*Crowds from Sunday’s protest. Photograph: John Mangan Approximately 250 people attended a protest in Ennis on Sunday afternoon voicing their frustrations loud and clear with the current health care offering in the Mid-West of Ireland.
*Some of the crowd gathered at the January 2017 protest. Photograph: Martin Connolly A group behind a protest taking place this Sunday are “demanding” the reopening of the accident and emergency unit plus the upgrade to a model three hospital at Ennis General Hospital.
Criticism has been fired in the direction of the Fine Gael Government by two Clare representatives regarding the lack of progress with the National Broadband Plan.
Management of Ennis General Hospital have quashed calls for it to become a model three hospital.
*Leo Varadkar in Ennis on Friday. Photograph: Martin Connolly Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has dismissed the theory that a hard border exists around Dublin.
A decision from the National Transport Authority (NTA) to take the contract for the county’s rural transport co-ordination unit (TCU) from Clare Accessible Transport (CAT) and award it to Limerick Local Link has been met with widespread hostility and labelled “a grave act of injustice”.
A motion of no confidence in Minister for Health, Simon Harris was approved by elected members of Clare County Council on Monday evening.
Frustration has been expressed locally as the Taoiseach has stated his opposition to reopening a twenty four hour A&E at Ennis General Hospital.
*Taoiseach Leo Varadkar was presented with cuff links from Katy Linnane & Junior Power. Photograph: Martin Connolly Scoil Chríost Rí’s €6.5 million school building was officially opened by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar on Friday morning.
Hundreds of mourners attended a mass of remebrance for Laura Brennan at St Peter and Paul Cathedral in Ennis on Wednesday.