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‘We’ll be putting up a gate at Fanny O’Deas unless industry in West Clare improves’

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In the space of thirty four years the amount of people living in West Clare having to go towards Ennis and further afield for work has doubled, the owner of the West Clare railway Jackie Whelan has claimed.

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Increase in farm plastic waste the fault of farming organisations

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At the beginning of 2018, the Chinese market stopped taking seven million tonnes of plastic waste which has led to Ireland being “full of farm plastic with nowhere to go”, the blame of which lies with farming organisations according to the owner of the country’s biggest glass recycling plant.

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Shannon Airport “completely abandoned” by Irish Government

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“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”.

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Rail spur line to Shannon Airport will close the gap with Dublin

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*Jackie Whelan. Photograph: Valerie O’Sullivan A prominent Clare businessman has declared a spur line to Shannon Airport will result in increased passengers and more people staying in the West of Ireland. Jackie Whelan is the owner of the West Clare Railway, Tullagower Quarries and alongside his wife Pauline is the co-owner of The Railway Bar…

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