*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 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.
*Tekelek CEO, Peter McCarthy. Photograph: Eamon Ward Shannon company, Tekelek Group plan to expand on it’s operations with an application currently before Clare County Council.
*Cllr PJ Ryan. Photograph: Gary Collins Criticism has been levelled at the Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) which was described as “virtually useless” by Cllr PJ Ryan last week.
Unless an aviation policy in Ireland is drafted, Shannon International Airport is at risk of being downgraded “to a regional airport”.
A review of Bus Éireann’s service operating out of Shannon Airport could yield a greater number of flyers according to one local representative.
“No budget is available” to progress the completion of the Shannon Tullyvarraga Woodland.
A decision from the National Transport Authority (NTA) to take the contract for the county’s rural transport co-ordination unit (TCU) from Clare Accessible Transport (CAT) and award it to Limerick Local Link has been met with widespread hostility and labelled “a grave act of injustice”.