Two Clare communities have recorded improvements in the latest litter survey by business group Irish Business Against Litter (IBAL).
Bathing restrictions at Lahinch have been lifted.
*Lahinch Beach. Photograph: Sue Pollard Elevated levels of bacteria in the water have led to the introduction of a do not swim warning in Lahinch.
*A kite surfer in Lahinch. Photograph: Brian Arthur Lahinch is the focus of a RTÉ TWO documentary which airs tonight (Tuesday).
This summer has been the quietest in East Clare in over two decades according to hospitality providers in the region.
*Lahinch Beach. Photograph: Martin Connolly Public bathing restrictions at Lahinch have been lifted since early on Friday afternoon.
*Photograph: Martin Connolly Bathing advisory notices remain in place for Lahinch.
Condolences have been expressed and memories retold in North Clare this week following the death of Saoirse Kennedy-Hill, granddaughter of former US Senator Robert F Kennedy.
*Doughmore. Photograph: Arthur Ellis An Bord Pleanála have confirmed there will be no oral hearing regarding proposed works at Trump Doonbeg.
*Colm and Breeda McLoughlin. Colm McLoughlin has been honoured at the annual aviation industry awards.