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Norton targets Dáil seat

THE battle to win one of the four Dáil seats in the Clare constituency hotted up this week following the entry into the race of Councillor Ann Norton. “I feel there is a seat for an independent female candidate. It has been a number of years since there has been a Clare woman in the Dáil. “I wouldn’t be entering the race unless I felt I had a chance of winning a Dáil seat in Clare, said Ms Norton “I believe this is one of the reasons why people should vote for me. People shouldn’t vote for me just because I am a woman,” she added. Councillor Norton believes she has a huge amount to offer as a businesswoman, health advocate and a person who has benefited from having a very diverse life. “There are 27 female deputies to date and there has only been 95 women elected to the Dáil. I think I will be a very strong female …

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