*Photograph: Shannon Tidy Towns Contractors hired by Clare County Council to carry out maintenance work across the county have been warned that they may not receive payment for their work if it is not conducted to standard.
Potential purchasers of the site previously known as the Shannon Shamrock Hotel have been put off by associated archaeological work believed to be in the region of €2m.
Housing grant schemes for the disabled and elderly that have been closed for the last nine months in Clare will not be reopened until the conclusion of a national review by the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government.
Investment in Shannon Town will be more forthcoming following the conclusion of a master plan for the area, the Director of Economic Development with Clare County Council has stated.
An end of year review on the shuttle bus service for the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Experience will be central to determining if a co-ordinated inter-connected mini-bus service can be expanded to other parts of Co Clare.
Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross has agreed to visit Co Clare next month according to Independent TD, Dr. Michael Harty.
Different approaches must be taken in order to deal with the housing crisis in Clare according to the Chair of the Strategic Policy Committee responsible for housing.
Further frustration has been voiced with the current health offering for Ireland’s population in the Mid-West.
Policies in place surrounding assessment for accessing a medical card are leaving “a lot of people out in the cold”.
*Cllr Paul Murphy. Photograph: Eamon Ward Clarecastle councillor, Paul Murphy will sit on the most boards and committees of all twenty eight elected members of Clare County Council for the next five years.