*The tents in Knockalisheen. Photograph: John Cooke USE OF TENTED ACCOMMODATION FOR asylum seekers has ceased outside the village of Meelick and across the country, the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth has confirmed.
*Lauretta Callaghan O’Dea. Photograph: Natasha Barton A KILRUSH WOMAN has expressed her disgust at the decision to scrap a promised independent review of testimony given by survivors of the Mother and Baby homes.
*Minister Roderic O’Gorman (GP) with Senator Roisin Garvey (GP), Cllr Liam Grant (GP) and Jacqueline Sheehan. A GREEN PARTY MINISTER has expressed confidence that their work in Government will be remembered when it comes to polling day.
*Jack and Kieran O’Loughlin in Ennis. Photograph: Natasha Barton DIFFICULTIES IN RECRUITMENT rather than funding is the main factor preventing the HSE from reducing the waiting list for speech and language therapy, a Government Minister has said.
AN APPROXIMATE 2,000 Ukrainian refugees are now residing in Co Clare.