*Waves on the Atlantic Ocean during Storm Lorenzo. Photograph: John Mangan A new strategic policy committee (SPC) dedicated solely to climate change and biodiversity will not be introduced in Co Clare.
Cyclists and drivers in Ennis have had “the fear of God” put into them while Ireland is suffering from “car addiction”, a recent discussion on traffic calming measures heard.
Clare’s local property tax is to increase by fifteen percent following a vote by elected members on Monday evening.
Sinn Féin’s Mike McKee made a welcome return to political office this week, attending his first meetings since before the local elections in May.
Consultants have not been appointed for the delivery of flood defence works along the Shannon Embankments.
*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.