Elected representative and officials in the West Clare Municipal District will hold a presentation in September to gain a better understanding of the work required in bringing a world class Greenway to the county.
In the past nine decades, Kilrush has seen businesses open and close, recessions come and go, speed limits go up and down but it fits the narrative of the market town having something special according to Patrick Bourke.
*Photograph: Martin Connolly Businesses and community groups across West Clare are prepared to engage fully with a proposed new taskforce aimed at bringing new investment to the county according to Fianna Fáil General Election candidate, Rita McInerney.
*Cllr Roisin Garvey flanked by Eamon Ryan. Photograph: John Mangan Attendees at a special meeting to consider future operations for the Moneypoint power plant were sarcastically praised by Cllr Roisin Garvey “for catching up”.
*Moneypoint. Photograph: Páraic McMahon Despite the looming loss of over 100 jobs at Moneypoint, there is hope for the site of the power plant with one West Clare elected representative maintaining it has the potential to become “the Silicon Valley for renewables”.
*Photograph: Páraic McMahon ESB have been slammed for their treatment of their workforce in West Clare following last Tuesday’s announcement that an expected 100 plus jobs are to be cut, one month after refuting claims such a scenario was on the cards.
*Moneypoint Power Plant. Photograph: Páraic McMahon A delegation of West Clare councillors are today (Wednesday) issuing a letter to secure a meeting with two Ministers plus a number of agencies and the ESB on the future of Moneypoint.
*Photograph: Fergal Clohessy Less than one month after ESB refuted claims that redundancies would be sought at Moneypoint, over 100 jobs are to go at Ireland’s biggest electricity generator.
*Cathal and Maeve Crowe with their children, Charlie, Eve and Sam. Photograph: Eamon Ward Helping to foster a more ‘inclusive Clare’ is the goal for Cathal Crowe during his time as Cathaoirleach of Clare County Council.
Rita McInerney launched her General Election campaign in Kilrush on Friday night as she begins her attempt to become the first Clare female TD since Síle de Valera.