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.
*Cllr Pat McMahon. Photograph: Gary Collins Politics was the never in the plan for Pat McMahon but following the sudden death of his father Andy, he was co-opted to the County Council 45 years ago and hasn’t looked back since.
*Eugene Long (centre) with Joe Carey and John McInerney Upon retiring from An Garda Síochána in February after 34 years of service, Eugene Long did not envisage an entry into local politics.
*Photograph: Shane Casey Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan has been contacted in relation to concerns at staffing levels at Ardnacrusha Garda Station.
The feasibility of requesting town status for parts of South Clare has been questioned by a local election candidate.
*Roche, Clarecastle. Photograph: Martin Connolly “Particular focus” will be emphasised on the Clarecastle site of Roche in the Ennis 2040 plan which had been identified as “an opportunity site” by Clare County Council.
A Clare politician has urged the Irish Government to put an end to Europe’s second longest running television game show ‘if it is serious about dealing with gambling addictions’.
*Photograph: Arthur Ellis Men and women willing to put their lives on the line for their country deserve a better income, Cllr Ann Norton has highlighted.
A decision from the National Transport Authority (NTA) to take the contract for the county’s rural transport co-ordination unit (TCU) from Clare Accessible Transport (CAT) and award it to Limerick Local Link has been met with widespread hostility and labelled “a grave act of injustice”.
Calls for Sli Cara in Shannon to be purchased by Clare County Council to develop a public street in the town have been described as “premature”.