A founding member of the Irish Freedom Party, Michael Leahy has said he was the “obvious choice” to replace Dolores Cahill as the party’s Chairperson.
*Trudy Leyden (centre) with supporters. Photograph: John Mangan Trudy Leyden (IND) conducted her campaign without the aid of election paraphernalia and admitted to The Clare Echo that it was to her detriment.
*Michael Leahy. Photograph: Gerard O’Neill Launched last year, the Irish Freedom Party are contesting their first General Election with Kilrush’s Michael Leahy flying the flag for them in Clare.
On Saturday, the General Election takes place with fifteen candidates on the ballot paper in Clare. The Clare Echo is running an online poll from Sunday night to Wednesday morning to see which candidate you would give your first preference vote to. The findings of this online only poll will appear in this week’s newspaper. Readers …
Promises are made at every election by the politicians but also the voters who insist they will read the leaflets handed out by candidates, Michael Leahy’s propaganda was studied by canvassers in Ennis on Saturday.