*Tim Smythe Park. Photograph: Clare County Council Clare is in line to be trialled as a pilot in an audit of facilities to be carried out by Sport Ireland.
*Ballyalla Lake. Photograph: Martin Molloy Ennis councillors have requested that large boulders be removed from the environs of Ballyalla Lake.
*Pictured at the official opening of LIT’s Ennis campus were from left Professor Vincent Cunnane, LIT President, Minister Pat Breen TD and Acting Mayor of Clare Claire Colleran Molloy. Photograph by Eamon Ward Strong transport links between Limerick Institute of Technology’s Moylish and Ennis campuses need to be put in place as “viable” options for…
*Photograph: Graham Horn “A shortage of space” is preventing Ennis’ gardening section from hanging baskets along the main thoroughfare of Clarecastle.
*Santa Claus pictured during his trip to Ennis to switch on the lights. Photograph: John O’Neill Santa Claus received special praise from Ennis councillors for his ‘generosity and determination’ during a recent visit to the county town.
Personnel convicted of illegal dumping and littering should be assigned to community service work, a request put forward to the Minister for Justice and Equality has outlined.
“There is an opportunity” for a non smoking policy to be implemented on Clare’s beaches.
Minister for Health, Simon Harris has been written to by Clare County Council asking that GPs be given the power to refer patients to facilities in the private sector due to ongoing overcrowding at University Hospital Limerick.
Recycled paper is not used in the printing room of Clare County Council, “not even in the environment section,” a horrified Cllr Roisin Garvey told a recent meeting of the local authority.
*The illegal encampment at Skehanagh Roundabout earlier this summer. Photograph: Cllr Paul Murphy Prosecutions for illegal encampments within the county are not working, elected representatives in Clare have claimed.