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Swim ban was detrimental to business in Kilkee

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A do not swim notice in Kilkee “couldn’t of happened at a worse time in the year” as businesses recorded a dip in activity as holiday makers vacated the location as a result.

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Results of Kilkee water quality test will be known tomorrow

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Full results of the water quality tests at Kilkee beach will be known as of Wednesday afternoon.

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Anger in Kilkee as Do Not Swim notice issued

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*Photograph: @thepmanofficial Discharge of wastewater into the sea at Kilkee has prompted the issuing of a Do Not Swim notice.

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Water capacity could prevent Tulla social housing development

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*Photograph: Tulla Tidy Towns Plans to build 22 social houses in Tulla will not be able to proceed if capacity issues exist regarding water supply.

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Shannon sewer upgrade to reduce odour issues

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A €2.1 million upgrade of the sewer network in Shannon is to be completed in the next four months.

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Tourist season target for completion of Ennistymon water mains repairs

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Water mains servicing the main street of Ennistymon and the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Centre are expected to be completed in time for the 2019 tourist season. A joint motion from councillors Bill Slattery and Richard Nagle welcomed the granting of funding by Irish Water for the replacement of water mains at Ennistymon main street…

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Water supply restored in Parteen & Clonlara

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*Photograph: O’Connors Cross c/o Cllr Cathal Crowe Water supply has been restored to parts of Parteen and Clonlara.  Residents of the South East Clare areas were without water for two days after a water main burst in the early hours of Thursday morning. Supply was restored on Saturday evening while engineers had rerouted a series…

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Installation of water fountains mooted to tackle plastic waste

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Consultations will take place between Clare County Council and Irish Water to determine if water fountains can be installed across the county. It comes following a notice of motion from Cllr Mary Howard at the December meeting of the local authority. She requested the putting in of fountains throughout Clare “considering the difficulty presented by…

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Restrictions to remain for ‘a number of weeks’ in parts of Clare

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Water restrictions will continue in Tulla, Lahinch, Lisdoonvarna, Doolin, Liscannor, Ballyvaughan, Kilfenora and surrounding group supply schemes for “a number of weeks”. Irish Water confirmed to The Clare Echo that a wide range of restrictions are remaining over the weekend and into the coming weeks across the county. “Due to the prolonged dry weather conditions…

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Parts of North Clare hit by water restrictions

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Water restrictions have been put in place in areas of North Clare and will last for the foreseeable future. Arising from the “unprecedented demand on the water supply network”, Irish Water has announced a number of restrictions will apply in an attempt to redistribute supply as a result of the prolonged dry weather conditions. On…

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