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Oliver Garry pulls out of local election race

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*Oliver Garry with Pat Breen and Cllr Johnny Flynn. Photograph c/o Cllr Johnny Flynn Former councillor Oliver Garry has withdrawn his name from the ballot paper for the local elections on May 24th.

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Developing coach parking an objective for Kilrush

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*Photograph: Kilrush Tidy Towns More groundwork is needed to accelerate proposed plans for a public park and coach park in Kilrush.

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Keating confident work of last term will strengthen his vote

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*Gabriel Keating. Photograph: Gary Collins His slogan is “the man who gets things done” and Cllr Gabriel Keating is confident his re-election to Clare County Council will be the done thing in two months time. In 2014, Cllr Keating polled in twelfth position out of sixteen candidates following the first count. However he still managed…

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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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Kilrush centre ‘will change provision of health care in West Clare’

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*Kilrush. Photograph: Kilrush Tidy Towns Kilrush has been identified as the location for a new primary care centre. It is one of three places in the Mid-West that will now house primary care centres. The HSE will announce in the next week future centres to be constructed with Kilrush to be amongst them. It is…

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Rural residents discriminated against when it comes to broadband

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Unavailability of broadband in parts of West Clare “is a clear case of discrimination against people in rural Ireland”, one resident has claimed. Independent councillor, Christy Curtin hit out at the second class treatment to the people of West Clare when it comes to the provision of broadband at Wednesday’s meeting of the West Clare…

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‘Library evolution in Clare has surpassed everything’

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Close to 20,000 people are members of libraries in Clare.

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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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Taylor becomes Clare’s first openly gay politician

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Kilkee’s Mike Taylor is Clare’s first openly gay politician after his place on Fine Gael’s ticket for the 2019 local elections was confirmed. On Thursday, the twenty year old was selected alongside Cllr Gabriel Keating for Fine Gael in the Kilrush electoral area. He joined the party in 2011 off the back of the General…

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Keating & Taylor confirmed as Fine Gael’s candidates in Kilrush

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A directive from Fine Gael’s Executive Council has selected Cllr Gabriel Keating and Mike Taylor as the party’s candidates in the Kilrush electoral area for May’s local elections. It had been speculated that there would be a contest between the two to secure a place on the party ticket up until Cllr Mary Howard who…

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