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Laws for illegal encampments too lenient say Clare councillors

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*The illegal encampment at Skehanagh Roundabout earlier this summer. Photograph: Cllr Paul Murphy Prosecutions for illegal encampments within the county are not working, elected representatives in Clare have claimed.

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Dispute over whether or not horses are causing havoc on Kilrush Rd

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There is no evidence of horse activity or horses on the Kilrush Rd following six separate investigations carried out by Clare County Council despite a local representative stating they were “causing havoc” on the busy road.

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Parnell St has been ‘crying out for development’

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Operational phased closures came into effect at Parnell St on Friday as part of a €3.3m development into an area that has been described as capturing “the medieval” town of Ennis.

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‘One hell of a clean-up needed’ as 35 caravans depart Skehanagh

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“An unmerciful mess” has been left behind at Skehanagh following the departure of up to 35 caravans that had been illegally located close to the M18.

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Breen questions traveller’s ‘automatic right to Council houses’

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*Cllr James Breen. Photograph: Martin Connolly “Disgusting” boarded up houses at Watery Rd, Ennis have been described as “a long standing embarrassment” for Clare County Council.

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Ennis eyesore removed from Rocky Rd

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A burnt out caravan has been removed from the Rocky Rd in Ennis.

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Ennis councillors repeat call to purchase Rocky Rd site

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Ennis’ elected representatives on Clare County Council have declared the local authority “will live to regret” passing up on the opportunity to buy 17 acres of land at the Rocky Rd if the purchase does not go ahead. 

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Ennis councillors aboard shared train ownership with Kilkee

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A shared ownership scheme between Ennis and Kilkee over a train to be used at both destinations throughout a calendar year is to be investigated. At the January meeting of the Ennis Municipal District, Cllr Mary Howard put forward a notice of motion “considering the success of the Christmas train over the four days” that…

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Ennis let down by ‘unacceptable ghost station’

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Ennis falling from Ireland’s cleanest town to its twenty second has been described as “unacceptable”. In the space of one year, Ennis went from being Ireland’s cleanest town to its twenty second. This came following the final Irish Business Against Littter (IBAL) survey of 2018. An Taisce, who carried out the survey, commented in its…

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Drivers ‘putting their lives at risk’ trying to leave Corrovorrin

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*Photograph by Gary Collins Lives are being put at risk by motorists attempting to exit Corrovorrin while business owners in Turnpike will need to sit down with members of the Ennis Municipal District, a recent meeting has heard. Standing orders were suspended at the final Ennis Municipal District meeting of 2018 as councillors requested an…

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