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South-East Clare road ‘taken away twice this year due to flooding’

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“Severe flooding” is leading to a hill on a South-East Clare road receding, elected representatives have warned.

An examination of the L70361 Ardnataggle to Earl Hill Rd in Clonlara is to be undertaken to determine present issues. Senior executive engineer, Aidan O’Rourke has confirmed it will not be included in this year’s roadworks programme.

His comments came in response to a motion from Cllr John Crowe (FG) at a recent meeting of the Shannon Municipal District. “This section of road is a boundary with our neighbours in East Clare,” he outlined. Crowe suggested immediate repairs be carried out with an upgrade an option at a later stage.

Cllr Michael Begley (IND) highlighted, “A bit of the hill is slightly receding”. He said that the damage to the road was caused as a result of “severe flooding”. Begley commented, “The road has been taken away twice this year due to flooding”.

Páraic McMahon is Head of News & Sport with The Clare Echo. The Newmarket-on-Fergus native also writes for national papers including The Irish Examiner, The Irish Independent and The Irish Times along with doing work for RTÉ, Today FM, TheJournal.ie and The42.ie. A graduate of Mary Immaculate College, Páraic was previously employed by The Clare Herald and Clare FM. If you have a story, tip or some feedback for him then send an email to - paraic@clareecho.ie

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