*Photograph: Eamon Ward Ireland’s only book club festival is returning to Ennis next month.
*Pat Dowling. Photograph: Gary Collins Shannon’s business community have confronted the Chief Executive of Clare County Council regarding on the lack of investment in the town despite its contribution in commercial rates.
*Kevin Thompstone. Photograph: Joe Buckley One week on from a highly charged public meeting surrounding the future of The Venue in Shannon, no formal approach has been made by Clare County Council regarding the project.
*Photograph: Joe Buckley Organisers of the proposed Venue facility have insisted they will walk away from the project if Clare County Council do not acquire the Shannon site while an elected representative has claimed the local authority will purchase the plot of land. Extra seats had to be added to the Bunratty Suite of Treacys …