*Tom Casey and his wife Bernie. Photograph: Joe Buckley “A turf war” is preventing progress in solving the almost annual issue of flooding at Ballycar, Clare TDs have stated.
*Pat Hayes. Photograph: Martin Connolly Fianna Fáil have bit back at comments from Deputy Joe Carey (FG) by accusing the TD of delivering nothing for the county in terms of broadband while questioning their stance on the National Broadband Plan.
Kilrush is one of just six towns nationally to receive funding from the Dormant Accounts Fund for a new Community Sports and Physical Activity Hub.
*Pat Breen (Minister of State for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection) pictured with Gerard King, CEO , officially opened the newly constructed 40,000 sq ft manufacturing facility in Smithstown Light Engineering, Shannon, Co Clare. Photograph: Brian Arthur. Sixty jobs are to be created over the next two years by Smithstown…
*Pat Halpin addressing the community forum in Newmarket-on-Fergus. Photograph: Joe Buckley An undercover Garda operation is ongoing in Newmarket-on-Fergus, Sixmilebridge and Cratloe while the policing organisation is unaware of claims that youths have been dropping rocks onto the M18 approaching the Carrigoran exit.
*A section of the crowd that attended Monday’s community forum in Newmarket-on-Fergus. Photograph: Joe Buckley Confidence has been expressed by Clare’s Junior Minister that a new GP will be in place in Newmarket-on-Fergus very soon despite locals raising their concerns at the drawn out process of securing a replacement doctor.
*Photograph: Arthur Ellis Shannon Airport’s economic importance to the Mid-West region was stressed on Friday last as a special meeting focused on jobs within Clare was held.
Four months on from the request of its foundation, a taskforce designed to support staff at Moneypoint has not held a single meeting.
*Moneypoint. Photograph: Páraic McMahon A just transition fund for Moneypoint is an action that is too little and far too late, Cllr Ian Lynch said when launching a strong criticism of Clare’s Oireachtas members.
*Joseph Woulfe Chairman of the Clare Beef Plan, Joseph Woulfe has confirmed he will be contesting the next General Election as an Independent candidate.