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Collaboration & co-operation key to bringing world-class Greenway to Clare

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Elected representative and officials in the West Clare Municipal District will hold a presentation in September to gain a better understanding of the work required in bringing a world class Greenway to the county.

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Progress being made on Doolin visitor centre

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With visitor numbers at Doolin “increasing the whole time”, the announcement that progress is being made with the construction of a visitor centre has been welcomed.

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South Clare needs ‘more works’ before LNDR is put in place

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Improved road facilities must be put in place in Clare prior to the development of the Limerick Northern Distributor Road (LNDR), Cllr Cathal Crowe has claimed. Meelick native, Crowe proposed at Shannon Municipal District’s January meeting that “Clare County Council and Transport Infrastructure Ireland prioritise in 2019 the provision of a widened carriageway, pedestrian footpath,…

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March start date expected for Ennis flood relief scheme

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*River Fergus. Photograph: Bob Singer Workers are expected on site to commence construction for the Ennis South Flood Relief Scheme in March although a contractor has yet to be appointed. Clarecastle councillor, Paul Murphy sought an update on “the unfinished aspects of the Ennis South Flood Relief Scheme” in a motion at the January meeting…

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Condition of N19 would delay access to Airport in emergency

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Access to Shannon Airport “in the case of an emergency” is a major concern given the condition of the N19. At Shannon Municipal District’s July meeting, Sean Lenihan, a senior engineer with Clare County Council stated the N19 “needs a significant job”. The section of the N19 National Primary Road under consideration extends from Drumgeely…

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Parteen ‘will be split in two’ by LNDR

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A South Clare community “will be the only village in the country split by a dual-carriageway”, according to Cllr Cathal Crowe. Last year the €150 million Limerick Northern Distributor Road (LNDR) was given the go ahead with works expected to start in September. It involves the construction of 2.1 km of dual carriageway and 3.5km…

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‘We’ve a town & an airport to protect’ flood defences needed at Shannon

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A senior engineer in Clare County Council has expressed his confidence that funding will be provided for essential works at the Shannon Embankments which would protect the Airport and town from flooding. As the town is below sea level, the Shannon Estuary Flood Defences are critical to its protection. While protected by embankments and two…

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Land acquisition “ongoing” for Killaloe bridge & bypass

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The land acquisition process for the proposed bypass and bridge at Killaloe is “ongoing”. Cllr Pat Burke sought an update on the development at the July meeting of the Killaloe Municipal District. He was informed by Senior Engineer Sean Lenihan that the compulsory purchase order (CPO) has been confirmed and that the land acquisition process…

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