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Clare expects Limerick opposition to ‘Europe’s first University town’

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Getting approval for the South Clare Strategic Development Zone (SDZ) that would “become Europe’s first 21st Century University town” is expected to be “an uphill battle” due to opposition from Limerick’s elected representatives.  Senior Planner of Clare County Council, Brian McCarthy has acknowledged recognition to the SDZ in the draft Regional Spatial and Economic Strategy…

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30% increase in Shannon’s population expected by 2040

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Shannon has “significant opportunity” to “expand globally as a recognised centre of excellence for current and future software engineering/aviation/logistics talent,” according to a new strategy for the south of Ireland.

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Tourists not staying in Clare due to “third world connectivity”

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“Third world connectivity” to Co Clare is putting tourists off staying in the county, Cllr Pat Daly has claimed. Tourism was listed as a key asset to the Mid West in the draft regional spatial and economic strategy (RSES) produced by the Southern Regional Assembly. The document referred to the Wild Atlantic Way, Ireland’s Ancient…

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Concern with population projections for Co Clare

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Disappointment has been expressed with the population allocation for Clare from the Department of the Environment as set out in a draft strategic plan for the southern region of Ireland. Arising under the Local Government Reform Act 2014 the Southern Regional Assembly assumed a number of new functions. Chief among these responsibilities is the preparation…

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