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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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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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€6.8 in funding for 5 Clare projects

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*Loop Head Lighthouse. Photograph: Valerie O’Sullivan €6.8 million in funding has been secured for five Clare rural regeneration and development projects. Loop Head, Lahinch, Doolin, Kilrush and Holy Island were the successful Clare County Council projects that have been granted aid under the €1 billion Rural Regeneration and Development Fund (RRDF), a key component of…

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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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Drug problem in West Clare ‘is out of control’

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West Clare communities are being destroyed by heroine users, it was claimed this week. A 19 percent reduction in drug related offences occurred in Clare between December 2008 and 2018. Last year, a total of 318 crimes linked to drugs were reported in the county, which was three less than the year previous. Speaking at…

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Demand to pedestrianise Lahinch main street during Irish Open

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Business personnel in Lahinch have requested the closure of the coastal town’s main street to traffic during The Irish Open. Cllr Bill Slattery outlined a proposal from business people in the area at last Wednesday’s meeting of the West Clare Municipal District for a full day or evening closure of the main street in Lahinch.…

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West Clare councillors agree not to use election posters

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Outgoing councillors in West Clare have agreed not to use posters for the upcoming local elections in May.   Cllr Ian Lynch in March 2017 initially raised the suggestion to introduce bylaws to abolish posters for future elections, the move was welcomed by all councillors of the West Clare Municipal District at the time and…

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Site purchased for new Kilrush school

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Kilrush is one step closer to having a brand new school. A new site has been secured for a new school building for Gaelscoil Uí Choimin, Kilrush which has been purchased by the Department of Education through the offices of Clare County Council. Currently, there are 62 students in the Gaelscoil. Fine Gael TD, Pat…

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‘Culture’ of making insurance claims in Clare

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210 new insurance claims were made against Clare County Council from the beginning of 2016 until December 5th 2018 which has cost €3.6 million. At Monday’s meeting of the local authority, a joint motion from councillors, Christy Curtin, Gerry Flynn, Mike McKee, Johnny Flynn, Ian Lynch and PJ Kelly sought an update on the claims…

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Lack of certainty regarding ESB’s future at Moneypoint

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Moneypoint Power Station. Pic: Fergal Clohessy

*Photograph: Fergal Clohessy Fear has been expressed that ESB could follow the example of Bord na Mona by announcing sudden job losses in the future at its Moneypoint power station. At the end of October, Bord na Mona announced they were cutting 430 jobs as it moves away from peat harvesting by 2025 under its…

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