*Photograph: Martin Connolly It began earlier than expected but the battle is on as candidates from all over the county begin their campaign to be elected to Dáil Éireann.
A second Nollaig na mBan all-female panel will gather in Ennis this Sunday.
Both ESB and Fine Gael have been criticised by Rita McInerney for failing to capitalise on Moneypoint’s potential.
Ambulance turnaround times need to speed up at University Hospital Limerick, one Clare General Election candidate has stated.
Annoyance has been expressed locally with the lack of outlined plans for Moneypoint post 2025.
*Clare Fianna Fáil PRO Michael McTigue, Micheál Martin & Cllr Cathal Crowe. Photograph: John O’Brien Electing an extra Clare TD is the target for Fianna Fáil, party leader Micheál Martin has outlined.
*Joseph Woulfe Chairman of the Clare Beef Plan, Joseph Woulfe has confirmed he will be contesting the next General Election as an Independent candidate.
*Sarah Ferrigan and Sarah Clancy in Shannon. Photograph c/o: @sarahmaintains US Vice President Mike Pence’s coming to Clare “is more a cause for concern than celebration” according to campaigners living in the county.
*Gardaí on duty outside The Wild Atlantic Break Café in Doonbeg. Photograph: Martin Connolly An upcoming amalgamation of the Clare and Tipperary Garda Divisions is causing fear in the north western part of the county, Fianna Fáil’s Rita McInerney has claimed.
Bathing restrictions at Lahinch have been lifted.