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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...

Harty the hero of General Election in Clare – 100 per cent tally

Michael Harty (IND) is set to be the story of the General Election in County Clare with the completed tally placing the No Doctor, No Village candidate in second place behind Timmy Dooley (FF)....

McNamara can come back from the brink

The chairman of the Clare Labour Party has backed sitting TD Michael McNamara to come back from the brink and retain his Dáil seat. Speaking to The Clare People, Dermot Hayes, said that the party...

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Council set to take charge of Ennis laneway

A LANEWAY which is regularly used by children to walk to and from Ennis National School has been ‘taken in charge’ by...
Blake's Corner, Lahinch

Blake’s Corner solution could be just two years away

A solution to the ongoing traffic disruption at Blake’s Corner in Ennistymon could be in place before the end of 2021 –...
Eugene O’Byrne at Bru na Sionna

Shannon resident questions Government’s lack of action on €4m bill for building defects

A FRUSTRATED Shannon homeowner, who faces a substantial fire safety defect bill, feels that the Government has a lot to answer for.

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Rising MMA star set to take on the world ahead of professional debut

WHEN successful Clare sports stars at the top of their game come to mind, many will think about hurling, Gaelic football, rugby and even...

Clare ladies footballers hold the Kingdom

Kerry 1-17 - Clare 4-08 Shanahan McNamara Memorial Park, Doonbeg National League Division 2 Round 1 While they would have gladly have taken a point before Sunday’s encounter,...
Brian Cody

‘Clare will be on everybody’s radar this summer’ – Cody

From the game’s most decorated manager, it was flattering praise indeed. When asked how much he rated Clare, Brian Cody was quick...