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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...

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...

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...

Big parties to keep their powder dry ahead of General Election 2016

FIRST PUBLISHED IN THE CLARE PEOPLE NEWSPAPER ON APRIL 7, 2015 Andrew Hamilton [email protected] Clare's two main political parties are to keep their powder dry over the next few weeks with neither Fine Gael or Fianna Fail...

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...

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...

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...

The Conway Call – Senator Martin Conway delivers GE16 Verdict

CLARE is like two sides of one coin. In one sense it can always buck the trend and throw up a surprise, but in another sense it can be very reflective of the national...

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...

Hurling selector hails ‘Rural Revolution’

The ‘Rural Revolution’ campaign of Dr Michael Harty struck a chord with people throughout County Clare who wouldn’t have been interested in politics before this General Election, but with rural Ireland dying around them...

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