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Wiley concerned by lack of youth in Fianna Fáil

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Although he was unsuccessful in his bid to become a Fianna Fáil candidate in the local elections in May, Liam Wiley will get behind their Killaloe representatives and hope to be rewarded in five years time. Party members voted at convention on Friday for sitting councillors Alan O’Callaghan, Tony O’Brien and Pat Hayes to contest …

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O’Brien keen to remain as Killaloe’s voice on the Council

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*Photograph: Boru Tri Club For the fourth local election in succession, Tony O’Brien will put his name forward for the people of the Killaloe Municipal District. As it stands, he is the sole councillor from East Clare’s largest town. According to the 2016 Census, Killaloe had a population of 1,484, O’Brien is adamant he needs …

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O’Callaghan braced for ‘dog eat dog canvass’ in East Clare

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*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 …

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Fianna Fáil hoping three is the magic number in Killaloe

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Fianna Fáil have selected three candidates to contest the 2019 local elections for the Killaloe Municipal District. A convention took place in Tulla on Friday evening where sitting councillors Alan O’Callaghan, Tony O’Brien and Pat Hayes were selected to represent the party next May. Liam Wiley, a son of former councillor Colm was unsuccessful in …

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Ryan expects Greens to cause a surprise in Clare

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*Photograph: John Mangan This summer’s drought and the fodder crisis have helped people realise we can no longer ignore climate change according to Green Party leader, Eamon Ryan. Ryan was in Clare last week to launch Barry O’Donovan and Roisin Garvey as their two candidates in the 2019 local elections. On whether they can both …

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Garvey hoping to follow in her father’s footsteps

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Inagh’s Roisin Garvey was one of two candidates unveiled by The Green Party on Thursday to contest the 2019 local elections in Clare. She will run in the Ennistymon electoral area which covers North Clare while Barry O’Donovan will seek a seat in the Killaloe Municipal District. Roisin’s area is newly created and she’s hopeful …

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O’Donovan ready to fight for farmers in first election bid

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*Photograph: John Mangan Next year’s local elections will be Barry O’Donovan’s first foray into running for public office and he’s determined to fight the cause for the “exploited farmers” of East Clare. On Thursday, the Green Party unveiled the forty five year old Limerick native as a candidate in the Killaloe Municipal District for the …

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