*Cllr Tony O’Brien. Photograph: Martin Connolly Ten years on from losing his seat on Clare County Council, Tony O’Brien capped off a special weekend with his election to the local authority for the third time.
*Photograph: Eamon Ward Six of Clare’s twenty eight councillors attended all Municipal District meetings over the last five years.
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.
*Photograph: Tulla Tidy Towns Plans to build 22 social houses in Tulla will not be able to proceed if capacity issues exist regarding water supply.
*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.
Overlay works due to take place in Mountshannon between July and September will require patience and co-operation from locals, Cllr Pat Burke has said.
*Photograph: Eoin O’Hagan Necessary road works and the delay to complete them has caused “a lot of inconvenience” for the businesses and residents of Scariff.
*Photograph: Taka Aylelower Proposed social housing in Tulla needs to contain “a mix of people” so that it individuals struggling to get a mortgage have an opportunity to purchase a house there, East Clare councillors have stressed. In February, Clare County Council confirmed it had purchased a 1.83 hectare site which would delivery 22 social…
*Photograph: Gary Collins Almost thirty years on from running in his first local election, Cllr Pat Hayes is still keen to remain as a representative on Clare County Council. Since 1999, Pat Hayes has been Fianna Fáil’s best performer in each electoral area he has contested, his place on the ballot paper for 2019 was…
*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…