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€300k G.M.A reduction ‘most anti-rural proposal’ Kelly has heard

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Clare’s longest standing councillor has hit out at the proposed reduction of General Municipal Allocation (G.M.A.) for the four municipal districts in the country. Cllr PJ Kelly was speaking at Monday’s meeting of the local authority where he tabled a motion which asked “that the C.E.O. reverses his proposal to reduce G.M.A. in forthcoming estates…

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Curtin & Arkins undecided on running in 2019 local elections

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Two experienced politicians have yet to decide if they will be running in the 2019 local elections. Cllr Christy Curtin has topped the poll in each area he has ran for the last five elections. The Miltown councillor has been elected on the first count with his vote growing in every campaign since 1991. Last…

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Top national award for Clare Museum

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Clare Museum has been awarded Full Accreditation under the Museum Standards Programme for Ireland (MSPI) at a ceremony in Kilkenny Castle. Established by the Heritage Council in 2006 to benchmark and promote professional standards in the care of collections, the Museum Standards Programme for Ireland (MSPI) has attracted involvement across the cultural spectrum, from national…

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Boy racers ‘rampant’ in Clare

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“There will be loss of life” unless there is a clampdown on the speeding and donuts done by boy racers on roads across Co Clare, it was stated this week. In a motion at the July meeting of the Killaloe Municipal District, Cllr Pat Hayes asked “Clare County Council and An Garda Síochána come together…

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Enforcing camping & parking bylaws ‘will send out the wrong message’

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Overnight camping and parking restrictions are not being enforced in lakeside locations across East Clare. This came to light at the July meeting of the Killaloe Municipal District when Cllr Pat Burke called on the Council to enforce no camping and overnight parking at Mountshannon Harbour, Dromaan Harbour and Meelick Bay where signs stating the…

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Hayes ‘perturbed’ with lack of progression at Holy Island

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Frustration is growing among the people and councillors of East Clare with the lack of progress at Holy Island. At the July meeting of the Killaloe Municipal District, two councillors, Pat Burke and Pat Hayes tabled motions seeking updates on development plans for Holy Island. “Clare County Council have this island in its ownership for…

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Ennis leaving rest of Clare in the long grass

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THERE is apartheid in County Clare when it comes to grass-cutting, according to Cllr Cathal Crowe. His views came in light of a motion from Cllr Gerry Flynn which called on the local authority to share resources across the county. “In view of the tremendous work done by the Gardening Section of Clare County Council…

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Eoin Neylon: Christmas for political nerds

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Eoin Neylon, The Clare Echo’s Political Columnist examines the political landscape in Clare following the publication of a report by the Local Electoral Area Boundary Committee. For a political nerd, Thursday morning was like Christmas. There’s nothing more we love than an excuse to pour over facts and figures and break out the maps to…

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Three out of four Clare Councillors prefer real ones

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REPRO FREE 081217 Pictured at The Local Enterprise Office Christmas Fest Christmas market are Justin Kivlehan, Achill Oysters, Cllr Paul Murphy, mayor of Ennis, Barry Rees and Barach Rees (7) Meeres Pork Products .Pic Arthur Ellis.

THEY bring our issues to the fore of local politics, but how much do we know about our District Mayors? We here at The Clare Echo felt it was about time we got to the real nitty gritty of who these people REALLY are, so we gave them the grilling of all grillings. We think…

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