*Gerry Reidy, Páraic McMahon, Ger Kennedy and Marie McMahon. 

NORTH CLARE is forecast to see a sitting councillor lose their seat for the second election in a row. 

Local elections in Clare are now seven weeks away and the focus of this week’s episode of The Electoral Chair is the Ennistymon local electoral area.

Some of the parishes, towns and villages in the Ennistymon LEA include Ennistymon, Lahinch, Liscannor, Lisdoonvarna, Doolin, Kilshanny, Miltown Malbay, Moy, Corofin, Kilnaboy, Ruan, Tubber and Carron.

The Falls Hotel is the setting for our latest episode as we broadcast from the Inagh suite.

Ger Kennedy, Gerry Reidy, Marie McMahon and Páraic McMahon.

Páraic McMahon is joined by Fianna Fáil’s Director of Elections, Gerry Reidy (FF), 2014 local election candidate Ger Kennedy (FG) and active member of the Mid-West Hospital Campaign, Marie McMahon (IND).

Confirmed candidates in the Ennistymon LEA to date include:

Cllr Joe Garrihy (FG)
Cllr Liam Grant (GP)
Cllr Joe Killeen (FF)
Pam O’Loughlin (FA)
Bill Slattery (FG)
Cllr Shane Talty (FF)
Denis Vaughan (LAB)

On this week’s political agenda:

  • Health services will have a big influence on voters in North Clare
  • Influx of refugees has put a strain on North Clare’s services
  • Tourism is a pillar of the North Clare economy but is taking a dent
  • Road safety has been brought to forefront since last summer
  • Public remain agitated on Blake’s Corner
  • Just one female candidate so far in North Clare
  • Behind the scenes from the past for Bill Slattery (FG) & Senator Martin Conway (FG)
  • Fine Gael did wrong to Slattery in 2019
  • How Lisdoonvarna & Corofin have benefitted from the elections of Cllr Joe Garrihy (FG) & Cllr Joe Killeen (FF)
  • Greens face stern test to re-elect Cllr Liam Grant (GP)
  • Farming appeal needs to be strengthened by Pam O’Loughlin (FA)
  • Sinn Féin miss a trick by not running Noeleen Moran (SF)
  • Strong base in Lahinch, Ennistymon & Miltown Malbay stands to Cllr Shane Talty (FF)
  • Love for Labour not so evident for Denis Vaughan (LAB)

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