*Molly McPhillips. Photograph: Arthur Ellis Nine-year-old Molly McPhillips, a 3rd class student at St Senan’s Primary School in Shannon has won a competition to design a new biodiversity garden in the town.
*Garret McPhillips. Photograph: Martin Connolly Garret McPhillips has stopped his Fine Gael party from taking legal action following the outcome of a recheck in a dramatic Shannon Municipal District election count on Sunday.
*Mark Nestor is raised aloft. Photograph: Martin Connolly Clare County Council’s newest 28 elected representatives have been confirmed following the conclusion of the two day count at Treacys West County Hotel in Ennis.
*Cllr Gerry Flynn. Photograph: Eamon Ward An additional candidate running in Shannon Town plus a public backlash from giving his ‘honest opinion’ on The Venue project has Cllr Gerry Flynn braced for a battle in the local elections.
*Eugene Long (centre) with Joe Carey and John McInerney Upon retiring from An Garda Síochána in February after 34 years of service, Eugene Long did not envisage an entry into local politics.
*Cllr Tom McNamara & Cllr John Crowe. Photograph: Eamon Ward It’s shaping up to a busy year for the Crowe family from Sixmilebridge in sport and politics, over the coming months John wants to see them soar.