*Photograph: Eamon Ward Six of Clare’s twenty eight councillors attended all Municipal District meetings over the last five years.
Ennis will be electing at least one new councillor following tomorrow’s local elections.
Elected representatives in the Ennis Municipal District have appealed to the public not to give cash to members of the homeless community and instead hand they food or liquids should they wish to assist them.
“Organised begging” is being conducted in Clare’s county town.
*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.
A first time candidate in the local elections, Frank Cullinan has pinpointed Ennis General Hospital as “the major issue” he will work on if successful in his bid to become a county councillor.
A Fianna Fáil local election candidate who committed to not using posters during the campaign has broken his word.
*Some of the crowd gathered at the January 2017 protest. Photograph: Martin Connolly A group behind a protest taking place this Sunday are “demanding” the reopening of the accident and emergency unit plus the upgrade to a model three hospital at Ennis General Hospital.
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.
*Cllr James Breen. Photograph: Martin Connolly “Disgusting” boarded up houses at Watery Rd, Ennis have been described as “a long standing embarrassment” for Clare County Council.