Students in Clare are being deprived of their “right to education” as more than three dozen children in the county are without a second level place for September.
*Garret McPhillips. Photograph: Martin Connolly Garret McPhillips has stopped his Fine Gael party from taking legal action following the outcome of a recheck in a dramatic Shannon Municipal District election count on Sunday.
Though seven sitting councillors are competing against three challengers for the seven seats on offer, the Shannon MD will be a lot tighter than what is suggested on paper.
*Cllr PJ Ryan. Photograph: Gary Collins It took three attempts for PJ Ryan to win a seat on Clare County Council and at the conclusion of the weekend he is hoping to have retained that seat for the third election in a row.
*Cllr Gerry Flynn. Photograph: Eamon Ward An additional candidate running in Shannon Town plus a public backlash from giving his ‘honest opinion’ on The Venue project has Cllr Gerry Flynn braced for a battle in the local elections.
Of all 51 candidates for the local elections on May 24th, Shannon councillor Gerry Flynn was the only one to refuse to sign a pledge to give his support for the restoration of health services to Co Clare.
An NCT like procedure is required when it comes to determining the safety of homes in Ireland, one Ennis councillor has declared.
Unless an aviation policy in Ireland is drafted, Shannon International Airport is at risk of being downgraded “to a regional airport”.
Clare has no rough sleepers who are in that position against their own wishes, the Chair of the group responsible for social housing in the county has said.
Concern has been expressed that Clare’s newly appointed Chief Superintendent will not be working in the county for long.