*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.
POSTMASTER Shane Talty says he is “overwhelmed” after delivering the first big story of the 2019 local elections in Clare by landing a knockout on the first count in Ennistymon LEA. Talty, a first time runner, was the only candidate elected on the first count in Ennistymon with 1,977 votes and was raised above the…
Three councillors attended all ninety nine meetings of Clare County Council from 2014 to 2019, The Clare Echo can reveal.
*Cllr Mike McKee Mike McKee winning a seat on Clare County Council was the success story of the 2014 local elections, retaining it is now the challenge for the Shannon representative and his team of canvassers.
*Joe Floyd It’s never been about voting for the party when it comes to politics for Joe Floyd, rather he opted to go for the candidate he felt had the most integrity, he’s calling on the voters of the Killaloe Municipal District to do likewise.
Coastal protection works at three locations in the county have remained on hold due to insufficient funding being provided by the Office of Public Works (OPW).
Obesity is being assisted through the charges and opening hours for accessing community sporting facilities, one West Clare representative has stated.
*John McInerney of Clare County Council lowers the Irish flag to half mast. An Irish identity needs to be emphasised across Co Clare with councillors calling for the national flag to be erected at libraries and district offices throughout the county.
Dermot Hayes has hit out at the amount of Council houses built in Clare from 2016 to 2018 and has called on the county’s electorate to end “the cosy consensus between long-time councillors and the top table”.
Shannon Heritage has lodged plans for a significant multi-million euro development at the internationally famous Bunratty Castle and Folk Park.