An East Clare councillor has pleaded for bus shelters to be installed in each town and village across the county.
Parents of special needs students in Clare have said their children have retreated and regressed due to the disruptions to their school routines with one teenager refusing to leave his room for an eleven week period except to go to the bathroom and fill his water bottle.
Failure to install ‘adequate infrastructure’ in Clare’s rural communities will accelerate their demise, local councillors have warned.
Completion of a coastal pathway at Loop Head is seen as “an absolute necessity” to the protection of the area as one councillor criticised how plans have been left sitting “for years”.
€500k has been invested to repair a 2km coastal walk adjacent to the visitor centre at The Cliffs of Moher while a path to recovery for the world renown tourist attraction is underway.
An expenditure of €131m is included in Clare County Council’s revenue budget which puts a priority on local SMEs, housing, town enhancement plans and rural regeneration while future capital projects such as the West Clare Greenway, Blake’s Corner and the Killaloe Bypass are identified for progression.
A visitor services building is to be constructed at Doolin Pier as part of new plans that have yet to be lodged.