highlandradio and other Social Media.*******************************Pearse Doherty and Padraig Mac Lochlainn have been elected to Dail Eireann on the first count in Donegal, with an unprecedented share of the first preference vote in the Donegal constituency. The tallies were extremely accurate, as the figures show.Sinn Féin’s Martin Kenny has been elected in Sligo-Leitrim with 15,035 first preference votes.The quota was just over 12,000.Fianna Fáil’s Mark MacSharry is still in the running alongside former TD and MEP Marian Harkin.There could be a battle under the way between either Fine Gael’s Frank Feighen or Thomas Walsh and Fianna Fáil’s Eamon Scanlon.*************************Note – We are still awaiting a first count announcement, with suggestions that it will be at 9 o’clock tonight. Here’s a reminder of the final tally, which we have had for several hours at this point. 18:59Thomas Pringle, Charlie McConalogue and Joe McHugh have been elected to the 33rd Dail.Long standing TD and former MEP Pat the Cope Gallagher has lost out on a seat and will not be returning to the next Dail.18:27While awaiting the final declaration, indications are that Pat the Cope Gallagher may lose his seat.Fianna Fáil tallies are suggesting the final three seats belong to Charlie McConalogue, Thomas Pringle and Joe McHugh.18:08It looks as though no party will get more than 40 seats in the general election.Fianna Fáil has suffered a number of losses today that has hurt their chances of leading the next government.Fianna Fáil need everything to fall their way to hit the 40 mark.Sinn Féin will finish with 37 TDs – a 15 seat gain.While Fine Gael is going to be somewhere in the mid 30s.It means there could be as little as two seats between the two largest parties – and that even a Fianna Fail/Sinn Fein coalition might not command a Dáil majority.On the back of it Mary Lou McDonald has said she believes she can be Taoiseach and has started talking to other parties about supporting her.There’s about 25 seats still to fill, and they could influence negotiations over the next few weeks very significantly.18:06In the Sligo Leitrim constituency, the 12th count is underway.Marian Harkin, Marc MacSharry, Eamon Scanlon, Frankie Feighan, Thomas Walsh and Declan Bree are all still in the race.17:38Counting continues this evening with the 9th count underway.Independent John O’Donnell has been eliminated. Facebook Pinterest 11.22In Sligo Leitrim, the seventh count is underway, with Labour’s Nesa Cosgrove’s votes now being distributed.Independent Mary O’Donnell, Renua’s Oisin O’Dwyer, Aontu’s Dr Ann Mc Closkey, Independent Paul Mc Weeney and Independent Bernie O’Hara were all eliminated earlier.Sinn Fein’s Martin Kenny is still the only TD elected, Independent Marian Harkin and Fianna Fail’s Marc Mc Sharry are still some way off the quota, but well placed to take the next two seats.The fourth seat will see a fight between Fianna Fail’s Eamon Scanlon, Fine Gael’s Frank Feighan and Fine Gael’s Thomas Clarke.*************************O7.50As discussions move towards who will form the next government, informal discussions between parties have already begun.Fianna Fail leader Michael Martin says he will speak to everyone, including Sinn Fein president Mary Lou McDonald.However, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar insists he will stand by Fine Gael’s commitment not to enter into coalition with Sinn Fein……………Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/08varadkar2020.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Fianna Fail Councillor Ciaran Brogan says he is confident that his party will hold onto their two seats in Donegal in the form of Pat the Cope Gallagher and Charlie McConalogue.However, he says Brexit has been a deflection of the real issues on the ground:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/brogan5pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.16:19Things are heating up in the Aura Leisure Centre as 5 candidates are now vying for the remaining 3 seats.Fine Gael candidate Martin Harley has been eliminated from the race on the 7th count.His transfers are now being counted. