*Alfsono D’Auria. Photograph: Martin Connolly It may have crossed his mind to contest the 2014 local elections but the weekend was Alfonso D’Auria’s first taste of politics as he attended his first election count following his attempt to win a seat on Clare County Council.
*Mark Nestor is raised aloft. Photograph: Martin Connolly Clare County Council’s newest 28 elected representatives have been confirmed following the conclusion of the two day count at Treacys West County Hotel in Ennis.
Ennis will be electing at least one new councillor following tomorrow’s local elections.
Alfonso D’Auria has pledged to be the voice of soletraders and business personnel if elected to Clare County Council.
Two Independent candidates have entered the race for May’s local elections in the Ennis Municipal District.