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15 candidates fighting for 7 seats in Ennis Municipal District

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Ennis will be electing at least one new councillor following tomorrow’s local elections. 

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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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Norton had no doubts about wanting to retain Council seat

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*Cllr Ann Norton. Photograph: Gary Collins Five years on from bursting onto the political scene in Clare, Cllr Ann Norton has no intentions of leaving public office just yet.

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Turning 18 a milestone in the political life of Mark Nestor

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At 27 years of age, Mark Nestor is Fianna Fáil’s youngest candidate in Clare for the local elections and he has been handed the challenge of ensuring they retain three seats in the Ennis Municipal District in the wake of Cllr Tom McNamara’s retirement.

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Change to Clare Bus contract “a grave act of injustice”

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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”.

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Need to purchase properties stressed for Council to meet housing targets

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Concern has been expressed that Clare County Council will come up short of meeting their Rebuilding Ireland housing targets for 2019 if it is prohibited from purchasing additional housing units.

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Clare councillors pass no confidence motion in Simon Harris

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A motion of no confidence in Minister for Health, Simon Harris was approved by elected members of Clare County Council on Monday evening.

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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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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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Ennis Data Centre ‘will be the same as having a goldmine’

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‘An unbelievable’ spin off for Co Clare is envisaged from the Ennis Data Centre while the concerns of local residents must be heeded, a recent Council meeting has heard.

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