Helicopter problem delays voting on Tory and Inishboffin islands

pollingPolling in the local and European Elections has been delayed on two of Donegal's islands.

A technical issue with the Air Corp Helicopter meant that polling boxes were not able to be delivered this morning to Inishboffin and Tory islands.

The helicopter has since taken off with polling now running on the islands between 12.30 and 4.30pm.

Meanwhile Northern Ireland polling stations have opened and voting has begun in European and local government elections.

In the Derry/Strabane Supercouncil, a total of 71 candidates are contesting the 40 seats up that are for grabs in the newly drawn up seven district electoral wards, five in Derry and two in Strabane.