Wednesday August 5, 2020

Galway: Climate scientist finds himself in contention for Galway council seat

26th May, 2019
Hildegarde Naughton, Fine Gael TD, at the count centre at Leisureland, Salthill yesterday Pic: Andrew Downes

The Green Party is in the running to get its first ever Connemara-based candidate elected to the county council.

The party made ground for the first time in south Connemara, where climate scientist Alastair McKinstry polled extremely well in the race for a seat on Galway County Council.

The Dublin native, who has lived in Moycullen in Co Galway for 20 years, picked up an estimated 10.4 per cent of the vote in the area,...

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