This Wednesday saw the Killaloe Municipal District hold their first meeting since the local elections, Beckha Doyle was frustrated and disappointed there wasn’t a new face among them but she’s adamant her time in politics will come.
*Barry O’Donovan. Photograph: Martin Connolly As the Green Party secured their first seat on Clare County Council since the 2009 election of Brian Meaney, one of their two candidates in the county maintained the elected councillors need to stand up and address ‘climate chaos’.
*Alan O’Callaghan. Photograph: Eamon Ward Securing 326 extra first preference votes in the space of five years was ‘critical’ for Alan O’Callaghan in retaining his seat on the County Council.
*Roisin Garvey. Photograph: Martin Connolly Twenty years ago Roisin Garvey made a promise to her then unborn son that some day she would run for election, that day came and resulted in her winning a seat on Clare County Council on Saturday.
*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.
Five seats are on offer in the Killaloe Municipal District with five sitting councillors competing with five other candidates, four of which are contesting an election for the first time.
Pressure is mounting on the National Transport Authority to reverse it’s decision to award the TCU contract for Clare Bus to Limerick Local Link as opposed to Clare Accessible Transport.
A decision from the National Transport Authority (NTA) to take the contract for the county’s rural transport co-ordination unit (TCU) from Clare Accessible Transport (CAT) and award it to Limerick Local Link has been met with widespread hostility and labelled “a grave act of injustice”.
Posters of sitting councillors in the Killaloe Municipal District will not be visible for May’s local elections, their decision has been welcomed by new candidates who are annoyed not to have been consulted about the charter.
*Photograph by Gary Collins Fine Gael are well placed to win three seats in the Killaloe Municipal District for the first time in the party’s history according to Cllr Pat Burke. Elected to the Council on his first attempt in 2009, Burke is hoping this May he will record a three in a row. He…