*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.
Caution has been issued by elected representatives with consideration for ‘the health of future generations’ and that ‘communities could be split’ if masts are to be erected in parts of the county.
Instances of vandalism at Clare Abbey are continuing with one headstone recently damaged for the third time.
*Cllr Roisin Garvey speaking at the campaign launch. A Green wave swept over The Old Ground Hotel on Sunday last as over one hundred people attended the campaign launch of Roisin Garvey’s General Election bid.
“An accommodation deficit” in Co Clare is hindering the ability to maximise the amount of tourists staying overnight in the county.
West Clare is currently without a designated road technician leading to concern amongst elected representatives that several projects could subsequently “be left on the long finger”.
More integrated bus services are required in Clare to boost tourism and improve ease of access for rural residents, an elected representative has stated.
*Cllr Roisin Garvey. Photograph: Eamon Ward Clare’s only elected Green Party representative Roisin Garvey will forever remember 2019 as the year of her political breakthrough but less than twelve months on she’s bidding for higher office.
Schemes “supporting sustainable agricultural production” need to be embraced to help a “demoralised” farming sector, one elected member of Clare County Council has declared.
Clare’s longest serving local elected representative has described the county as “the most anti-rural” so far as planning regulations are concerned.