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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...

Who would you like to see in the cabinet when the dust settles?

Whatever the outcome of the General Election, the make up of the next Government will be determined in negotiations between parties in early March. Who would you like to see in the cabinet when...

What changes would you make to how elections are fought in Clare?

Are you sick of election posters on every lamppost? Should the gender quota be removed or increased? Do you think it's fair that TD's and Senator send out newsletters from the Dáil on the...

The Big Issue?

What is the big issue for you ahead of this year's general election? In the first in a series of online election polls, The Clare People is finding out which issues are most important...

Clare General Election Poll – Independents

Following the decision of James Breen (IND) not to contest next year's General Election, and the emergence of Richard Cahill (IND) as a candidate, the Independent line-up for the election has begun to take...

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...

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...

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...

#ClareGE16: FF in turmoil as Cllr Colleran Molloy turns down spot on election ticket

FIANNA Fáil in Clare are struggling to finalise their General Election ticket following Councillor Clare Colleran Molloy’s decision to turn down their offer of a spot on the ticket beside Deputy Timmy Dooley and...

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