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Laws for illegal encampments too lenient say Clare councillors

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*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.

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Tulla dereliction is ‘daunting & disgraceful’

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*A vacant property in Tulla. Photograph: Páraic McMahon Derelict houses and empty properties in the heart of Tulla are contributing to “a daunting feeling” for locals and passers by.

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Colour of Feakle social housing scheme ‘archaic & institutional’

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Thirteen social houses being built in Feakle have been described as “institutional and archaic” due to the chosen colour scheme.

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Late 2022 still the target for completion of Killaloe Bypass

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Approved by An Bord Pleanála in early 2013, late 2022 is the envisaged completion date for the Killaloe Bypass.

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Housing grant scheme to remain closed in Clare until 2020

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Housing grant schemes for the disabled and elderly that have been closed for the last nine months in Clare will not be reopened until the conclusion of a national review by the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government.

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Water capacity could prevent Tulla social housing development

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*Photograph: Tulla Tidy Towns Plans to build 22 social houses in Tulla will not be able to proceed if capacity issues exist regarding water supply.

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Need to purchase properties stressed for Council to meet housing targets

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Concern has been expressed that Clare County Council will come up short of meeting their Rebuilding Ireland housing targets for 2019 if it is prohibited from purchasing additional housing units.

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Social housing on the way for Quilty, Roslevan & Newmarket-on-Fergus

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* (L-R): Anne Haugh, Director of Social Development, Clare County Council; Pat Dowling, Chief Executive, Clare County Council; Mayor of Clare, Councillor Michael Begley;David Whelan, K & D Whelan Construction Ltd. Back (L-R) Max Krauss, Hassett Leyden & Associates ; Ger O’Malley, Tom McNamara & Ptnrs (Quantity Surveyor); Councillor Gerry Flynn, Chair of the Social Development…

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Tulla social housing needs ‘a mix of people’

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*Photograph: Taka Aylelower Proposed social housing in Tulla needs to contain “a mix of people” so that it individuals struggling to get a mortgage have an opportunity to purchase a house there, East Clare councillors have stressed. In February, Clare County Council confirmed it had purchased a 1.83 hectare site which would delivery 22 social…

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Homeless man sleeps outside office of Clare TD

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A homeless man was forced to sleep outside the constituency office of a Clare TD. In what is believed to be the first time a person has had to sleep rough outside the door of a Clare TD, Timmy Dooley’s constituency office on the Mill Rd in Ennis provided some shelter for a homeless man…

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