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O’Callaghan delighted to prevail in ‘election dogfight’

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*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.

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Hayes calls on party leader to end confidence and supply

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*Pat Hayes. Photograph: Martin Connolly Elections bring out a mix of emotions and that was certainly the case for Pat Hayes who was delighted first and foremost to be the second candidate elected in the Killaloe Municipal District but disgusted with the ongoing treatment of East Clare especially regarding Clare Bus.

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Crowe’s General Election bid ready for take-off following LE19 triumph

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*Cathal Crowe and his supporters celebrate. Photograph: Martin Connolly Cathal Crowe’s upcoming General Election bid has taken flight following his greatest political performance.

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O’Loghlen ready to step up for North Clare

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Politics and elections have always been in Martin O’Loghlen’s life but on May 24th it will be his name on the ballot paper instead of the many candidates he has helped get over the line.

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Nestor breaks his no election poster promise

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A Fianna Fáil local election candidate who committed to not using posters during the campaign has broken his word.

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‘I saw more backsides on a trolley than in my nursing career’

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*Patricia McNamara addressed the crowd at Sunday’s protest. Photograph: John Mangan A retired nurse who also experienced life as a hospital patient recently has declared there “is no privacy or dignity” for individuals receiving medical care at University Hospital Limerick (UHL)

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Farming, fishing & tourism key to combating rural depopulation – Murphy

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*Cillian Murphy. Photograph: Valerie O’Sullivan Fifteen years on from last seeking a seat on Clare County Council, Cillian Murphy feels “it’s time” to try bring pro community and West Clare ideas to the local authority.

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Chambers wants Cooraclare’s history of having a councillor to continue

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*Cllr Bill Chambers. Photograph: Gary Collins “Politics is a tough life,” Bill Chambers admitted but it’s one he wants to stay in as the countdown to May’s local elections continue. He forms the Fianna Fáil ticket in the Kilrush local electoral area alongside Cllr PJ Kelly. “It’s going to be a hard few weeks, a…

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McNamara to continue community activism post politics

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*Cllr Tom McNamara. Photograph: Gary Collins Tom McNamara has become the third sitting Fianna Fáil councillior to announce his retirement from politics. At the party’s selection convention for the Kilrush Local Electoral Area (LEA) on Friday, the sixty five year old confirmed he would not be seeking re-election for a third term to Clare County…

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Fianna Fáil leader visits Kilrush

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Fianna Fáil leader, Micheál Martin visited West Clare on Friday to open the new constituency office of general election candidate, Rita McInerney. Deputy Martin took the opportunity to visit the Kilrush Community School and to canvass the town of Kilrush meeting locals and calling into businesses plus a visit to the Vandeleur Walled Garden. Speaking…

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