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3 Cllrs attended all Council meetings this term

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Three councillors attended all ninety nine meetings of Clare County Council from 2014 to 2019, The Clare Echo can reveal.

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Votes up for grabs in Kilrush LEA

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One new councillor is guaranteed in the Kilrush LEA with the unlikely possibility of more as nine candidates including four sitting councillors competing for five seats.

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‘Boxer Moran must carry out promise’ for coastal protection in Clare

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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).

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Retiring quintet attend final Council meeting

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*The retiring five; Michael Hillery, Christy Curtin, James Breen, Richard Nagle, Tom McNamara. Photograph: Eamon Ward Five local representatives with a combined service of 130 years have this week attended their final meeting as elected members of Clare County Council.

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O’Loghlen ready to step up for North Clare

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Politics and elections have always been in Martin O’Loghlen’s life but on May 24th it will be his name on the ballot paper instead of the many candidates he has helped get over the line.

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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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