O’Callaghan Chosen As Clare’s New Fianna Fáil Councillor

Postmaster Tom O’Callaghan has been chosen as Clare’s new Fianna Fáill Councillor.

There was an enthusiastic turnout at Hotel Woodstick on Sunday night, as local Fianna Fáil members gathered to select Clare’s new Councillor.

93 votes were cast out of 124 eligible to vote.


Kildysart native Tom O’Callaghan, who’s based in Clarecastle, emerged victorious on the first count, with 48 votes.

Former Ennis Chamber President Daragh McAllister secured 18 votes, as did former Councillor Bernard ‘Bomber’ Hanrahan, while former local election candidate Amanda Major secured 9.

Junior Minister for Education, Limerick TD Niall Collins presided as Chairman on the night.

Tom O’Callaghan will replace former Ennis Municipal District Councillor Mark Nestor, who resigned his seat in September, to begin training for the priesthood.

Mr O’Callaghan will be formally ratified as a member of the local authority at the December meeting of Clare County Council.