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Miltown Malbay ‘written off the map’

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An absence of signs directing motorists to Miltown Malbay has been done deliberately to ‘write the West Clare town off the map’.

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VIDEO: Heavy traffic as truck collides with wall at Blake’s Corner

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*Photograph: Liam Grant One lane of traffic is in operation in Ennistymon after a truck hit into a wall at Blake’s Corner earlier today. Access to Lahinch has been restricted at the notorious traffic blackspot after the collision which occurred before 11am. The truck was travelling to Lahinch Beach with rock armour before the accident.…

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‘Time was right’ for Nagle to retire

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Richard Nagle has said the time was right to retire from his position as an elected representative of Clare County Council. Nagle will not contest May’s local elections despite being selected as a Fianna Fáil candidate in December. His upcoming retirement was first reported by The Clare Champion, it now means the party will be…

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Blake’s Corner traffic to be kept to a minimum during Irish Open

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It is planned to keep traffic through Blake’s Corner to a minimum during The Irish Open with other routes and a shuttle bus service to be utilised instead while local businesses have been asked not to hike prices during the European Tour event. From July 3rd to 7th this year, daily crowds of between 20…

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Blake’s Corner hindering economic development in Ennistymon

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Fianna Fáil’s only candidate for the Ennistymon electoral area has singled out fixing Blake’s Corner as a key aim in his bid to be re-elected. Cllr Richard Nagle was co-opted onto Clare County Council in 1997 and has been a permanent fixture since. On Sunday, he was one of two nominees at the Fianna Fáil…

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‘Locals will make or break Irish Open’

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*Photograph: Eamon Ward When it comes The Irish Open next year, “the local community is going to make or break how successful it is” according to its host, Paul McGinley. Daily crowds of between 20 and 25,000 will be let into Lahinch Golf Club for The Irish Open in July while McGinley declared it will…

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Blake’s Corner ready for 2021 at earliest

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WORKS at Blake’s Corner will not be complete until the end of 2021 at the earliest. Clare County Council aim to complete a “detailed design” of the project in early 2019, subject to approval from Transport Infrastructure Ireland they hope to put works to tender later that year and award a tender in the spring…

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Blake’s Corner won’t be ready for Irish Open in Lahinch

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A SOLUTION to Blake’s Corner, Ennistymon will not be in place until after The Irish Open takes place in Lahinch next year. Commuters to Lahinch and the Cliffs of Moher are well adverse to the long delays endured when passing through Ennistymon as a consequence of Blake’s Corner. With the positive news that Lahinch Golf…

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Blake’s Corner works given go ahead by local representatives

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THE planned works for Blake’s Corner in Ennistymon have been given the go ahead by Clare’s local representatives. At Monday’s Council meeting, the part 8 planning application was passed without discussion. A part 8 planning application is made by a local authority to the elected members of the council for work on public infrastructure projects…

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Plans submitted to address Blake’s Corner traffic issues

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PLANS to address the traffic congestion issues in Ennistymon are underway as a planning application has been formally submitted to Clare Co Council. The council plant to develop an inner relief road including a new vehicle bridge crossing of the Inagh/Cullenagh River, 80 metres upstream of the existing bridge. The overall route runs from 170…

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