*Timmy Dooley. Photograph: Joe Buckley Timmy Dooley (FF) has been nominated to contest the upcoming Seanad Election.
Former Progressive Democrat councillor Mary Mannion looks at the role of the under thirties in seeing Clare elect a Sinn Féin TD for the first time since 1922.
*Pat Breen with family at the General Election count. Photograph: Joe Buckley Retiring before the General Election ‘was never an option’, defeated Junior Minister Pat Breen (FG) has revealed.
“A seismic shift in the way people think about politics” was evident according to Martin Conway (FG) as he reflected on the results of the weekend’s outcome in Clare.
*Caimin Jones at the Count Centre in The Falls Hotel. Photograph: John Mangan Founder of Clare FM and ex RTÉ broadcaster, Caimin Jones believed the 2020 General Election was the most remarkable since 1992.
*Photograph: John Mangan David Barrett (IND) has admitted his first entry into politics was “disappointing”.
*Cathal Crowe is elected. Photograph: Joe Buckley WHETHER it was watching The Wiggles with his one-year old daughter Eve or cleaning out his home office, South-East Clare’s new TD Cathal Crowe (FF) spent much of the weekend busying himself in a bid to take his mind off election matters.
*Joseph Woulfe. Photograph: John Mangan Having come up short in bids to be elected at local and national level in the past nine months, Joseph Woulfe (IND) outlined that he has another election on the horizon over the coming weeks.
There were surprises aplenty in the election race, the first count elimination of Conor O’Brien (Renua) was not one of them.
*Violet-Anne Wynne arrives at the Count Centre. Photograph: John Mangan Cameras, crews and onlookers surrounded Violet Anne Wynne as the tenth count was announced and she was the second candidate to reach the quota, it was a situation that wasn’t predicted by many.