*Timmy Dooley. Photograph: Joe Buckley Timmy Dooley (FF) is to take time out before deciding what his future holds following his surprise defeat in the 2020 General Election.
Twice elected to Clare County Council representing the Progressive Democrats and a two time General Election candidate for the party, Mary Mannion gives her General Election prediction to The Clare Echo.
“It’s positive”, are the words repeated by Pat Breen (FG) as he conducted a day long canvass of Kilrush on Friday.
*Photograph: Martin Connolly It began earlier than expected but the battle is on as candidates from all over the county begin their campaign to be elected to Dáil Éireann.
*Joe Carey. Photograph: Yvonne Vaughan Photography Clare’s thirteen Fianna Fáil councillors will come under pressure to back the Government’s National Broadband Plan, Deputy Joe Carey (FG) has stated.
*Clare Fianna Fáil PRO Michael McTigue, Micheál Martin & Cllr Cathal Crowe. Photograph: John O’Brien Electing an extra Clare TD is the target for Fianna Fáil, party leader Micheál Martin has outlined.
Clare TD Timmy Dooley remains suspended from the Fianna Fáil front bench despite a report recommending no disciplinary action for his role in a voting controversy in Dáil Éireann last week.
*Fianna Fáil TD, Timmy Dooley. Photograph: John Mangan Clare TD, Timmy Dooley has been temporarily suspended from his position on the Fianna Fáil front bench.
Following last Monday’s decision by members of Clare County Council to increase the local property tax by fifteen percent, Sinn Féin have hit out at the move describing it as “an unjust tax on the family home”.
*Alan O’Callaghan. Photograph: Eamon Ward Securing 326 extra first preference votes in the space of five years was ‘critical’ for Alan O’Callaghan in retaining his seat on the County Council.