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Local businesses & housing a priority of approved Council Budget

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An expenditure of €131m is included in Clare County Council’s revenue budget which puts a priority on local SMEs, housing, town enhancement plans and rural regeneration while future capital projects such as the West Clare Greenway, Blake’s Corner and the Killaloe Bypass are identified for progression.

‘If a dog sat still for 5 minutes he would have been painted’ – Council go all out for Irish Open

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*Photograph: Martin Connolly Paul McGinley made the statement on Tuesday “if a dog sat down for five minutes he would have got painted”, though County Dog Warden, Frankie Coote may not like to hear it, there is truth in what McGinley said such was the amount of work undertaken by Clare County Council in preparation …

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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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