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Priests will be next to be breathalysed coming from Mass

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Clare motorists have been urged to take “personal responsibility” to ensure they have no alcohol in their system before going behind the wheel of a car. Monday’s meeting of the Clare Joint Policing committee saw members debate the impact drink driving legislation is having on people living in the county. Cllr Pat Daly asked Superintendent…

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South Clare needs ‘more works’ before LNDR is put in place

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Improved road facilities must be put in place in Clare prior to the development of the Limerick Northern Distributor Road (LNDR), Cllr Cathal Crowe has claimed. Meelick native, Crowe proposed at Shannon Municipal District’s January meeting that “Clare County Council and Transport Infrastructure Ireland prioritise in 2019 the provision of a widened carriageway, pedestrian footpath,…

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Active Retirement President highlights elderly abuse

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*Kay Murphy, Photograph: ARI.  Elderly abuse continues to be a problem in 2019, the President of Active Retirement Ireland (ARI) has outlined. Shannon’s Kay Murphy has been the President of ARI since April 2017, becoming the first Clare person and the second from the Mid-West to serve in the role. In representing the organisation at…

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‘Funding will come for a Shannon project’ – Breen

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Individuals involved in The Venue which requires close to €8 million to get off the ground have been urged to stand by the project. Director of Economic Development with Clare County Council, Liam Conneally when commenting on a motion from Cllr Mike McKee at the January meeting of the Shannon Municipal District stated, “A lot…

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Town Park ‘will enhance Shannon’s beautiful landscape’

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Work on the development of the new Shannon Town Park has begun after Clare County Council signed a contract with M. Fitzgibbon Contractors. Completion is expected in mid 2019. The works include formal footpaths and a cycle track, an adventure play area and a bandstand/performance area, the first cycle pump track to be built in…

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Flooding concerns for road approaching Shannon Industrial Estate

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“Serious flooding” occurred on a road servicing Shannon Industrial Estate over the Christmas period according to Cllr PJ Ryan. The Independent councillor highlighted the issue at the January meeting of the Shannon Municipal District. Cllr Ryan put forward a motion which asked the MD to carry out drainage and repair works to prevent flooding “on…

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Parteen park & ride would help environment & Thomond Park

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A possible park and ride facility in Parteen will be examined to reduce the amount of motorists in South Clare. Fianna Fáil councillor, Cathal Crowe proposed that “Clare County Council, Limerick City & County Council, Irish Rail and Transport Infrastructure Ireland explore the possibility of providing park and ride facilities in proximity to the old…

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12 year old footbridge proposal for Sixmilebridge to be reviewed

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A twelve year old proposal to install at footbridge in Sixmilebridge is to be re-examined. At the January meeting of the Shannon Municipal District, Fine Gael’s John Crowe asked “due to the large number of pedestrians using the bridge, I am looking for a feasibility study regarding a footbridge being erected over the O’Garney River…

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Bonds suggested as way to help home seekers

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Bonds have been suggested as a way to help young people make their way on to the property ladder in Clare. A joint motion from councillors, Pat McMahon, PJ Ryan and Pat Daly asked that “Clare County Council examine the potential to part fund its housing programme, through the bond option, which is popular in…

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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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