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Newmarket-on-Fergus native, Páraic McMahon is a freelance journalist and broadcaster currently working for numerous national and local publications including The Clare Echo, The Irish Examiner, The Irish Independent, The Irish Times, RTÉ, TheJournal.ie, The42.ie. A graduate of Mary Immaculate College, Páraic was previously employed by The Clare Herald and Clare FM. If you have a story, tip or some feedback for him then send an email to - paraic@clareecho.ie

15 candidates fighting for 7 seats in Ennis Municipal District

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Ennis will be electing at least one new councillor following tomorrow’s local elections. 

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Taoiseach reminded about shortage of second level places in Clare

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*Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at Scoil Chriost Ri, Cloughleigh. Photograph: Martin Connolly Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has been reminded that 40 children in Ennis are without a secondary school for September.

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Kilrush needs to be West Clare’s benchmark – Cllr Lynch

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*Cllr Ian Lynch. Photograph: Gary Collins Kilrush must set the way for the rest of West Clare and Cllr Ian Lynch is adamant the town needs a voice on Clare County Council to do just that.

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Trump to meet Varadkar in Shannon before Doonbeg stay

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Donald Trump’s visit to Co Clare has been confirmed with the President of the United States of America due to arrive in Ireland on June 5th.

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Woulfe hoping to blow down the doors of Clare County Council

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*Joseph Woulfe When it comes to being a county councillor, first-time local election candidate Joseph Woulfe insisted it’s people skills not political experience that is required.

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McKee determined to lead revival of Shannon if re-elected

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*Cllr Mike McKee Mike McKee winning a seat on Clare County Council was the success story of the 2014 local elections, retaining it is now the challenge for the Shannon representative and his team of canvassers.

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‘Urgent action’ needed to prevent further closure of Clare post offices

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North Clare election candidate Róisín Garvey has warned that urgent action is needed to prevent the further closure of post offices in Clare.

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Floyd will fight till the bitter end in election bid

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*Joe Floyd It’s never been about voting for the party when it comes to politics for Joe Floyd, rather he opted to go for the candidate he felt had the most integrity, he’s calling on the voters of the Killaloe Municipal District to do likewise.

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‘Boxer Moran must carry out promise’ for coastal protection in Clare

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Coastal protection works at three locations in the county have remained on hold due to insufficient funding being provided by the Office of Public Works (OPW).

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Shannon Airport ‘not getting a fair crack of the whip – PJ Ryan

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*Cllr PJ Ryan. Photograph: Gary Collins It took three attempts for PJ Ryan to win a seat on Clare County Council and at the conclusion of the weekend he is hoping to have retained that seat for the third election in a row.

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