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Sweet n Green keeps us keen

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Hiding in the friary car park in Ennis SweetnGreen are a family run healthy cafe and restaurant with a twist. Sweet n Green by day are a healthy cafe offering healthy, tasty breakfast and lunch as well as some delicious deserts, hence the name. Friday and Saturdays however offer a little extra

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Shannon adds Ibiza to flight schedule

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Shannon Airport, a Shannon Group company, has welcomed the announcement by Ryanair that it is to deliver a twice weekly Ibiza service for next year’s summer season as another major boost in a very positive year for the airport. Ryanair will operate the new route, a first Ibiza service for Shannon, from early April to end of October, strengthening…

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Condition of N19 would delay access to Airport in emergency

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Access to Shannon Airport “in the case of an emergency” is a major concern given the condition of the N19. At Shannon Municipal District’s July meeting, Sean Lenihan, a senior engineer with Clare County Council stated the N19 “needs a significant job”. The section of the N19 National Primary Road under consideration extends from Drumgeely…

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Illegal parking to be monitored at Newmarket-on-Fergus

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Illegal parking at the square in Newmarket-on-Fergus is to be monitored by Clare County Council. Cllr Pat McMahon brought the matter to the attention of the local authority at the July meeting of the Shannon Municipal District. “Due to the illegal parking of cars on the footpaths in the square, Newmarket-on-Fergus and the double parking…

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Norwegian to expand services at Shannon next summer

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Norwegian Air International have confirmed it will increase its capacity on its Shannon to New York service next summer. In its inaugural year the service recorded a strong performance and led to extra flights this summer and strengthened services for the winner, the airline has now announced it is to increase its Shannon-Stewart operations from…

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Parteen ‘will be split in two’ by LNDR

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A South Clare community “will be the only village in the country split by a dual-carriageway”, according to Cllr Cathal Crowe. Last year the €150 million Limerick Northern Distributor Road (LNDR) was given the go ahead with works expected to start in September. It involves the construction of 2.1 km of dual carriageway and 3.5km…

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Land acquisition “ongoing” for Killaloe bridge & bypass

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The land acquisition process for the proposed bypass and bridge at Killaloe is “ongoing”. Cllr Pat Burke sought an update on the development at the July meeting of the Killaloe Municipal District. He was informed by Senior Engineer Sean Lenihan that the compulsory purchase order (CPO) has been confirmed and that the land acquisition process…

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Flynn leading call for Ennis bus service

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A bus service designated for the town of Ennis may be on the way. Cllr Johnny Flynn has been leading the call for the introduction of such a service in the county town since 2004 and at the June meeting of the Ennis Municipal District sought an update from a November 2017 request which asked…

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Rural Clare residents being discriminated against

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Clare’s five members of the Oireachtas are failing the county with their inability to tackle matters that matter to rural parts of the county according to Cllr PJ Kelly. He expressed the views in an ensuing discussion following a motion from Cllr Pat Hayes. At the June meeting of Clare County Council, Hayes sought the…

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