*LIT President, Prof Vincent Cunnane speaking at the opening of its Ennis campus in December 2019. Photograph: Eamon Ward A proposed link between Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) and Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT) has formally been given the go-ahead by Government meaning that Ennis is now a university town.
*Shane Ross with Rose Hynes & Mary Considine during his November visit to Shannon Airport. Photograph: Arthur Ellis Workers in Shannon Airport and the Mid-West “are petrified” over the Airport’s future post COVID-19.
*Timmy Dooley. Photograph: Joe Buckley Stripped of his place on the Fianna Fáil front bench due to his involvement in a voting controversy, Timmy Dooley (FF) is seeking to prevail in his fourth General Election.
*Clare Fianna Fáil PRO Michael McTigue, Micheál Martin & Cllr Cathal Crowe. Photograph: John O’Brien Electing an extra Clare TD is the target for Fianna Fáil, party leader Micheál Martin has outlined.
Clare TD Timmy Dooley remains suspended from the Fianna Fáil front bench despite a report recommending no disciplinary action for his role in a voting controversy in Dáil Éireann last week.
*First Lady Melania Trump with Shannon Group Chairman Rose Hynes at Shannon Airport. Photograph: Arthur Ellis. Rose Hynes’ one year extension as Chairperson of the Shannon Group was granted to provide continuity within the commercial semi-state company, The Clare Echo has learned.