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No posters to be used by sitting Ennis councillors

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*Photograph: Eamon Ward Sitting councillors in the Ennis Municipal District have agreed not to put up posters ahead of May’s local elections. At Tuesday’s meeting, Cllr Paul Murphy put forward the proposal asking elected representatives to sign up to a voluntary charter and abstain from using posters in the upcoming campaign. “This has been going…

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Garrihy added to Fine Gael ticket in North Clare

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Lahinch Seaworld and Leisure Centre General Manager, Joe Garrihy will represent Fine Gael in May’s local elections. A native of Lisdoonvarna, Garrihy joins sitting councillor Bill Slattery on the party ticket in the Ennistymon electoral area. He first became a member of Fine Gael two months ago and was approached before Christmas to consider contesting…

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Taylor becomes Clare’s first openly gay politician

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Kilkee’s Mike Taylor is Clare’s first openly gay politician after his place on Fine Gael’s ticket for the 2019 local elections was confirmed. On Thursday, the twenty year old was selected alongside Cllr Gabriel Keating for Fine Gael in the Kilrush electoral area. He joined the party in 2011 off the back of the General…

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Keating & Taylor confirmed as Fine Gael’s candidates in Kilrush

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A directive from Fine Gael’s Executive Council has selected Cllr Gabriel Keating and Mike Taylor as the party’s candidates in the Kilrush electoral area for May’s local elections. It had been speculated that there would be a contest between the two to secure a place on the party ticket up until Cllr Mary Howard who…

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Betty’s back 20 years after last local election bid

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Twenty years on from contesting her last local election in Clare, Betty Walsh is back but with a different party. In 1999, Betty was one of seven candidates in the four seat Killaloe constituency where she polled 397 first preference votes while flying the flag for The Labour Party. “People here were not represented, it…

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Naughton calls on Dooley to clarify stance on Shannon’s neutrality

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Fianna Fáil TD, Timmy Dooley has been pressurised to clarify his position on Shannon Airport neutrality. Sean Naughton, a Sinn Féin candidate in the Killaloe electoral area has called on Dooley to reveal his stance on the airport. The nineteen year old referred to an ALDE EU Group conference held in Madrid in November which…

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Crowe & McPhillips selected as Fine Gael’s Shannon candidates

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Fine Gael have selected sitting councillor John Crowe and former Clare minor hurler Garret McPhillips as their Shannon Municipal District candidates for May’s local elections. Cllr Pat Burke chaired the selection convention which took place at Treacys Oakwood Hotel on Thursday night. The directive from Fine Gael headquarters was to select two candidates, with only…

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Hayes leaves Labour Party

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Disability activist Dermot Hayes has left The Labour Party having been a member for close to two decades. Speaking to The Clare Echo, the Corofin native who was nominated against Seamus Ryan for the party’s local election selection for the Ennis Municipal District confirmed he informed Labour HQ the days before the convention that he…

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Violet-Anne inspired to run for Council after living in rat-infested house

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Violet-Anne Wynne who herself was “at risk of homelessness” has pledged to be “a voice for the voiceless” if elected to Clare County Council. A confirmed Sinn Féin candidate in the Kilrush area, the mother of five is determined to speak up. “I could bring a hell of a lot and be a voice for…

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Labour’s Seamus wants to see Ennis fulfil its potential

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Seamus Ryan has been selected as a Labour candidate in the Ennis Municipal District for May’s local elections. A librarian in Ennis, Seamus was put forward as a candidate following Monday’s selection. Disability activist Dermot Hayes withdrew his nomination meaning there would be no contest which shocked his potential competitor, “I personally was surprised, I…

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