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‘Women of Ireland have suffered for too long’ – Cllrs hit out at smear test backlog

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Elected representatives of Clare County Council are the latest to ask their local authority to call on the Minister Health and the Taoiseach to support the Stand4Women campaign.

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‘Fine Gael & Fianna Fáil dominance has not done Clare well’ – Tóibín

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Members of the Clare population who voted to retain the eighth amendment are unrepresented by politicians in the county according to Aontú Leader, Peadar Tóibín. Aontú held their first meeting in the county on Wednesday last where they recruited 25 to 30 members. Speaking to The Clare Echo, Tóibín said he was “delighted” with the…

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Tourists being favoured over locals for houses in North Clare – Moran

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A lack of political representation has resulted in the failure to highlight the shortage of affordable rental accommodation in parts of North Clare, Noeleen Moran has claimed. Moran will contest May’s local elections for Sinn Féin in the Ennistymon electoral area having previously represented the party in the 2014 local and 2016 General elections. At…

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Violet-Anne inspired to run for Council after living in rat-infested house

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Violet-Anne Wynne who herself was “at risk of homelessness” has pledged to be “a voice for the voiceless” if elected to Clare County Council. A confirmed Sinn Féin candidate in the Kilrush area, the mother of five is determined to speak up. “I could bring a hell of a lot and be a voice for…

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Sinn Féin hold housing protest

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Less than a dozen people attended a housing day of action protest and march organised by Sinn Féin. At lunchtime on Friday, Clare Sinn Féin members gathered at the Daniel O’Connell Monument in Ennis where they distributed leaflets to passers by, which labelled Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil a “coalition of chaos”. From the monument,…

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19 year old Naughton ready to clash heads in election bid

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At 19 years of age, Sean Naughton is the youngest candidate declared so far for the local elections in May, he feels his addition to the Council is a shakeup that is needed. A past pupil of Castleconnell NS and St Munchins College, Sean has been selected as the Sinn Féin candidate in the Killaloe…

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Housing protest to march to offices of Clare Fine Gael TDs

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A Housing Day of Action protest takes place this Friday in Ennis. Led by Sinn Féin’s Ennis local election candidate, Donna Deirdre McGettigan, it will coincide with the launch of the party’s national campaign on housing to be launched by MEP, Liadh Ní Riada. Speaking ahead of the protest which will begins at 1pm at…

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McGettigan maintains there is a mood for change in Clare

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*Pictured: Violet-Anne Wynne & Donna Deirdre McGettigan Enough is enough as far as Donna Deirdre McGettigan is concerned with the people of Clare hungry for change in how local government in the county is managed. Prior to Christmas, the Belfast native was selected as Sinn Féin’s candidate in the Ennis Municipal District for the local…

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Sinn Féin confirm candidacy of Moran, McGettigan & McKee

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Sinn Féin have unveiled three candidates to contest the upcoming local elections in Clare. Noeleen Moran who received 4,216 first preference votes for the party in the 2016 General Election will represent the party in the Ennistymon area. Her selection was confirmed over the weekend with the Ballyvaughan native already announced as a candidate in…

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Clare one of six counties to see reduction in childcare costs

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Childcare costs fell in Clare and five other counties in the Republic of Ireland last year. Nationally the average spent each week on childcare is €178 which is a €4 increase on figures from last year whereas in Clare, €157.72 is the standard fee paid which is a €1.70 decrease on the previous year’s equivalent.…

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