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Lack of adequate signage for Clarecastle an ‘anomoly’

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Greater signage for Clarecastle would give tourists “a full vista” of the county.

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Fianna Fáil add 5 candidates to local election ticket

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*Mark Nestor.  Fianna Fáil have made five additions to their local election ticket across the county.

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€9.7m contract signed for Ennis South Flood Relief Scheme

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*Back Row L-R: Jonathan Reid, Ryan Hanley Consultants and Maurice Buckley, Chairman of the OPW. Front Row L-R: Michael Mannion, Ward & Burke Contractors; Cllr Michael Begley, Mayor of Clare; and Carmel Kirby, Director of Physical Development, Clare County Council. A contract for the Ennis South Flood Relief Scheme has been signed. Clare County Council…

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Hayes goes Independent following defection from Labour Party

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*Dermot Hayes with the late Martin Naughton.  Dermot Hayes will run as an Independent candidate in the Ennis Municipal District for May’s local elections.

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Mary ‘honoured’ to be Grand Marshal for St Patrick’s Day Parade

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*Mary Fitzgerald & Cllr Clare Colleran Molloy. Photograph: Eamon Ward Mary Fitzgerald, the founder of Clare Haven Services and Haven Horizons has been named Grand Marshal of this year’s Ennis St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

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‘No conversation has taken place’ on merger of Clare & Galway Garda Divisions

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A future merger between Garda Divisions in Clare and Galway has not been ruled out.  Concerns on whether the county Garda Division would join forces with neighbouring Galway still remain following a special meeting of Clare County Council on Monday. Assistant Commissioner, Anne Marie McMahon outlined that the Commission on the Future of Policing would…

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Playground groups struggling with rising insurance premiums

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Playground groups in Clare are finding it increasingly difficult to cope with rising insurance premiums, elected representatives of the County Council have claimed. Ennis councillor, Mary Howard questioned if the Council’s “public liability insurance can be extended to cover all public playgrounds. An official reply from Director of Service, Leonard Cleary stated that the majority…

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Insufficient funds for Gort Rd – Tulla Rd link

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A new road which would link two of Clare’s busiest routes has been put on the backburner due to insufficient funds. In the Draft Ennis and Environs Local Area Plan 2015-2021, close attention was given to infrastructure safeguards for a link between the Tulla Rd and the Gort Rd. At a meeting of the Economic…

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Assurance given to frightened Turnpike residents & businesses

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*Cllr Pat Daly and Cllr Johnny Flynn with residents at the Turnpike last Friday. Photo by Martin Connolly Turnpike business owners and residents have been reassured a draft proposal which would see the renovation of a green area at Gallows Hill into parking spaces and the introduction of 46 bollards will not happen. Fourteen people…

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March start date expected for Ennis flood relief scheme

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*River Fergus. Photograph: Bob Singer Workers are expected on site to commence construction for the Ennis South Flood Relief Scheme in March although a contractor has yet to be appointed. Clarecastle councillor, Paul Murphy sought an update on “the unfinished aspects of the Ennis South Flood Relief Scheme” in a motion at the January meeting…

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