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Three Independent candidates added to #LE19 ballot paper

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Three Independent candidates have joined the local election race with the deadline for candidates to register having now passed.

Kilrush’s Noreen Lynch has added her name to the ballot paper in the Kilrush local electoral area with Joe Floyd from Tulla doing likewise in the Killaloe Municipal District. André Hakizimana who contested the 2016 General Election and was eliminated on the first count has thrown his name into the mix in the Ennis Municipal District.

Prior to the trio, Joseph Woulfe who rose to prominence courtesy of the Beef Plan Group announced his intentions to run as an Independent in the Kilrush local electoral area.

It now means there are 51 candidates declared across Co Clare for the local elections on May 24th. Those nominated so far may still withdraw with the lineup to be finalised after Tuesday.

Páraic McMahon is Head of News & Sport with The Clare Echo. The Newmarket-on-Fergus native also writes for national papers including The Irish Examiner, The Irish Independent and The Irish Times along with doing work for RTÉ, Today FM, and A graduate of Mary Immaculate College, Páraic was previously employed by The Clare Herald and Clare FM. If you have a story, tip or some feedback for him then send an email to -

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