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Cooney concerned by ‘dead’ small villages and towns in Clare

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*Cllr Joe Cooney. Photograph: Eamon Ward For the last two elections, Joe Cooney secured more first preference votes than any other candidate in the county but he’s insisting “there are no guarantees in life” as the countdown to May 24th continues.

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UN Director General concerned by Shannon’s missing European hub

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*Mr. LI Yong, Director General, UNIDO (centre) pictured during a tour of Shannon Free Zone with (from left): Mr. Shichun Wang, Chief of Cabinet, Office of the Director General; Kevin Thompstone, director, Shannon Chamber; Mr Kai Bethke, director of external relations and Mr. Conan Doyne, external relations expert, UNIDO. Photo: Eamon Ward. Shannon Airport’s struggles…

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Brussels based Kilmihil man devises best response to Brexit queries

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Mention the European Union in 2019 and one of the first items that springs to mind is of course Brexit.

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Brexit poses risk of ‘farmageddon’ for Clare farmers

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Brexit is posing the risk of “farmageddon” for gravely concerned Clare farmers. With calving season underway, farmers in the county have hit out that in all the Brexit negotiations, animals and their welfare have been scarcely mentioned. Five months since its foundation, 19,000 farmers across Ireland have become members of the Beef Plan, 790 of…

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Minister Ross wants Shannon “to provide increased competition” to Dublin

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Minister for Transport, Shane Ross has indicated he wants Shannon Airport to “provide increased competition” to Dublin Airport according to a Fine Gael Senator. Shannon Airport management have been asked to submit a detailed plan on a possible connection to a major European hub. The move comes following a meeting between Shannon Group management and…

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Shannon’s best interests require tackling Dublin Airport’s monopoly

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*Photograph: Shauna Kennedy Dublin Airport’s monopoly should be tackled in the best interest of Shannon, the wider region it serves and other regions outside the capital, economists have stated. Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Limerick Stephen Kinsella and Limerick Chamber economist Dr. Catriona Cahill entered the debate on Dublin Airport’s unhealthy dominance…

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Clare agri-food businesses ‘hugely exposed’ to Brexit

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Farmers and the agri businesses in Clare are becoming very worried with the lack of solutions put forward on a national level with Brexit approaching according to Cllr Cathal Crowe. Whatever deal emerges from Brexit, the Fianna Fáil general election candidate said “measures will still be needed to support the sector”. “Agri-food businesses in the…

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Absence of Shannon to France flights ‘an absolute disgrace’

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With Brexit looming, concern has been expressed with Shannon’s lack of air connectivity with the rest of Europe. Shannon Airport currently has UK hub connectivity through London Heathrow, but following Britain’s exit from the European Union the airport will be without connectivity into an EU hub. Shannon Group has appealed to the Government to safeguard…

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Britain going ‘through midlife crisis’

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A Newmarket-on-Fergus native will this week launch the first book devoted to Irish government policy towards Northern Ireland from the division of the country in 1921 to the present day. Donnacha Ó Beacháin is Associate Professor at the School of Law and Government, Dublin City University (DCU) where he lectures on post-Soviet politics, unrecognised states,…

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