However, it seemed certain that outgoing Fianna Fáil TD Timmy Dooley would be returned, along with independent candidate Dr Michael Harty, who picked up 75 per cent of the vote in his home village of Kilmihil in West Clare.
Pat Breen of Fine Gael was battling for the third seat while his party colleague, Joe Carey, was fighting with Michael ‘Malty’ McDonagh of Fianna Fáil for the fourth seat. Labour TD Michael McNamara looked...
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