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Property tax increases in Clare by maximum amount

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Clare’s local property tax is to increase by fifteen percent following a vote by elected members on Monday evening.

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Murphy gets most Board appointments of all Clare councillors

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*Cllr Paul Murphy. Photograph: Eamon Ward Clarecastle councillor, Paul Murphy will sit on the most boards and committees of all twenty eight elected members of Clare County Council for the next five years.

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North & West Clare councillors clash on CPG representation

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Long serving Cooraclare councillor Bill Chambers was unanimously elected as the Cathaoirleach of the West Clare Municipal District but his appointment to the Corporate Policy Group met opposition at the District’s first meeting since the local elections.

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Mixed views on merger of Ennistymon & Kilrush electoral areas

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Mixed views have been expressed regarding a possible imbalance in the make-up of the Municipal Districts in Clare.

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Tributes paid to the gentle, honest & dignified Peter Considine

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*Peter Considine pictured with Mary Coote Ryan at the final meeting of the Ennis Town Council in May 2014. Photograph: Paschal Brooks  Peter Considine was remembered as a gentle, fair, honest, sage dignified man as well as a adoring husband, father and grandfather who played a central role in the development of a hotel in…

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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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Chambers excited by new-look County Council

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*Bill Chambers and his grandson. Photograph: Martin Connolly He’s been an elected representative on Clare County Council since 1985 and Bill Chambers is looking forward to what the next term brings with his Fianna Fáil party adding young blood in the guise of Mark Nestor and Shane Talty.

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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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Kelly elected to Council for ninth time

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*PJ Kelly. Photograph: Martin Connolly An elected representative since 1974, PJ Kelly has been ever present on Clare County Council but 2019 saw him receive his highest ever backing from an electorate.

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Stepping down as Clare GAA was ‘the right thing to do’ for election – Cooney

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*Joe Cooney is elected to Clare County Council for the fourth time. Photograph: Martin Connolly Not alone was Joe Cooney the first candidate elected in the Killaloe Municipal District for the third time in a row but yet again the O’Callaghans Mills man secured the highest first preference vote in Clare as he has previously…

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