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Conway critical of “disastrous” Fine Gael campaign

Fine Gael Senator Martin Conway has criticised what he has described as a “disastrous” Fine Gael election campaign nationally, however, he said he is hopeful of a positive Clare result. He said he felt sympathy for Clare County Councillor Mary Howard who he said was “put on the back foot” by Fine Gael by putting her forward as a General Election candidate too late. Senator Conway said he believes he could have performed well and attracted a significant vote if he had been chosen and the North Clare and West Clare areas were left “wide open” for Dr Michael Harty and other candidates by deciding not to select him. He said he believes Fine Gael made a “big mistake” by not selecting him but he is relatively confident Fine Gael can claim two seats. “Nationally at the moment it has been a disastrous election for Fine Gael. Our message clearly hasn’t resonated with the people. You could be forgiven for …

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Mid-morning voters on the move

Quite a number of mid-morning voters combined shopping or a coffee break with trip to their polling station today (Friday).With their decision on the 16 Clare constituency candidates under seal, they can now relax and enjoy the rest of the day. The polling stations remain open until 10pm tonight and the count  will begin at the Falls Hotel, Ennistymon tomorrow (Saturday) at 9am.

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