Elections 2019: Enda Bonner loses seat in Glenties

first_imgFianna Fáil Councillor Enda Bonner has lost his seat after the sixth count in the Glenties LEA.As no candidate reached the quota on the sixth count, Bonner’s 1,056 votes will now be redistributed.During the last Local Elections in 2014, Bonner secured his seat on the tenth count achieving 1,669 votes. Bonner was added to the party ticket earlier this year after appealing the party’s convention vote to nominate Noreen McGarvey to run for the local elections. McGarvey is still in the running for a seat, with 1,171 votes to her name after the sixth count.Two other Fianna Fáil politicians are polling well in the Glenties LEA, with current Councillor Seamus O’Domhnaill and former Donegal GAA caption Anthony Molloy securing 1161 and 1400 votes respectively.So far in the Glenties LEA, Independent Councillor Micheál Choilm Mac Giolla Easbuig is the only candidate to have secured a seat, having sailed over the quota of 1,875 on the first count with 2,007 first preferences.Sinn Féin’s John Sheamuis Ó Fearraigh could retain his seat on the next count, needing only a further 125 redistributed votes to retain his seat.  Here are the figures after the sixth count:Brian Carr (SF) +223 … 1211Marie Theresa Gallagher (SF) +38 … 1324Michael Mc Clafferty (Fine Gael) +127 … 1343Noreen McGarvey (FF) +16 … 1171Anthony Molloy (FF) +401 … 1400Seamus O’Domhnaill (FF) +8 … 1161John Sheamuis Ó Fearraigh (SF) +10 … 1750Quota: 1,875, Electorate: 23,165, Turnout: 12,851, Spoiled: 147, Valid: 12,704For live updates as they happen across the county, follow this link:LIVE: Donegal Daily Local Elections 2019 – follow our updatesElections 2019: Enda Bonner loses seat in Glenties was last modified: May 26th, 2019 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegal election resultsdonegal local electionsEnda Bonnerfianna failGlentiesle19le19donegallast_img read more

Giants again forced to tweak outfield plan due to limited production

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO — The Giants haven’t had the luxury of exercising patience with many of their inexperienced outfielders this year, but the club continues to show faith in center fielder Steven Duggar.The 25-year-old rewarded the front office and coaching staff with his fourth home run of the season on Tuesday, a two-run shot into the right center field arcade in a 6-5 Giants win at Oracle Park.The Giants designated Opening Day corner outfielders Connor Joe and Michael Reed within the first …last_img

IDC’s R1bn boost for entrepreneurs

first_img1 September 2008The Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) has launched a R1-billion Transformation and Entrepreneurship Scheme, comprising five different funds as well as an investment and business support grant, to serve the financing and entrepreneurial needs of South Africa’s marginalised groups.The initiative is an umbrella scheme incorporating the Women’s Entrepreneurial Fund (with R400-million being made available for disbursement), the Equity Contribution Fund (with R150-million), the People with Disabilities Fund (with R50-million, as well as the existing IDC Development Fund for Workers (with R250-million) and the IDC Foundation Fund for Communities (with R150-million).“We are committed to creating sustainable economic development opportunities through the funding and promotion of enterprises and industries with a strong job creation element especially in SME and BEE transactions,” IDC chief executive Geoffrey Qhena said in a statement last week.The scheme, which will be managed by the IDC’s Risk Capital Facility unit, has been designed to facilitate the development of targeted marginalised entrepreneurs and enable them to access financing as well as serve as a propeller for new entrants into the formal sector entrepreneurial activity.Each of the five funds has its own qualifying criteria which have been clearly outlined in the information booklet.Investment criteria common to all five funds include a demonstration of economic viability and financial sustainability of the business, and that provisions are made for the employment of people with disabilities.In addition, funding provided will generally not be less than R1-million, while the operations of the applicant must fall within one of the sectors in which IDC investment activity occurs.Qhena said while setting a benchmark for development finance by investing in higher-risk projects, the scheme would complement existing funds provided by the IDC.The ring-fenced scheme also aims to act as a catalyst for the targeted entrepreneurs by providing high-risk and largely concessional capital for start-up businesses, acquisitions and expansions.“The scheme will develop marginalised entrepreneurs – it is also intended to have strong bias towards black women-owned enterprises,” he said.SAinfo reporter Would you like to use this article in your publicationor on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more