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PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION: 59.1% TURN-OUT AS… GALLAGHER LED IN CAVAN/MONAGHAN

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3 Nov 2011 Comments Off on PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION: 59.1% TURN-OUT AS… GALLAGHER LED IN CAVAN/MONAGHAN

By PATSY McARDLE A 59.1 per cent turn-out was recorded in Cavan/Monaghan for last week’s Presidential Election and Referenda, which saw some polling stations in both counties without a single voter turning up for periods of over an hour-and-half last Thursday morning, as the booths opened at 7 a.m and closed at 10 p.m. Independent candidate Sean Gallagher led the poll in the Border constituency with a first preference tally of 26,150. After transfers, he ended up with 32,420 votes. Sinn Fein contender Martin McGuinness ...

THREE IMPORTANT VOTES

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21 Oct 2011 Comments Off on THREE IMPORTANT VOTES

The sound and fury of the Presidential election campaign is almost at an end. On Thursday next, October 27, the people go to the polls to decide who the occupant of the office will be – and also to reach a determination on two important referenda that have been regrettably neglected as a focus of analysis and debate in favour of the noisy campaign shouting and media infatuation generated by the race for the Áras. The Presidential contest has been unprecedented in many respects. The number of ...