*Garret McPhillips. Photograph: Martin Connolly Garret McPhillips has stopped his Fine Gael party from taking legal action following the outcome of a recheck in a dramatic Shannon Municipal District election count on Sunday.
Three councillors attended all ninety nine meetings of Clare County Council from 2014 to 2019, The Clare Echo can reveal.
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 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.
*Cllr Gerry Flynn. Photograph: Eamon Ward An additional candidate running in Shannon Town plus a public backlash from giving his ‘honest opinion’ on The Venue project has Cllr Gerry Flynn braced for a battle in the local elections.
Of all 51 candidates for the local elections on May 24th, Shannon councillor Gerry Flynn was the only one to refuse to sign a pledge to give his support for the restoration of health services to Co Clare.
*Dr. Des Shearer. Photograph: John Mangan A Junior Doctor working at University Hospital Limerick has criticised Taoiseach Leo Varadkar for failing to visit hospitals during his recent trips to the Mid-West.
The feasibility of requesting town status for parts of South Clare has been questioned by a local election candidate.
*Violet-Anne Wynne and Donna Deirdre McGettigan. Sinn Féin representatives in Clare are seeking an emergency rent freeze for three years in the county.
Five Clare students this week addressed elected representatives of the local authority demanding action on climate change.