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Active Retirement President highlights elderly abuse

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*Kay Murphy, Photograph: ARI.  Elderly abuse continues to be a problem in 2019, the President of Active Retirement Ireland (ARI) has outlined. Shannon’s Kay Murphy has been the President of ARI since April 2017, becoming the first Clare person and the second from the Mid-West to serve in the role. In representing the organisation at…

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‘Funding will come for a Shannon project’ – Breen

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Individuals involved in The Venue which requires close to €8 million to get off the ground have been urged to stand by the project. Director of Economic Development with Clare County Council, Liam Conneally when commenting on a motion from Cllr Mike McKee at the January meeting of the Shannon Municipal District stated, “A lot…

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Parteen park & ride would help environment & Thomond Park

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A possible park and ride facility in Parteen will be examined to reduce the amount of motorists in South Clare. Fianna Fáil councillor, Cathal Crowe proposed that “Clare County Council, Limerick City & County Council, Irish Rail and Transport Infrastructure Ireland explore the possibility of providing park and ride facilities in proximity to the old…

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Street needed to bring heart to Shannon Town

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A proposed streetscape can provide a ‘missing heart’ for Shannon and lead to more businesses setting up in the town. On Tuesday, Cllr Mike McKee proposed at a meeting of the Shannon Municipal District that councillors meet senior officials in the planning department “to agree a strategy to progress a potential streetscape within the town.…

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FDI in Ennis hindered by rent yields & lack of ideal property

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*Clare Technology Park. Photograph: PJColeman.com A lack of “ideal vacant property” and lower rental yields is hindering foreign direct investment in Clare’s county town. Such views were expressed at the final 2018 meeting of Clare County Council’s Economic Development SPC. Jennifer Collins who in July was appointed as the local authority’s Atlantic Economic Corridor (AEC)…

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Ennis Data Centre can result in investment of €500m

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Plans for a data centre development in Ennis have been unveiled by Clare County Council that it estimates will result in an inward investment of €400 to 500m. On Monday, the local authority outlined it is seeking to amend the county development plan to facilitate the development on a 51 hectare site close to the…

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Parteen ‘will be split in two’ by LNDR

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A South Clare community “will be the only village in the country split by a dual-carriageway”, according to Cllr Cathal Crowe. Last year the €150 million Limerick Northern Distributor Road (LNDR) was given the go ahead with works expected to start in September. It involves the construction of 2.1 km of dual carriageway and 3.5km…

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Decision to dispose of land for Shannon Crematorium’s use deferred

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A proposal to dispose of lands for the extension of a crematorium service in Shannon has been deferred until September. Elected officials in the Shannon Municipal District were briefed on a proposal to dispose of lands measuring .54 acres at Illaunmanagh at their July meeting. This is adjacent to where the Council sold lands to…

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Councillors call for display of house numbers outside every home

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Clare homeowners cannot be forced to display the number of their house outside a property despite a motion from three councillors. “We call on Clare County Council to ensure that every house, in every estate, street, laneway, etc. should be required to display the number of the house on their property,” read a joint motion…

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