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Postmaster Talty hoping to deliver for Fianna Fáil in local elections

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As a first time candidate for the local elections on May 24th, Shane Talty views himself as “a step towards the future” and he’s counting on the Ennistymon local electoral area to think the same when it comes to polling day.

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Christy bringing the curtain down on political career

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*Photograph: Gary Collins Christy Curtin has announced he will retire from politics next month.

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Chambers wants Cooraclare’s history of having a councillor to continue

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*Cllr Bill Chambers. Photograph: Gary Collins “Politics is a tough life,” Bill Chambers admitted but it’s one he wants to stay in as the countdown to May’s local elections continue. He forms the Fianna Fáil ticket in the Kilrush local electoral area alongside Cllr PJ Kelly. “It’s going to be a hard few weeks, a…

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Regular occurrence of illegal encampment outside Spanish Point Golf Club

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Illegal parking outside Spanish Golf Club is to be monitored with signage to be installed in the coming weeks. Cllr Michael Hillery requested measures be taken by Clare County Council “to prevent illegal parking in the interest of safety” at the car park in front of Spanish Point Golf Club. The local authority has confirmed…

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McNamara to continue community activism post politics

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*Cllr Tom McNamara. Photograph: Gary Collins Tom McNamara has become the third sitting Fianna Fáil councillior to announce his retirement from politics. At the party’s selection convention for the Kilrush Local Electoral Area (LEA) on Friday, the sixty five year old confirmed he would not be seeking re-election for a third term to Clare County…

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‘Time was right’ for Nagle to retire

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Richard Nagle has said the time was right to retire from his position as an elected representative of Clare County Council. Nagle will not contest May’s local elections despite being selected as a Fianna Fáil candidate in December. His upcoming retirement was first reported by The Clare Champion, it now means the party will be…

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Colleran Molloy ‘no longer a newbie’ in Clare politics

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*Photograph by Eamon Ward A self-described “newbie” when elected to the Council four years ago, Cllr Clare Colleran Molloy is counting on her increased profile and track record to ensure she retains her seat. She has been selected to run in the Ennis Municipal District alongside Cllr Pat Daly for May’s local elections. At the…

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Blake’s Corner hindering economic development in Ennistymon

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Fianna Fáil’s only candidate for the Ennistymon electoral area has singled out fixing Blake’s Corner as a key aim in his bid to be re-elected. Cllr Richard Nagle was co-opted onto Clare County Council in 1997 and has been a permanent fixture since. On Sunday, he was one of two nominees at the Fianna Fáil…

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Anger in Ennis as Fianna Fáil conventions take place

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Fianna Fáil held three selection conventions on Sunday and its directive to stick with two candidates has left party members angry and annoyed. Members voiced their unhappiness with such a policy being followed in the Ennis Municipal District. At present, the party has three councillors on the EMD, however it is anticipated that Tom McNamara…

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Hillery retiring from politics

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*Photograph: Gary Collins Long serving Fianna Fáil councillor, Michael Hillery is to retire from politics. A nephew of sixth President of Ireland, Dr. Patrick Hillery, Michael announced at a selection convention for the Ennistymon area on Sunday that he will step down from politics in May and not seek re-election to Clare County Council. “I…

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