*Marie O’Callaghan, Tom O’Callaghan and Darragh O’Callaghan. Photograph: Joe Buckley TOM O’CALLAGHAN is to become the newest Clare councillor after he received the majority backing from Fianna Fáil members in Ennis to fill the seat vacated by Mark Nestor.
*Taoiseach Micheál Martin flanked by Senator Timmy Dooley and Deputy Cathal Crowe. Photograph: Natasha Barton THREE CLARE POLITICIANS have been included in the list of 52 Irish politicians banned from entering Russia.
*Kilrush Marina. ALLOCATION OF €3.5m in Government funding for the development of a maritime training centre and research base for the offshore renewable energy sector has been hailed as the biggest announcement for West Clare since Moneypoint in the 1980s.
*Mike Taylor. Photograph: Martin Connolly FINE GAEL member and 2019 local election candidate, Mike Taylor has joined the political team of Clare TD, Violet-Anne Wynne (IND).