*Ian Lynch. Photograph: Martin Connolly Having narrowly retained his place on Clare County Council, Ian Lynch has urged Fianna Fáil to continue the power sharing agreement that has existed with the local authority for the past fifteen years.
*Bill Chambers and his grandson. Photograph: Martin Connolly He’s been an elected representative on Clare County Council since 1985 and Bill Chambers is looking forward to what the next term brings with his Fianna Fáil party adding young blood in the guise of Mark Nestor and Shane Talty.
*Ann Norton Having gone from being the first candidate home in 2014 to the receiving the lowest first preference of all successful Ennis Municipal District, it proved to be an emotional election for Ann Norton.
*Joseph Woulfe. Photograph: Martin Connolly Joseph Woulfe’s first entry into politics caused quite the stir with the Quilty farmer coming 184 votes shy of causing the shock of the election.
*Michael Hillery & Christy Curtin. Photograph: Eamon Ward An estimated €500,000 is required for an upgrade of the culvert and drainage in Miltown Malbay which intends to prevent future flooding in the area.
*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.