*Cllr PJ Ryan. Photograph: Martin Connolly Sunday saw PJ Ryan receive his highest vote in politics contesting his fifth local election, the third occasion in which he was successful.
*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 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.