*Sean Ryan photographed in 1998. This September will mark twenty one years since the disappearance of Sean Ryan, a recent visit to Co Clare has prompted his mother Patricia Douglas to come forward in a renewed appeal for answers.
“A change in policy and mindset” is needed to lead to a greater use of Shannon Airport which one elected representative of Clare County Council felt has been “completely abandoned”.
*Eoin Cleary tackled by Meath’s Conor McGill. Photograph: Martin Connolly Clare’s opponents for the All-Ireland SFC round four qualifier have been announced.
As they congregated for their first meeting since May’s local elections, successful candidates in the Shannon Municipal District set out their stall for the next five years by pinpointing the future of Shannon Airport as the biggest concern.
*Michael Gubbins. Michael Gubbins has vacated his role as Clare’s Chief Superintendent after less than three months in the position.
Joe Killeen’s year long tenure as President of the INTO came to a close this week.
One Ennis woman whose daughter spent six days in hospital last week has declared she would avoid going to University Hospital Limerick even if she was dying.
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 immediate plans” are in place to open a dialysis centre at Ennis General Hospital.
*Photograph: Arthur Ellis A suggested armed response unit in Co Clare has been shot down by the Assistant Commissioner of An Garda Síochána.