*Cllr Ian Lynch with his wife Irene and son Reuben at the LE19 count. Photograph: Martin Connolly Getting to spend time with his children during their formative years has prompted Cllr Ian Lynch (IND) not to contest the General Election.
Clare’s longest serving councillor has declared all members of the County Council both elected representatives and staff were “asleep at the wheel” with regard to planning Moneypoint’s future.
Sinn Féin have selected Violet-Anne Wynne as their General Election candidate in Clare.
*Noeleen Moran. Photograph: Martin Connolly Noeleen Moran has confirmed she will not be seeking a nomination from Sinn Féin to contest the upcoming General Election.
*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.
*Michael McNamara. Photograph: Martin Connolly Former Labour TD, Michael McNamara has entered the General Election race as an Independent candidate.
Gardaí are appealing for the public’s assistance as they carry out an investigation into a crash which claimed the life of a woman in Kilrush on Friday.
A Clare Garda is bidding to raise €75,000 so that he can launch an app that will ‘empower young people to make better decisions online’.
Doctored accounts were presented to club delegates at the AGM of the Clare Schoolboys/Schoolgirls Soccer League (CSSL) it has emerged.
*Traffic congestion in Kilrush. Photograph: Páraic McMahon A requested traffic survey to determine the use of Clare’s road network is not needed, senior officials in the local authority have said.