*Photograph: Joe Buckley

ALL TWENTY eight seats on Clare County Council for the 2024-2029 term have been filled following an action packed two-day count.

There was defeat for the sitting trio of Cllr PJ Ryan (IND), Cllr Cillian Murphy (FF) and Cllr Liam Grant (GP) while the county’s female representation has soared to an all-time high of six.

Fianna Fáil continue to hold the majority in the Council, they have fourteen seats. Fine Gael have gone from eight to nine, Sinn Féin have doubled their representation on the local authority, the Greens have lost their seat in Clare and Independents have lost two seats even though Dinny Gould (IND) has been elected.

Kilrush LEA (five seats)
Cllr Dinny Gould (IND)
Cllr Rita McInerney (FF)
Cllr Ian Lynch (IND)
Cllr Gabriel Keating (FG)
Cllr Michael Shannon (FF)

Ennis MD (Seven Seats)
Cllr Pat Daly (FF)
Cllr Mary Howard (FG)
Cllr Antoinette Baker Bashua (FF)
Cllr Paul Murphy (FG)
Cllr Tommy Guilfoyle (SF)
Cllr Clare Colleran Molloy (FF)
Cllr Tom O’Callaghan (FF)

Ennistymon LEA (Four Seats)
Cllr Bill Slattery (FG)
Cllr Joe Garrihy (FG)
Cllr Shane Talty (FF)
Cllr Joe Killeen (FF)

Killaloe MD (Five Seats)
Cllr Joe Cooney (FG)
Cllr Pat Hayes (FF)
Cllr Alan O’Callaghan (FF)
Cllr Tony O’Brien (FF)
Cllr Pat Burke (FG)

Shannon MD’s seven councillors elected:
Cllr David Griffin (FF)
Cllr Donna McGettigan (SF)
Cllr John Crowe (FG)
Cllr Rachel Hartigan (FF)
Cllr Pat O’Gorman (FF)
Cllr Michael Begley (IND)
Cllr Tony Mulcahy (FG)

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