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‘Turf war’ between OPW & Irish Rail delaying works to fix Ballycar flooding

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*Tom Casey and his wife Bernie. Photograph: Joe Buckley “A turf war” is preventing progress in solving the almost annual issue of flooding at Ballycar, Clare TDs have stated. 

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‘Shannon not getting its fair share of commercial rates’

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*Cllr Gerry Flynn. Photograph: Joe Buckley Almost three quarters of Clare’s commercial rates income of €113 million is sourced from West Clare and Shannon.

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Parteen park & ride would help environment & Thomond Park

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A possible park and ride facility in Parteen will be examined to reduce the amount of motorists in South Clare. Fianna Fáil councillor, Cathal Crowe proposed that “Clare County Council, Limerick City & County Council, Irish Rail and Transport Infrastructure Ireland explore the possibility of providing park and ride facilities in proximity to the old…

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All aboard the love train to Doonbeg

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WHEN Doonbeg man Dermot Comerford boarded a train in Dublin, he had no idea that he would meet the woman of his dreams. Rachael Finucane’s name was displayed above her seat and Dermot plucked up the courage to say hello. “I said how’s it going Rachael and the rest is history. We started talking and…

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Ennis to Limerick train line to re-open tomorrow

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THE Ennis to Limerick rail line is due to re-open tomorrow after being closed for a number of months. The train line has been flooded at Ballycar since late January, but the flood waters have finally receded and normal services will resume from early tomorrow. Flood waters rose to a maximum height of 1.60m above…

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Bus transfers to continue until further notice following Ennis rail flood

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BUS transfers between Ennis and Limerick will continue until further notice, according to Irish rail. The statement comes as the train line was forced to close again over the weekend due to flooding on the track at Ballycar. A spokesperson for Irish Rail said: “Iarnród Éireann will monitor flood levels which are continuing to rise,…

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