Outgoing Clare TD, Dr Michael Harty has predicted either Michael McNamara (IND) or Cllr Roisin Garvey (Greens) will be elected to Dáil Éireann with one Fine Gael casualty.
*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.
Avara’s short-term future has been guaranteed as a buyer of the site has been secured which will keep workers in employment in Shannon until July while efforts are continuing to put long-term arrangements in place.
*Photograph: Joe Buckley Dealing with derelict houses has been suggested as central to enticing further businesses to set up in Newmarket-on-Fergus.
*A section of the crowd that attended Monday’s community forum in Newmarket-on-Fergus. Photograph: Joe Buckley Confidence has been expressed by Clare’s Junior Minister that a new GP will be in place in Newmarket-on-Fergus very soon despite locals raising their concerns at the drawn out process of securing a replacement doctor.
*Rose Hynes. Photograph: Don Moloney / Press 22 Rose Hynes’ one year extension as Chairman of Shannon Group may well be her final year in charge of the semi-state company.
*Photograph: Arthur Ellis Shannon Airport’s economic importance to the Mid-West region was stressed on Friday last as a special meeting focused on jobs within Clare was held.
Four months on from the request of its foundation, a taskforce designed to support staff at Moneypoint has not held a single meeting.
*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.