Cllr Tony O’Brien

‘Squeezed middle’ unable to avail of Council house or afford a mortgage

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Income thresholds set for individuals trying to apply for social housing need to be reviewed, it was claimed. Aisling Corcoran of the Respond Housing Association briefed members of the Social Development SPC in Clare County Council on Wednesday last. She praised the local authority for looking at homeless hubs within the county but highlighted the …

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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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Wiley concerned by lack of youth in Fianna Fáil

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Although he was unsuccessful in his bid to become a Fianna Fáil candidate in the local elections in May, Liam Wiley will get behind their Killaloe representatives and hope to be rewarded in five years time. Party members voted at convention on Friday for sitting councillors Alan O’Callaghan, Tony O’Brien and Pat Hayes to contest …

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O’Brien keen to remain as Killaloe’s voice on the Council

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*Photograph: Boru Tri Club For the fourth local election in succession, Tony O’Brien will put his name forward for the people of the Killaloe Municipal District. As it stands, he is the sole councillor from East Clare’s largest town. According to the 2016 Census, Killaloe had a population of 1,484, O’Brien is adamant he needs …

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Fianna Fáil hoping three is the magic number in Killaloe

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Fianna Fáil have selected three candidates to contest the 2019 local elections for the Killaloe Municipal District. A convention took place in Tulla on Friday evening where sitting councillors Alan O’Callaghan, Tony O’Brien and Pat Hayes were selected to represent the party next May. Liam Wiley, a son of former councillor Colm was unsuccessful in …

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Budget of €117.6m passed by Council

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A draft budget of €117.6m has been passed by elected officials of Clare County Council. Over €30m is being assigned to road transport and safety in the county as part of the Budget. Housing and building requires €18,657,083 while a further breakdown of the costs sees €17m for Development Management, €14m for Environmental Services, €12m …

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