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After a 30 year wait, three Ennistymon secondary schools to amalgamate – building approved...

After more than 30 years of campaigning, the three secondary school of Ennistymon are finally to amalgamate - with construction on a green field site set to begin in 2017. The Minister for Education, Jan...

Noeleen Moran (SF) first candidate to enter the race #ClareGE2016

PUBLISHED IN THE CLARE PEOPLE, MARCH 24, 2015. The 2016 General Election campaign got underway in earnest last night with the fist official candidate entering the election race. Ballyvaughan woman, Noeleen Moran, was chosen as...

Zero to hero in five weeks for Dr Michael Harty

TO chants of Óle, Óle, Dr Michael Harty was returned to Dáil Éireann after an election campaign that he described to The Clare People as going from ‘zero to a seat in five weeks’. The...

Election Junkie: ‘We did it Dick’

From the contests at the chapel gates to one result from a fight that echoed around the world, broadcaster and media consultant Caimin Jones has seen General Elections in many different guises. Here he...

Pat Breen predicts coalition of Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael

Fine Gael TD Pat Breen has backed a historic Fine Gael and Fianna Fail coalition following the election this weekend. “I think there’s an onus on both parties to try and form a government,” he...

James Breen will NOT contest next year’s General Election

The Mayor of Clare, Councillor James Breen (IND) will not contest next year's General Election. The Kilnamona councillor, who was successfully elected to Dáil Eireann in 2002, was expected to throw his hat into...

Marathon count draws to a close as four seats are filled.

A marathon Clare General Election count drew to a close in Falls Hotel just after 12.30pm this Sunday with two Fine Gael and government TDs in Deputy Pat Breen and Deputy Joe Carey being deemed elected...

Fianna Fail set to run three in Clare?

FIRST PUBLISHED IN THE CLARE PEOPLE NEWSPAPER ON APRIL 28, 2015 Fianna Fail are considering running three candidates in Clare in next year's General Election - despite only putting forward two for the party's disastrous...

Garvey goes Green and joins the election race #ClareGE2016

PUBLISHED IN THE CLARE PEOPLE, MARCH 31, 2015 Andrew Hamilton After going virtually uncontested in the last General Election, the Burren region looks set to be the key battleground for 2016 - with a second...

Clare General Election Poll

With the identity of most of the key Clare general election candidates now known, the countdown to next years vote can begin in earnest. The election looks set to be the hottest contested in...

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