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Pinterest Joe McHugh is banking on distributions from Martin Harley and Independent John O’Donnell to get him past the post:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/joeweb-2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.15:35Nationally, it’s been a tough day for Fianna Fáil as counting continues in the general election.The party is missing out on seats and second seats across the country that could have a huge impact on formation talks for the next government.It’s lost seats in Roscommon Galway, Dublin Midwest, Kildare North, Kildare South and Wexford.While Timmy Dooley looks set to lose his seat in Clare though that will be taken by his Fianna Fail running mate Cathal Crowe.The party also lost a battle for a third seat in Carlow Kilkenny with sitting TD Bobby Aylward losing out to the Green Party’s Malcolm Noonan.Alan Kelly has taken a seat in Tipperary on what’s looking like a bad day for Labour.15:11Aontu Candidate Mary T Sweeney has been eliminated on the sixth count following the distribution of Green Party candidate Michael White’s votes.Her 3,600 votes will now be distributed among the remaining six candidates in the race for the last 3 seats in the constituency.14:39The 9th count is underway in the Sligo Leitrim Constituency with the Independent Sean Wynne’s votes being distributed.The top three as it stands is Independent Marian Harkin is on 8,502 votes followed by Fianna Fail candidate Marc MacSharry on 7,733 and fellow party member Eamon Scanlon on 7,186.14:12Counting at the Aura Leisure Centre in Letterkenny is continuing this afternoon.Green Party candidate Michael White has just been eliminated on the 5th count following the distribution of Peter Casey’s votes.Seven candidates remain in the race for the last 3 seats in the Donegal constituency.13:16Independent Peter Casey has been eliminated on the 4th count in the Donegal constituency.Following the distribution of Arthur McGuinness and Niall McConnell’s votes no candidate has reached the quota to take one of the remaining seats.The distribution of Peter Casey’s votes will now get underway.12.16As the counting of General Election votes cast in Donegal continues at the Aura Leisure Centre in Letterkenny, the third count has been completed.This involved the distribution of Padraig Mac Lochlainn’s votes. The count saw no-one elected, and the elimination of Independents Arthur McGuinness and Niall McConnell. ****************************Final percentage from Inishowen tallies -Peter Casey Ind – 3%Pearse Doherty SF- 12.4%Pat The Cope Gallagher FF – 0.7%Martin Harley FG – 0.8%Padraig Mac Lochlainn SF – 39.6%Charlie McConalogue FF- 27.6%Niall McConnell Ind – 1%Arthur McGuinness Ind – 0.2%Joe McHugh FG – 8.1%John O’Donnell Ind – 0.7%Thomas Pringle Ind – 1.2%Mary T Sweeney Aontu – 2.3%Michael White Green – 2.5%****************************Rough tallies with boxes opened in Inishowen, and parts of Letterkenny and Fanad. Peter Casey Ind – 1,142 1.5%Pearse Doherty SF- 20,909 27.1%Pat The Cope Gallagher FF – 7,523 9.7%Martin Harley FG – 3,034 3.9%Padraig Mac Lochlainn SF – 13,804 17.9%Charlie McConalogue FF- 8,322 10.8%Niall McConnell Ind – 565 0.7%Arthur McGuinness Ind – 61 0.1%Joe McHugh FG – 7,614 9.9%John O’Donnell Ind – 4,741 6.1%Thomas Pringle Ind – 5,459 7.1%Mary T Sweeney Aontu – 2,373 3.1%Michael White Green – 1,646 2.1%Remember, this is a rolling update, scroll down for audio clips and much more detail which emerged as today’s events unfolded.************************Independent Candidate John O’Donnell has conceded that he will not get a seat this time around, but says he will build on this campaign and contest the next General Election, whenever that may be.He told Greg Hughes and John McAteer that from a national point of view, he would like to see Sinn Fein in government to implement its manifesto………..Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/jod2020.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.It looks like the fight for the final seat in Donegal will be between Pat the Cope Gallagher and Thomas Pringle.Former Cllr John Campbell is a key member of Thomas Pringle’s team, he says it’s too close to call…………..Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/2020camp.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.A Donegal Fianna Fail Councillor says it may be time for a change of leadership in the party.Cllr Martin McDermott, a poll topper in Inishowen in the 2019 local elections, says it’s clear that the Confidence and Supply agreement badly hit his party, and change is needed………….Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/mmd2020.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.* This page is being updated regularly, keep scrolling down for more. Remember, a live feed from the count at the Aura Leisure Centre is available on Highland Radio’s Facebook page ‘highlandhub’, and also Twitter @highlandradio and other Social Media.**************************Outgoing Minister Joe McHugh has reiterated that his party will not go into coalition with Sinn Fein, despite Mary Lou McDonald’s party’s stong national performance, nowhere more strongly than in Donegal, where they are set to top the poll with both candidates elected on the first count.Speaking to Greg Hughes a short time ago, Minister McHugh acknowledged that Fine Gael faced an uphill struggle this time around………………Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/joemchu2020.