One thing that sets some politicians apart is being ahead of the curve. The public representative that’s seen to be proactive on an issue is the one that gets the limelight, the media coverage and, they hope, the votes that usually come with such attention.
An Garda Síochána have been praised for their engagement with the public and handling of big events in West Clare in the past two months.
US Vice President, Mike Pence has declared “his wish” to visit Ireland later this year which is expected to include a trip to Clare.
*Michael Gubbins. Michael Gubbins has vacated his role as Clare’s Chief Superintendent after less than three months in the position.
*Photograph: Martin Connolly An Ennis based poet who spent three years living in Doonbeg said he found the reception for the Trump family in West Clare to be “stomach wrenching and embarrassing”.
*Protesters gather in Shannon Airport for Donald Trump’s arrival. Photograph: Steve Ford Doonbeg locals that welcomed the visit of Donald Trump and advocates of the US military using Shannon Airport have been equated as supporters of Adolf Hitler.
*Cllr Gerry Flynn. Photograph: Gary Collins Gerry Flynn has been re-elected as the Cathaoirleach of the Shannon Municipal District.
*Back Row (L-R); James Vaughan & Daniel Alves. Front; Gary Davis, Cathal Malone, Cian Cagney, James Hetfield. Photograph c/o: Vaughans Anchor Inn One of the world’s biggest music bands paid a visit to a Liscannor eatery and visited the county’s most popular tourist attraction this week.
*Mick O’Dea, Tommy Comerford, James Griffin & Paul Markham in Doonbeg on Wednesday. Photograph: Martin Connolly As Doonbeg basked in international media coverage due to the visit of US President Donald Trump, locals were determined to display a positive and attractive image of the West Clare village to reap the benefit for the years ahead.
*Shannon Group Chairman, Rose Hynes and Minister of State Patrick O’Donovan TD (right) with US President Donald Trump and US First Lady Melania Trump before boarding Air Force One in Shannon Airport after their visit to Ireland. Photo: Oisin McHugh True Media Donald Trump’s three day hybrid visit to Co Clare has ended with the…