Cllr Bill Chambers

Chambers wants Cooraclare’s history of having a councillor to continue

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*Cllr Bill Chambers. Photograph: Gary Collins “Politics is a tough life,” Bill Chambers admitted but it’s one he wants to stay in as the countdown to May’s local elections continue. He forms the Fianna Fáil ticket in the Kilrush local electoral area alongside Cllr PJ Kelly. “It’s going to be a hard few weeks, a …

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Carrigaholt Beach will be wheelchair accessible this summer

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Wheelchair users will be able to access the beach in Carrigaholt this summer. Ramped wheelchair access is to be reinstalled at the South West Clare beach. “Sea and storm damage to this area over the last number of years” has been attributed as the reason why the location was off limits for individuals reliant on …

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Tourists not staying in Clare due to “third world connectivity”

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“Third world connectivity” to Co Clare is putting tourists off staying in the county, Cllr Pat Daly has claimed. Tourism was listed as a key asset to the Mid West in the draft regional spatial and economic strategy (RSES) produced by the Southern Regional Assembly. The document referred to the Wild Atlantic Way, Ireland’s Ancient …

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Kelly & Chambers selected as Fianna Fáil hit with another retirement

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*Photograph: Eamon Ward Fianna Fáil have been rocked by the retirement of another sitting councillor. Clare’s longest serving local politician, PJ Kelly and former Mayor Bill Chambers were confirmed as the party’s two candidates in the Kilrush Local Electoral Area. Members were left surprised on Friday night when Cllr Tom McNamara announced his retirement from …

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16-20 week waiting time for driving test in Clare

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Clare people have to wait between sixteen and twenty weeks to sit their driving test according to the latest data from the Road Safety Authority. Ennis and Shannon both recorded 27 weeks as the longest waiting time for a driving test, while the average waiting time in each area is currently 16.5 and 19.5 weeks …

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