*Leo Varadkar. Photograph: Martin Connolly Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has been criticised by the people of Doonbeg for failing to meet US President Donald Trump in the Long Village.
*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.
*Pat Hayes. Photograph: Martin Connolly Elections bring out a mix of emotions and that was certainly the case for Pat Hayes who was delighted first and foremost to be the second candidate elected in the Killaloe Municipal District but disgusted with the ongoing treatment of East Clare especially regarding Clare Bus.
Security measures have been ramped up ahead of the June visit of U.S. President Donald Trump with workers at the Shannon Industrial Estate having to pass Garda clearance en route to their place of employment on Wednesday morning.
*Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at Scoil Chriost Ri, Cloughleigh. Photograph: Martin Connolly Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has been reminded that 40 children in Ennis are without a secondary school for September.
Donald Trump’s visit to Co Clare has been confirmed with the President of the United States of America due to arrive in Ireland on June 5th.
*Trump International Golf Links and Hotel Ireland, Photograph: Arthur Ellis A large Garda presence was visible in Doonbeg on Sunday as Eric Trump paid a visit to Trump International Golf Links and Hotel Ireland.
Donald Trump’s visit to Clare this June has been given the green light according to US sources.
*Marie McMahon. Photograph: John Mangan A North Clare woman has spoke publicly for the first time about the horrifying last days endured by her deceased husband on a trolley at University Hospital Limerick.
*Dr. Des Shearer. Photograph: John Mangan A Junior Doctor working at University Hospital Limerick has criticised Taoiseach Leo Varadkar for failing to visit hospitals during his recent trips to the Mid-West.