Fine Gael And Fianna Fáil Leaders Issue Last Minute Call For Support In Clare

The Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael leaders have made a last minute call for support to Clare voters on the eve of the General Election.

As voters prepare to head to the polls, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has been canvassing in Ennis in front of large crowds.


Assistant living services manager with the Clare branch of the Irish Wheelchair Association Antoinette Burke there, making her plea to Taoiseach Leo Varadkar as he carried out a last minute canvass of Ennis.

She was one of the many people the Taoiseach met in the county town this afternoon, as he makes a last minute visit to the county in a bid to help Fine Gael retain their two seats.

Beforehand, speaking on Clare FM’s Morning Focus, Leo Varadkar argued that his government has managed to get the economy to a strong place, as well as securing a deal on Brexit, which he says is important for farmers and the rural economy.

He admits that retaining two seats in Clare is not a certainty, but he hopes their track record will stand to them.

The Fianna Fáil leader, meanwhile, has expressed confidence that his party can gain a seat in Clare in tomorrow’s election.

Also speaking on Clare FM today, Micheál Martin said his party will look to the Greens, Labour and other centre ground politicians to form a Government.

He believes his party has a strong team here in Clare.