GENERAL ELECTION POLL Clare goes to the polls on February 26th

GENERAL ELECTION POLL Clare goes to the polls on February 26th


Clare General Election 2016 Candidates
Clare General Election 2016 Candidates

Clare’s General Election hopefuls have finally been handed a date for Election by An Taoiseach Enda Kenny.

The Taoiseach dissolved the 31st Dáil on Wednesday morning before making his way to Áras an Uachtaráin where he informed President Michael D Higgins that the General Election will be held on Friday, 26th February 2016.

Clare General Election Candidates:
Clare Colleran Molloy, Timmy Dooley, Michael McDonagh (Fianna Fáil)
Ann Norton, Richard Cahill, Ian Lynch, Dr. Michael Harty (Independent)
Niamh O’Brien (Fís Nua)
Noeleen Moran (Sinn Féin)
Fergal Smith (Green)
Michael McNamara (Labour)
Joe Carey, Pat Breen, Mary Howard (Fine Gael)

There are four seats to fill in the Clare Constituency. The outgoing TDs are Joe Carey and Pat Breen (FG), Timmy Dooley (FF) and Michael McNamara (LAB).

Follow our General Election coverage here.

Please take one minute to participate in our General Election Poll (below). The deadline for receipt of votes is 11pm on Tuesday, 9 February 2016. Results will be published next Wednesday (10 February).

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The last Clare Herald General Election poll was held in August 2015. 2,589 votes were cast between Wednesday 12 August 2015 and Wednesday 19 August 2015. View the results here.


  1. Now, just as in the UK in 2015, a minority party in a coalition becomes in danger of being ignored as the bigger parties fight it out. The Liberal Democrats in the UK were all but wiped out.

    Here in Ireland there is a different scenario. Here, the Labour Party in coalition has punched well above its weight. It came in to assist in the recovery after Fianna Fail had bled our country dry. In spite of unprecedented economic difficulties it helped to steer Ireland out of recession. And it has done this and kept a social conscience.

    Of course services have been reduced and people have been hurt. But remember what was there before. Now is the time for some optimism and some social justice for those who have never achieved their hopes.

    This is why my wife and I will be voting Labour for MICHAEL McNAMARA.

    Gerry and Ellie