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Council celebrates 120th anniversary of first meeting

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At its April Monthly Meeting this evening, Clare County Council marked the 120th anniversary of the first ever meeting of the Local Authority which took place in the Grand Jury Rooms of Ennis Courthouse on 22 April 1899.

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‘Undesirable’ Council tenants putting homeowners in negative equity

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Properties in housing estates are seeing a dip in their value when the Council purchases a unit and moves “undesirables” into the location, one elected representative has claimed.

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Shannon sewer upgrade to reduce odour issues

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A €2.1 million upgrade of the sewer network in Shannon is to be completed in the next four months.

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Mill House Building to be leased to Haven Horizons by Council for 5 years

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*Clare Colleran Molloy, Mayor of Ennis handing over the keys of Mill House, Mill Road, Ennis to Mary Fitzgerald of Haven Horizons CLG, also included in photograph is Carmel Greene, Senior Executive Officer, Economic Development Directorate. Photograph: Arthur Ellis. Ennis councillors have agreed to lease the Mill House Building to Haven Horizons for five years.…

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Council Chief Exec challenged by Shannon business personnel

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*Pat Dowling. Photograph: Gary Collins Shannon’s business community have confronted the Chief Executive of Clare County Council regarding on the lack of investment in the town despite its contribution in commercial rates.

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Ennis councillors repeat call to purchase Rocky Rd site

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Ennis’ elected representatives on Clare County Council have declared the local authority “will live to regret” passing up on the opportunity to buy 17 acres of land at the Rocky Rd if the purchase does not go ahead. 

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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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Clare expects Limerick opposition to ‘Europe’s first University town’

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Getting approval for the South Clare Strategic Development Zone (SDZ) that would “become Europe’s first 21st Century University town” is expected to be “an uphill battle” due to opposition from Limerick’s elected representatives.  Senior Planner of Clare County Council, Brian McCarthy has acknowledged recognition to the SDZ in the draft Regional Spatial and Economic Strategy…

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Storm Gareth forces the Cliffs of Moher to close

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“Unsafe conditions” has forced the closure of the Cliffs of Moher for the remainder of the day. An orange weather alert has been issued for the tourist attraction, Clare County Council has just confirmed that the Cliffs will close until further notice. “The Cliffs of Moher has been closed to the public due to unsafe…

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Gardaí ‘well-resourced’ across Co Clare

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An Garda Síochána are “in a good place” when it comes to resourcing members of the force, a senior official has said.

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