Doonbeg’s Rita McInerney has been nominated as a potential Fianna Fáil candidate for the upcoming Seanad by-elections.
*Michael Vaughan. Photograph: Martin Connolly A voice for business and tourism experience is needed in Seanad Éireann, Michael Vaughan (FF) is adamant and he believes he has the right vocal chords to fill that role.
*Rita McInerney. Photograph: John Mangan “Serious issues” are prevalent in Clare but also exciting “opportunities”, defeated Rita McInerney (FF) acknowledged following her sixth count elimination on Monday.
*Cathal Crowe is elected. Photograph: Joe Buckley WHETHER it was watching The Wiggles with his one-year old daughter Eve or cleaning out his home office, South-East Clare’s new TD Cathal Crowe (FF) spent much of the weekend busying himself in a bid to take his mind off election matters.
*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”.
Twice elected to Clare County Council representing the Progressive Democrats and a two time General Election candidate for the party, Mary Mannion gives her General Election prediction to The Clare Echo.
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.