North Clare has among the lowest spread of COVID-19 in the Republic of Ireland while levels across the county also remain low.
*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.
*Mike Taylor. Photograph: Martin Connolly Comments from Taoiseach Leo Varadkar along with suggestions of co-living by Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy “deeply hindered” the prospects of Fine Gael candidates in Clare for the local elections according to one runner who felt his own liberal views decreased his West Clare vote.
*PJ Kelly. Photograph: Martin Connolly An elected representative since 1974, PJ Kelly has been ever present on Clare County Council but 2019 saw him receive his highest ever backing from an electorate.
*Joseph Woulfe. Photograph: Martin Connolly Joseph Woulfe’s first entry into politics caused quite the stir with the Quilty farmer coming 184 votes shy of causing the shock of the election.