*A section of the crowd that attended Monday’s community forum in Newmarket-on-Fergus. Photograph: Joe Buckley Confidence has been expressed by Clare’s Junior Minister that a new GP will be in place in Newmarket-on-Fergus very soon despite locals raising their concerns at the drawn out process of securing a replacement doctor.
Annoyance has been expressed locally with the lack of outlined plans for Moneypoint post 2025.
*Mike McKee Long serving political representative Mike McKee has died.
A five year Traveller Accommodation programme was recently adapted by elected members of Clare County Council following a vote that one councillor described as “completely pointless”.
*Cllr Gerry Flynn. Photograph: Eamon Ward An elected representative in Clare received correspondence from the Chairperson of Shannon Group outlining their disappointment with ongoing critical comments regarding Shannon Airport.
*Photograph: Arthur Ellis Shannon Airport’s economic importance to the Mid-West region was stressed on Friday last as a special meeting focused on jobs within Clare was held.
Staff at Molex are hopeful 100 posts can be maintained at its Shannon plant.
*Clare Fianna Fáil PRO Michael McTigue, Micheál Martin & Cllr Cathal Crowe. Photograph: John O’Brien Electing an extra Clare TD is the target for Fianna Fáil, party leader Micheál Martin has outlined.
*Joseph Woulfe Chairman of the Clare Beef Plan, Joseph Woulfe has confirmed he will be contesting the next General Election as an Independent candidate.
An adopt a family scheme may be trialled to help tackle the housing crisis affecting the entire country.