Outgoing Clare TD, Dr Michael Harty has predicted either Michael McNamara (IND) or Cllr Roisin Garvey (Greens) will be elected to Dáil Éireann with one Fine Gael casualty.
*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.
He was the standout story from the 2016 General Election in Clare but Dr Michael Harty has confirmed he will not be seeking re-election to Dáil Éireann.
*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.
A shortage of funds is hindering Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Ireland from providing services at Clarecastle.
No plans or funding is in place to build a rail stop at Crusheen.
*Photograph: Joe Buckley Dealing with derelict houses has been suggested as central to enticing further businesses to set up in Newmarket-on-Fergus.
*Photograph: Martin Connolly A brighter future looks to be on the cards for Clare Accessible Transport after some dark months with the transport provider offered the contract to maintain the twelve routes it operates.
A new direct provision centre is to open in Ennis and will house up to 64 single residents.
*Tom Casey and his wife Bernie. Photograph: Joe Buckley “A turf war” is preventing progress in solving the almost annual issue of flooding at Ballycar, Clare TDs have stated.