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Head to head battles to determine outcome in Killaloe Municipal District

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Five seats are on offer in the Killaloe Municipal District with five sitting councillors competing with five other candidates, four of which are contesting an election for the first time.

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Cooney concerned by ‘dead’ small villages and towns in Clare

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*Cllr Joe Cooney. Photograph: Eamon Ward For the last two elections, Joe Cooney secured more first preference votes than any other candidate in the county but he’s insisting “there are no guarantees in life” as the countdown to May 24th continues.

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Sitting councillors & prospective candidates in Killaloe clash on posters

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Posters of sitting councillors in the Killaloe Municipal District will not be visible for May’s local elections, their decision has been welcomed by new candidates who are annoyed not to have been consulted about the charter. 

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Hayes goes Independent following defection from Labour Party

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*Dermot Hayes with the late Martin Naughton.  Dermot Hayes will run as an Independent candidate in the Ennis Municipal District for May’s local elections.

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Burke maintains rural Clare is not being neglected

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*Photograph by Gary Collins Fine Gael are well placed to win three seats in the Killaloe Municipal District for the first time in the party’s history according to Cllr Pat Burke. Elected to the Council on his first attempt in 2009, Burke is hoping this May he will record a three in a row. He…

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Fine Gael choose candidates in Ennistymon, Killaloe & Ennis

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Fine Gael have opted for a three candidate strategy in both Ennis and Killaloe for the 2019 local elections while at present they have one expression of interest to represent the party in Ennistymon. On Monday night, Cllr Bill Slattery was declared as the party’s sole candidate in the Ennistymon Municipal District. The Lahinch man…

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O’Callaghan braced for ‘dog eat dog canvass’ in East Clare

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*Photograph: Eamon Ward Leas Cathaoirleach of Clare County Council, Cllr Alan O’Callaghan has himself geared up for canvassing the length and breadth of East Clare over the coming months. On Friday, he topped the poll at a Fianna Fáil convention which selected their three candidates for the Killaloe MD. Coming first was a pleasant surprise…

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O’Halloran running in Killaloe MD for 2019 elections

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Increased focus is turning to next year’s local elections following a redrawing of the municipal districts in Clare, Ger O’Halloran is the first non-sitting councillor to announce his intentions to run in 2019. A candidate in the Ennis Municipal District for the 2014 election, just three votes separated O’Halloran from Clare Colleran Molloy for the…

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Colleran Molloy to lose Quin & Clooney support

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Changes to the electoral areas of Co Clare will come into effect for next year’s local elections following a new report from the Local Electoral Area Boundary Commission, it will pose big challenges for some sitting councillors. Cllr Clare Colleran Molloy is one such elected representative with a big decision on her hands. With the…

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Eoin Neylon: Christmas for political nerds

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Eoin Neylon, The Clare Echo’s Political Columnist examines the political landscape in Clare following the publication of a report by the Local Electoral Area Boundary Committee. For a political nerd, Thursday morning was like Christmas. There’s nothing more we love than an excuse to pour over facts and figures and break out the maps to…

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