*Former TD Brendan Daly makes a speech at the DeValera monument. Photograph: Natasha Barton. FORMER CLARE TD AND MINISTER, Brendan Daly (FF) has died with his warmth, charm and intellect among the traits coming to the fore in tributes.
Micheál Martin addresses the crowd surrounded by Mike Enright, Timmy Dooley, Cathal Crowe, Michael McTigue and Brendan Daly. Photograph: Natasha Barton EAST Clare’s role in the fight for Irish independence and the contribution of Éamon de Valera to political life in the county and country was acknowledged on Sunday.
*Photograph: Eamon Ward Fianna Fáil have been rocked by the retirement of another sitting councillor. Clare’s longest serving local politician, PJ Kelly and former Mayor Bill Chambers were confirmed as the party’s two candidates in the Kilrush Local Electoral Area. Members were left surprised on Friday night when Cllr Tom McNamara announced his retirement from …