There are 26 vacant properties within Tulla village and a further 23 in the parish.
Clare’s current grass cutting policy for houses in estates owned by the Council is to be continued for the foreseeable future with a senior engineer observing that community groups tend to be “much more attentive” when taking on a role than paid employees.
Speeding problems in Kilkishen “are getting worse”, elected representatives have warned with some “near-misses” in the village recently.
*A vacant property in Tulla. Photograph: Páraic McMahon Derelict houses and empty properties in the heart of Tulla are contributing to “a daunting feeling” for locals and passers by.
Thirteen social houses being built in Feakle have been described as “institutional and archaic” due to the chosen colour scheme.
Approved by An Bord Pleanála in early 2013, late 2022 is the envisaged completion date for the Killaloe Bypass.
Tulla is more divided than parts of Northern Ireland according to one native of the East Clare town.
This Wednesday saw the Killaloe Municipal District hold their first meeting since the local elections, Beckha Doyle was frustrated and disappointed there wasn’t a new face among them but she’s adamant her time in politics will come.
*Barry O’Donovan. Photograph: Martin Connolly As the Green Party secured their first seat on Clare County Council since the 2009 election of Brian Meaney, one of their two candidates in the county maintained the elected councillors need to stand up and address ‘climate chaos’.
*Michael Begley. Photograph: Martin Connolly In Clare politics, being the Mayor in an election year is a risky position, for Michael Begley this gamble paid off.