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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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‘Sinn Féin have backed themselves into a corner with presidential strategy’

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CLARE County Councillors threw a curve ball into the Presidential race on Monday evening. Granted, out of 28 councillors in the Banner county, it took the votes of just seven of them to do so, most of them abstaining. Many pundits had thought that the announcement of Sinn Féin’s Liadh Ní Riada would be the…

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‘ESRI report latest to highlight Government failure’ – McKee

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Reforms by the Government to the One Parent Family Payment have been criticised by Sinn Féin representatives in Co Clare. According to a new report from the ESRI, alterations to lone parent supports reduced the amount of income by one to two percent working parents took home and made it slightly less attractive for those…

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Sinn Fein to commemorate 150th anniversary of Manchester Martyrs

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IT’s a well-known landmark in Kilrush, but not everyone knows what the Maid of Eireann monument represents. It is dedicated to the Manchester Martyrs: Philip Allen, Michael Larkin and Michael O’Brien who were executed in November 1867. 150 years ago this year, two Fenian leaders Colonel Kelly and Captain Deasy had been captured in Manchester and were awaiting…

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