GALLERY: Images from DeValera event in Ennis

GALLERY: Images from DeValera event in Ennis

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The 100th anniversary of the election of Éamon DeValera at the 1917 East Clare By-Election was commemorated in Ennis on Sunday.

Fianna Fáil Leader Micheál Martin was joined by former ministers and grandchildren of Éamon DeValera – Éamon Ó’ Cuív and Síle DeValera – as well as other family members and representatives of the Fianna Fáil organisation in Clare.

The event featured music, pageantry and speeches and was captured by Ennis photographer John O’Neill.

Check John’s Facebook page for more brilliant photographs.

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Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick. Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station's flagship current affairs programme. He was also the station's News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day. As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.

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