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Safety review for M18 junctions

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A safety review of junctions on the M18 has been initiated by Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII). It comes on the back of a motion from Cllr Pat Hayes at Clare County Council’s December meeting. The Fianna Fáil councillor sought a review of junctions 12, 13 and 14 on the M18 for safety and traffic purposes.…

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‘Better chance of Pope coming to Ennis meeting than TII’

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Frustrated members of the Ennis Municipal District hit out at Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) for failing “to come in and meet” elected representatives while Clare County Council stated the state agency’s “commitment  to the county is absolute”.  Safety concerns at a number of junctions within the District were raised in discussion following a motion from…

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Ex-Ennis Chamber CEO opposed to plans for Supermac’s plaza

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A former CEO of Ennis Chamber is warning against freshly proposed plans from Supermac’s to construct a €10m motorway plaza on the outskirts of Ennis. Earlier this week, Pat McDonagh announced that they would lodge a new application for a plaza at Skehenagh Roundabout which would include a service station, convenience shop, food court, children’s…

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Gardaí looking for male Opel driver following M18 crash

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Gardaí are anxious to speak to a male driver of a dark coloured Opel Insignia saloon car following Tuesday’s crash on the M18 which claimed the life of Crusheen man, Michael Fogarty. Ennis Garda Station are keen to hear from the Opel driver who they believe may have witnessed the fatal collision between a red Ford…

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Motorway crash claims one life in Ennis

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A male in his sixties died following a road incident in Ennis on Tuesday afternoon. Gardaí and four units from the Clare Fire Service were called upon to the M18 between Barefield and Ennis when a truck and car collided. Shortly upon arriving on the scene, medical professionals pronounced the sole occupant of the car…

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Latoon Bridge reopens

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Latoon Creek Bridge has reopened to the public. Works have been ongoing on the bridge situated between Clarecastle and Newmarket-on-Fergus since November 2017. Its closure was forced due to the requirement of significant repairs which first came to light following a structural investigation. Earlier this week the Council announced that the bridge would reopen on…

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Three hospitalised after M18 bus crash

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THREE people, including a child, were hospitalised after a crash on the M18 motorway last night. The incident happened at around 8pm last night on the M18, southbound between Clarecastle and Dromoland. It’s understood that a car suffered a tyre blowout, causing a bus that was travelling behind to crash into the back of the…

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TII to consult with landowners over new M18 service station today

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TRANSPORT Infrastructure Ireland will meet with local landowners today to discuss plans for a new M18  service station. TII have been working with landowners in the Newmarket on Fergus area for the past couple of years on the planned development. The public consultation meeting will take place from 4.30pm to 8pm this evening at the…

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To Connacht, a hell of a lot faster!

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CLARE’S motorists will cut their commutes to Galway substantially and the north-west from tomorrow, following the opening of the new M17/M18 Gort to Tuam. Locals and tourists alike will no longer be stuck in traffic on what Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) calls ‘single carriageway roads that have deficiencies which restrict safe and efficient movement’. “The…

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