*Farmers protesting at Kepak, Tiermaclane. Photograph: John Mangan An estimated 800 people in the county have thus far partaken in peaceful protests led by farmers.
Clare’s biggest security operation in fifteen years is underway following Donald Trump’s arrival into Shannon Airport yesterday.
*Trump International Golf Links and Hotel Ireland. Photograph: Arthur Ellis Traffic restrictions are to be “kept to a minimum” for the three day visit of US President, Donald Trump to Co Clare.
*Joseph Woulfe. Photograph: Martin Connolly Joseph Woulfe’s first entry into politics caused quite the stir with the Quilty farmer coming 184 votes shy of causing the shock of the election.
*Joseph Woulfe When it comes to being a county councillor, first-time local election candidate Joseph Woulfe insisted it’s people skills not political experience that is required.
Coastal protection works at three locations in the county have remained on hold due to insufficient funding being provided by the Office of Public Works (OPW).
*Photograph: Liam MacNamara Thousands of runners and flip flops from a fallen ship container have been washing up on beaches in Co Clare and the west coast of Ireland.
Clare has no rough sleepers who are in that position against their own wishes, the Chair of the group responsible for social housing in the county has said.
In a fortnight where positive stories about soccer in Ireland have been few and far between, Chloe Moloney has predicted that if anyone is to suffer from the suspension of Sport Ireland funding to the FAI, it will be the women while she’s also optimistic of progressing her own football career.
* (L-R): Anne Haugh, Director of Social Development, Clare County Council; Pat Dowling, Chief Executive, Clare County Council; Mayor of Clare, Councillor Michael Begley;David Whelan, K & D Whelan Construction Ltd. Back (L-R) Max Krauss, Hassett Leyden & Associates ; Ger O’Malley, Tom McNamara & Ptnrs (Quantity Surveyor); Councillor Gerry Flynn, Chair of the Social Development…