Cllr James Breen

Co Clare ‘will always be indebted’ to Chief Supt Kerin

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*Photograph: John Mangan In a week where a documentary on whistleblower, Maurice McCabe cast a dark shadow on An Garda Síochána, one member of the force has been hailed for his service to Co Clare. On Monday, a mayoral reception was held for Chief Superintendent John Kerin ahead of his upcoming retirement. Warm tributes were …

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€300k G.M.A reduction ‘most anti-rural proposal’ Kelly has heard

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Clare’s longest standing councillor has hit out at the proposed reduction of General Municipal Allocation (G.M.A.) for the four municipal districts in the country. Cllr PJ Kelly was speaking at Monday’s meeting of the local authority where he tabled a motion which asked “that the C.E.O. reverses his proposal to reduce G.M.A. in forthcoming estates …

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Unlikely Carmody St site will be purchased to house homeless

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*Photograph: Geograph.ie Cold water has been poured on a proposal to purchase a site for sale in Ennis to accommodate the homeless.  At Monday’s meeting of Clare County Council, James Breen asked that they consider purchasing a building which is currently for sale at Carmody St in Ennis which in his estimates can “accommodate 100 …

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Buskers & beggars causing headaches in Ennis

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Buskers and beggars are causing interference and disruption to the trade in Clare’s county town, it was claimed this week. Traffic wardens have the authority to deal with buskers that break Council bye-laws which state they cannot use amplification when performing in the streets of Clare. This emerged at the June meeting of the Ennis …

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Public meeting to hear community’s concerns about Ashline site

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A public consultation meeting will take on board “the concerns of the community” on Tuesday evening ahead of a proposed development at Ashline, Kilrush Rd in Ennis. Elected members of the Ennis Municipal District were briefed last week about the planned development. The Council recently acquired 0.683 zoned residential and low density residential from the …

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