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Lynch in favour of power sharing continuing in Council

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*Ian Lynch. Photograph: Martin Connolly Having narrowly retained his place on Clare County Council, Ian Lynch has urged Fianna Fáil to continue the power sharing agreement that has existed with the local authority for the past fifteen years.

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Taoiseach ‘deeply hindered’ Fine Gael’s Clare candidates – Taylor

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*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.

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‘I’m young enough to have energy & old enough to have experience’ – Murphy

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When he decided to join Fianna Fáil to contest the local elections, Cillian Murphy said “it was time”, after an unsuccessful attempt in 2004 his time has come to represent the people of West Clare on the County Council.

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Clare elects its 28 councillors

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*Mark Nestor is raised aloft. Photograph: Martin Connolly Clare County Council’s newest 28 elected representatives have been confirmed following the conclusion of the two day count at Treacys West County Hotel in Ennis.

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Votes up for grabs in Kilrush LEA

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One new councillor is guaranteed in the Kilrush LEA with the unlikely possibility of more as nine candidates including four sitting councillors competing for five seats.

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Oliver Garry pulls out of local election race

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*Oliver Garry with Pat Breen and Cllr Johnny Flynn. Photograph c/o Cllr Johnny Flynn Former councillor Oliver Garry has withdrawn his name from the ballot paper for the local elections on May 24th.

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Kilrush centre ‘will change provision of health care in West Clare’

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*Kilrush. Photograph: Kilrush Tidy Towns Kilrush has been identified as the location for a new primary care centre. It is one of three places in the Mid-West that will now house primary care centres. The HSE will announce in the next week future centres to be constructed with Kilrush to be amongst them. It is…

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Taylor becomes Clare’s first openly gay politician

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Kilkee’s Mike Taylor is Clare’s first openly gay politician after his place on Fine Gael’s ticket for the 2019 local elections was confirmed. On Thursday, the twenty year old was selected alongside Cllr Gabriel Keating for Fine Gael in the Kilrush electoral area. He joined the party in 2011 off the back of the General…

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Keating & Taylor confirmed as Fine Gael’s candidates in Kilrush

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A directive from Fine Gael’s Executive Council has selected Cllr Gabriel Keating and Mike Taylor as the party’s candidates in the Kilrush electoral area for May’s local elections. It had been speculated that there would be a contest between the two to secure a place on the party ticket up until Cllr Mary Howard who…

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‘HSE not fit for purpose’ – Dr. Harty

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Former Health Minister, Dr. James Reilly has been criticised by Clare TD Dr. Michael Harty who he said disbanded the HSE board in 2012 on a whim. Spaking in the Dáil on the Health Service Executive (Governance) Bill 2018 which he said will reconstitute the board and introduce real structural health reform, the Independent TD…

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