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Meanwhile, Independent Peter Casey says his campaign couldn’t have been worse………….Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/casey2020.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Peter Casey Ind – 1.4%Pearse Doherty SF- 18.7%Pat The Cope Gallagher FF – 4.6%Martin Harley FG – 1.1%Padraig Mac Lochlainn SF – 23.4%Charlie McConalogue FF- 10.7%Niall McConnell Ind – 0.7%Arthur McGuinness Ind – 0.1%Joe McHugh FG – 15.7%John O’Donnell Ind – 10.9%Thomas Pringle Ind – 3.3%Mary T Sweeney Aontu – 5.8%Michael White Green – 3.6%**************************Sinn Fein Cllr Gary Doherty was the party’s third candidate in 2016, when Sinn fein lost a seat in Donegal.He told Catherine Gaffney he’s confident the party will take two seats, but it’s unclear what will happen after that…..Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/garydocge2020.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Meanwhile, poll topper Pearse Doherty is also Sinn Fein Director of Elections nationally.He says there is an appetite for change, and his party leader will be entering into discussions on that basis……..Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/pearsge2020.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Renewed calls for full-time Garda in Kilmacrennan Elections 2020Homepage BannerNews Previous articlePodcast – DL Debate Ep 1Next articleThomas Pringle, Charlie McConalogue and Joe McHugh elected to Dail News Highland WhatsApp By News Highland – February 10, 2020 Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook Twitter Google+ **********************Fianna Fail leader Michael Martin is softening his stance on the possibility of his party entering into coalition with Sinn Fein, having previously ruled it out completely.Today, he said he would have to reflect on the outcome of the election, and take into account what the people have said.However, he stressed there is still a major gulf between the two parties………Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/18martin-elex.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.His Fianna Fail colleague Robert Troy says discussions need to be held with all parties on government formation………Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/17troy-fiannafail.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.************************The first TD elected in the country was Sinn Fein’s Donnchadh O’Leary in Cork South Central, with his party colleague Johnny Guirke elected in Meath East.*****************The Green Party in Donegal say they will run candidates in every electoral area in Donegal in four years time, after securing 2.14% of the vote in Donegal this time out.Michael White secured 1,646 votes, almost 1,000 more than Paula Flanagan in 2016.Party member Conal Boyle says this is building the structure for a stronger showing in the future……….Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/conalgreen.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. 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(Credit: YouTube.com/TheEllenShow)The Brooklyn landlord who gave his tenants a free month of rent was a guest on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” this week.Mario Salerno was invited on by Degeneres to talk about why he waived rent for all the tenants in his 18 buildings in Brooklyn. During the interview, Degeneres revealed that company Shutterfly was donating $25,000 in his name to the North Brooklyn Angels soup kitchen, Greenpointers reported.Salerno, who also runs a family auto shop in Williamsburg, said he decided to waive rents after some of his tenants came to him “crying and telling me they couldn’t afford to even put a meal on their table.”“I want them to make sure they have food on their table, I want to make sure they can take care of their roommates and their neighbors,” he said.He added that some tenants offered to pump gas at his family’s Salerno Service Station and clean their buildings, but he refused.ADVERTISEMENTApril rent was a pressing concern for many tenants who found themselves out of work following New York City’s unprecedented economic shutdown in March.Data suggests that more renters have paid rent in April than was feared — about nine in 10 tenants surveyed by the National Multifamily Housing Council earlier this week paid something through April 19.But May rents are coming due and there’s broad public support for suspending rent payments nationwide for the duration of the coronavirus pandemic. [Greenpointers] — Dennis Lynch This content is for subscribers only.Subscribe Now