There has been a 150 percent increase in the amount of rape cases dealt with in the Clare Garda Division.
*Sinead Sheehan. Photograph: Clare PPN Environmentalist groups declared they were not going to be silenced as they presented Cathaoirleach of Clare County Council, Cllr Cathal Crowe with a signed petition asking the local authority to declare a climate and biodiversity emergency on Monday.
In a week where the compulsory studying of Irish for the Leaving Certificate is under threat, asylum seekers in Miltown Malbay have inquired about the prospect of being taught the language in Co Clare.
Further frustration has been voiced with the current health offering for Ireland’s population in the Mid-West.
Of all 51 candidates for the local elections on May 24th, Shannon councillor Gerry Flynn was the only one to refuse to sign a pledge to give his support for the restoration of health services to Co Clare.
Clare’s youngest climate change activists were once again demonstrating in Ennis on Friday.
*Some of the crowd gathered at the January 2017 protest. Photograph: Martin Connolly A group behind a protest taking place this Sunday are “demanding” the reopening of the accident and emergency unit plus the upgrade to a model three hospital at Ennis General Hospital.
A number of meet the candidate events organised by Clare PPN will be taking place across the county over the coming week.