Outgoing Clare TD, Dr Michael Harty has predicted either Michael McNamara (IND) or Cllr Roisin Garvey (Greens) will be elected to Dáil Éireann with one Fine Gael casualty.
Trudy Leyden has become the first Ennis candidate to enter the race for the upcoming General Election.
Interviews for the appointment of a permanent GP in Newmarket-on-Fergus will be held over the next two to three weeks.
*Photograph: Martin Connolly It began earlier than expected but the battle is on as candidates from all over the county begin their campaign to be elected to Dáil Éireann.
*Photograph: Arthur Ellis A 13km private road testing facility for driverless vehicles is to be constructed in the Shannon Free Zone.
Avara’s short-term future has been guaranteed as a buyer of the site has been secured which will keep workers in employment in Shannon until July while efforts are continuing to put long-term arrangements in place.
*Photograph: Joe Buckley Dealing with derelict houses has been suggested as central to enticing further businesses to set up in Newmarket-on-Fergus.
214 awards were issued to Clare families in the first three weeks after applications to the National Childcare Scheme opened.
*Tom Casey and his wife Bernie. Photograph: Joe Buckley “A turf war” is preventing progress in solving the almost annual issue of flooding at Ballycar, Clare TDs have stated.
*Pat Hayes. Photograph: Martin Connolly Fianna Fáil have bit back at comments from Deputy Joe Carey (FG) by accusing the TD of delivering nothing for the county in terms of broadband while questioning their stance on the National Broadband Plan.