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Hedge Cutting scheme announced for Co Clare

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Clare County Council is inviting applications to an innovative scheme to facilitate landowners and community groups in maintaining hedgerows throughout County Clare.

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Unmaintained hedges putting driver’s safety at risk

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Motorists are ‘taking their lives into their hands’ by having to travel in the middle of certain roads due to unmaintained hedges in Co Clare.

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Greater presence of Irish flag needed in Clare

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*John McInerney of Clare County Council lowers the Irish flag to half mast.  An Irish identity needs to be emphasised across Co Clare with councillors calling for the national flag to be erected at libraries and district offices throughout the county.

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12% of Clare LIS applications will be completed in 2019

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*Labasheeda. Photograph: WestClare.net 250 applications are with Clare County Council for the Local Improvement Scheme (LIS) but only 30 are expected to be completed in 2019. Funding is provided to County Councils across the country to carry out improvement works on private and non-publicly maintained roads under the LIS. In 2018, €482,000 was allocated to…

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Doolin cliff walkers causing traffic problems

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*Fisher St, Doolin. Photograph: Suzanne Mischyshyn Cliff walkers in Doolin are causing “traffic congestion” in the North Clare village.

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Multi-million Doolin development ‘a miniature of National Children’s Hospital’

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An enhancement scheme proposed for Doolin including the construction of a service centre has been described as “a miniature of what is happening with the National Children’s Hospital”.

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Rural residents discriminated against when it comes to broadband

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Unavailability of broadband in parts of West Clare “is a clear case of discrimination against people in rural Ireland”, one resident has claimed. Independent councillor, Christy Curtin hit out at the second class treatment to the people of West Clare when it comes to the provision of broadband at Wednesday’s meeting of the West Clare…

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West Clare councillors agree not to use election posters

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Outgoing councillors in West Clare have agreed not to use posters for the upcoming local elections in May.   Cllr Ian Lynch in March 2017 initially raised the suggestion to introduce bylaws to abolish posters for future elections, the move was welcomed by all councillors of the West Clare Municipal District at the time and…

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‘Culture’ of making insurance claims in Clare

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210 new insurance claims were made against Clare County Council from the beginning of 2016 until December 5th 2018 which has cost €3.6 million. At Monday’s meeting of the local authority, a joint motion from councillors, Christy Curtin, Gerry Flynn, Mike McKee, Johnny Flynn, Ian Lynch and PJ Kelly sought an update on the claims…

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