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Labour needs ‘significant change’ – Seamus Ryan

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“Significant change is needed” in the Labour Party according to the only candidate they ran in Clare for the local elections.

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Clare elects its 28 councillors

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*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.

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7 sitting candidates face 3 challengers in Shannon MD

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Though seven sitting councillors are competing against three challengers for the seven seats on offer, the Shannon MD will be a lot tighter than what is suggested on paper.

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Department urged to fund Newmarket-on-Fergus social enterprise

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*Newmarket-on-Fergus main street. Photograph: Gerry Ryan Renewed calls have been made for funding to be provided for a social food enterprise development in Newmarket-on-Fergus.

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An Post had ‘no prior notice’ of Ardnacrusha post office closure

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An Post had “no prior notice” of the sudden closure of Ardnacrusha’s Post Office earlier this week.

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Local election candidate undecided on whether Limerick border should extend into Clare

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A Shannon Banks resident who will contest the local elections in Clare this May has mixed views on whether Limerick should be allowed extend its county boundary to the area in which she lives. Betty Walsh will represent The Social Democrats in the Shannon Municipal District having previously contested the 1999 local election in the…

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Betty’s back 20 years after last local election bid

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Twenty years on from contesting her last local election in Clare, Betty Walsh is back but with a different party. In 1999, Betty was one of seven candidates in the four seat Killaloe constituency where she polled 397 first preference votes while flying the flag for The Labour Party. “People here were not represented, it…

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Social Democrats contesting first election in Clare

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The Social Democrats will seek to have an elected representative on Clare County Council for the first time after the local elections in May. Three candidates have been confirmed to represent the party which was founded in July 2015 by Catherine Murphy, Stephen Donnelly and Roisin Shorthall. Donnelly has since left the party and is…

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