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 Pat McMahon. Photograph: Gary Collins Politics was the never in the plan for Pat McMahon but following the sudden death of his father Andy, he was co-opted to the County Council 45 years ago and hasn’t looked back since.
Shannon Group plc have diffused calls from elected representatives of the Shannon Municipal District to purchase the site of the Shannon Shamrock Hotel in Bunratty.
*Newmarket-on-Fergus main street. Photograph: Gerry Ryan Renewed calls have been made for funding to be provided for a social food enterprise development in Newmarket-on-Fergus.
Shannon Heritage has lodged plans for a significant multi-million euro development at the internationally famous Bunratty Castle and Folk Park.
Unless an aviation policy in Ireland is drafted, Shannon International Airport is at risk of being downgraded “to a regional airport”.
Concern has been expressed that Clare’s newly appointed Chief Superintendent will not be working in the county for long.
A review of Bus Éireann’s service operating out of Shannon Airport could yield a greater number of flyers according to one local representative.
A Clare politician has urged the Irish Government to put an end to Europe’s second longest running television game show ‘if it is serious about dealing with gambling addictions’.
Five Clare students this week addressed elected representatives of the local authority demanding action on climate change.