*Ian Lynch. Photograph: Martin Connolly Having narrowly retained his place on Clare County Council, Ian Lynch has urged Fianna Fáil to continue the power sharing agreement that has existed with the local authority for the past fifteen years.
*Bill Chambers and his grandson. Photograph: Martin Connolly He’s been an elected representative on Clare County Council since 1985 and Bill Chambers is looking forward to what the next term brings with his Fianna Fáil party adding young blood in the guise of Mark Nestor and Shane Talty.
*Ann Norton Having gone from being the first candidate home in 2014 to the receiving the lowest first preference of all successful Ennis Municipal District, it proved to be an emotional election for Ann Norton.
*Joe Floyd It’s never been about voting for the party when it comes to politics for Joe Floyd, rather he opted to go for the candidate he felt had the most integrity, he’s calling on the voters of the Killaloe Municipal District to do likewise.
*Photograph: Arthur Ellis A suggested armed response unit in Co Clare has been shot down by the Assistant Commissioner of An Garda Síochána.
BUSINESS owners and residents in the Turnpike area of Ennis have hit out at draft proposal which would see bollards restricting passing trade from parking directly outside their businesses along with the construction of a new car park built in a Gallow’s Hill green area – a proposal which one councillor says he’ll “follow to…