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‘Neighbours at war’ over controversial Ennis cycle lanes

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Traffic calming measures which include a cycle lane linking St Flannan’s College and the Kilrush Rd have generated such a reaction that Clare County Council have confirmed they will carry out a review on the completed works.

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Clarecastle playwright John O’ Donovan to feature ‘top secret’ new work this September

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  Clarecastle native and playwright John O’ Donovan’s work effuses both sagacity and wit. Despite leaving for London over ten years ago, Irish sentiments are deeply embroiled in John’s characters. Speaking with the Clare Echo, Johns talks about his authorial pilgrimage from humble beginnings to the illustrious but not always glamourous life of an Irish…

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Flynn becomes Mayor of Ennis MD for second time

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*Cllr Clare Colleran Molloy & Bernadette Haugh put the Mayoral chains on Cllr Johnny Flynn. Photograph: Eamon Ward Johnny Flynn has been elected Mayor of Ennis for the second time in his political career.

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McGettigan more disappointed with turnout rather than election result

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*Donna Deirdre McGettigan. Photograph: Martin Connolly Eliminated on the third count of the local elections in the Ennis Municipal District, Donna Deirdre McGettigan was more downbeat with the 51 percent turnout in the constituency as opposed to the outcome.

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Daly endures ‘scary’ wait to retain position on Council

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*Pat Daly and Clare Colleran Molloy. Photograph: Martin Connolly In the four elections he contested up until last weekend Pat Daly never had to endure a wait until the final count to secure his seat, the new experience was “scary” for the Ennis man.

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More political pain for Ger O’Halloran

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*Ger O’Halloran. Photograph: Martin Connolly In his second bid to become a county councillor, Ger O’Halloran once again came up short as the closest candidate to the elected bunch.

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Nestor ‘over the moon’ at becoming Clare’s youngest councillor

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*Mark Nestor celebrates surrounded by friends and family. Photograph: Martin Connolly Sunday’s election of Mark Nestor to the Ennis Municipal District on the eighth count means that at 27 years of age he is the youngest councillor in Clare.

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Labour needs ‘significant change’ – Seamus Ryan

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“Significant change is needed” in the Labour Party according to the only candidate they ran in Clare for the local elections.

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“There’s a fine line” Fonso’s election bid comes up short

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*Alfsono D’Auria. Photograph: Martin Connolly It may have crossed his mind to contest the 2014 local elections but the weekend was Alfonso D’Auria’s first taste of politics as he attended his first election count following his attempt to win a seat on Clare County Council.

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Six councillors record 100% attendance at Municipal District meetings

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*Photograph: Eamon Ward Six of Clare’s twenty eight councillors attended all Municipal District meetings over the last five years.

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