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.
*Shane Lowry hitting off on the twelfth tee during the first round of the 2019 DDF Irish Open at Lahinch. Photograph: Brian Arthur Shannon Airport’s lack of presence and marketing during The DDF Irish Open at Lahinch has been questioned and criticised as “an incredible failure”.
*Cllr Paul Murphy. Photograph: Eamon Ward Clarecastle councillor, Paul Murphy will sit on the most boards and committees of all twenty eight elected members of Clare County Council for the next five years.
*The Cliffs of Moher. Photograph: Ann O’Connell “A disconnect” exists between Clare’s premier tourist attraction and those living in close proximity to it.
Long serving Cooraclare councillor Bill Chambers was unanimously elected as the Cathaoirleach of the West Clare Municipal District but his appointment to the Corporate Policy Group met opposition at the District’s first meeting since the local elections.
Mixed views have been expressed regarding a possible imbalance in the make-up of the Municipal Districts in Clare.
*Bill Chambers and his grandson. Photograph: Martin Connolly He’s been an elected representative on Clare County Council since 1985 and Bill Chambers is looking forward to what the next term brings with his Fianna Fáil party adding young blood in the guise of Mark Nestor and Shane Talty.
When he decided to join Fianna Fáil to contest the local elections, Cillian Murphy said “it was time”, after an unsuccessful attempt in 2004 his time has come to represent the people of West Clare on the County Council.
*PJ Kelly. Photograph: Martin Connolly An elected representative since 1974, PJ Kelly has been ever present on Clare County Council but 2019 saw him receive his highest ever backing from an electorate.
*Mark Nestor celebrates surrounded by friends and family. Photograph: Martin Connolly Sunday’s election of Mark Nestor to the Ennis Municipal District on the eighth count means that at 27 years of age he is the youngest councillor in Clare.