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872 motions put before Council in 5 years

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*Photograph: Eamon Ward 872 notices of motion were put before Clare County Council during the five year term from 2014 to 2019.

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Six councillors record 100% attendance at Municipal District meetings

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*Photograph: Eamon Ward Six of Clare’s twenty eight councillors attended all Municipal District meetings over the last five years.

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Head to head battles to determine outcome in Killaloe Municipal District

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Five seats are on offer in the Killaloe Municipal District with five sitting councillors competing with five other candidates, four of which are contesting an election for the first time.

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Amount of cycle lanes in Ennis “is laughable”

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Ennis’ amount of bike lanes “is laughable” according to one of the county’s youngest and most vocal climate change activists.

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Change to Clare Bus contract “a grave act of injustice”

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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”.

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Sitting councillors & prospective candidates in Killaloe clash on posters

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Posters of sitting councillors in the Killaloe Municipal District will not be visible for May’s local elections, their decision has been welcomed by new candidates who are annoyed not to have been consulted about the charter. 

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Tulla social housing needs ‘a mix of people’

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*Photograph: Taka Aylelower Proposed social housing in Tulla needs to contain “a mix of people” so that it individuals struggling to get a mortgage have an opportunity to purchase a house there, East Clare councillors have stressed. In February, Clare County Council confirmed it had purchased a 1.83 hectare site which would delivery 22 social…

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Gardaí ‘well-resourced’ across Co Clare

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An Garda Síochána are “in a good place” when it comes to resourcing members of the force, a senior official has said.

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Burke maintains rural Clare is not being neglected

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*Photograph by Gary Collins Fine Gael are well placed to win three seats in the Killaloe Municipal District for the first time in the party’s history according to Cllr Pat Burke. Elected to the Council on his first attempt in 2009, Burke is hoping this May he will record a three in a row. He…

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‘Awful lot of confusion’ around vacant homes in Clare

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“A disparity between GeoDirectory and CSO figures” has significantly overstated the amount of vacant dwellings in the county. At the December meeting of the Social Development SPC, Mairead Corbett an Administrative Officer with Clare County Council gave members an update surrounding action on vacant homes. Their initial work on vacant homes started in December 2017…

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