A Clare native who served as a TD and Senator has died.
*John McInerney of Clare County Council lowers the Irish flag to half mast. An Irish identity needs to be emphasised across Co Clare with councillors calling for the national flag to be erected at libraries and district offices throughout the county.
*Photograph: Gary Collins Long serving Fianna Fáil councillor, Michael Hillery is to retire from politics. A nephew of sixth President of Ireland, Dr. Patrick Hillery, Michael announced at a selection convention for the Ennistymon area on Sunday that he will step down from politics in May and not seek re-election to Clare County Council. “I …