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Oliver Garry pulls out of local election race

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*Oliver Garry with Pat Breen and Cllr Johnny Flynn. Photograph c/o Cllr Johnny Flynn Former councillor Oliver Garry has withdrawn his name from the ballot paper for the local elections on May 24th.

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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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12% of Clare LIS applications will be completed in 2019

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*Labasheeda. Photograph: WestClare.net 250 applications are with Clare County Council for the Local Improvement Scheme (LIS) but only 30 are expected to be completed in 2019. Funding is provided to County Councils across the country to carry out improvement works on private and non-publicly maintained roads under the LIS. In 2018, €482,000 was allocated to…

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Councillors’ confidence in Harris does not reflect public feeling

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Elected representatives of Clare County Council may have confidence in the Minister for Health but the people living in the county do not, Cllr PJ Kelly has declared.

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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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Rural residents discriminated against when it comes to broadband

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Unavailability of broadband in parts of West Clare “is a clear case of discrimination against people in rural Ireland”, one resident has claimed. Independent councillor, Christy Curtin hit out at the second class treatment to the people of West Clare when it comes to the provision of broadband at Wednesday’s meeting of the West Clare…

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‘We live in North Munster not North Korea’ – Kelly hits out on planning restrictions

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Regulations for the siting and design of rural houses in Co Clare “is going to impose a communist type house for everybody,” Cllr PJ Kelly has claimed. For the last two successive meetings of Clare County Council, the veteran councillor has put forward the same question asking what determines “the appropriate siting of rural houses”,…

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Kelly & Chambers selected as Fianna Fáil hit with another retirement

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*Photograph: Eamon Ward Fianna Fáil have been rocked by the retirement of another sitting councillor. Clare’s longest serving local politician, PJ Kelly and former Mayor Bill Chambers were confirmed as the party’s two candidates in the Kilrush Local Electoral Area. Members were left surprised on Friday night when Cllr Tom McNamara announced his retirement from…

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West Clare councillors agree not to use election posters

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Outgoing councillors in West Clare have agreed not to use posters for the upcoming local elections in May.   Cllr Ian Lynch in March 2017 initially raised the suggestion to introduce bylaws to abolish posters for future elections, the move was welcomed by all councillors of the West Clare Municipal District at the time and…

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No confidence motion in Health Minister deferred

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A motion of no confidence in Minister for Health, Simon Harris by elected representatives of Clare County Council has been deferred. Harris has been given four weeks to meet with the local authority’s members on the HSE Forum otherwise the motion will be reappearing on the agenda when the Council holds its February meeting. Former…

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