Former Progressive Democrat councillor Mary Mannion looks at the role of the under thirties in seeing Clare elect a Sinn Féin TD for the first time since 1922.
*Caimin Jones at the Count Centre in The Falls Hotel. Photograph: John Mangan Founder of Clare FM and ex RTÉ broadcaster, Caimin Jones believed the 2020 General Election was the most remarkable since 1992.
*Joseph Woulfe. Photograph: John Mangan Having come up short in bids to be elected at local and national level in the past nine months, Joseph Woulfe (IND) outlined that he has another election on the horizon over the coming weeks.
*Michael McNamara & his wife Sarah. Photograph: Joe Buckley Having been in the political wilderness for four years, the return of the Mac to Dáil Éireann in top spot has come as “a pleasant surprise”.
*Joe Melody. Secretary of Clare Fine Gael, Joe Melody has described the 2020 General Election as ‘the election of change’.
*Joe Carey is elected on the tenth count of GE2020. Photograph: Joe Buckley More tears were evident in the Carey camp than anywhere else on Monday as Joe’s was arguably the most dramatic story of the election.
*Photograph: Joe Buckley Clare has elected its four TDs to the thirty second Dáil following a twenty one hour count at The Falls Hotel on Sunday and Monday.
We’re live from The Falls Hotel bringing you the latest updates on #GE2020 in Clare, fifteen candidates are battling it out to represent Clare in the thirty third Dáil.
Former Independent TD, James Breen believes Fianna Fáil will win two seats in the General Election in Clare. The retired County Councillor urged people to use their vote as he gave his prediction to The Clare Echo.
Secretary of Clare Fine Gael, Joe Melody is confident the party will return two TDs. The young farmer shared his prediction with The Clare Echo.