Donald Trump’s visit to Co Clare has been confirmed with the President of the United States of America due to arrive in Ireland on June 5th.
*Cllr PJ Ryan. Photograph: Gary Collins It took three attempts for PJ Ryan to win a seat on Clare County Council and at the conclusion of the weekend he is hoping to have retained that seat for the third election in a row.
*Cllr Pat McMahon. Photograph: Gary Collins Politics was the never in the plan for Pat McMahon but following the sudden death of his father Andy, he was co-opted to the County Council 45 years ago and hasn’t looked back since.
Co Clare is to host a royal visit next week.
Challenges facing Shannon Airport must be considered in the upcoming tourism strategy to be produced by Clare County Council.
A fourth consecutive year of growth was recorded by Shannon Group plc in 2018.
*A path on the Cliffs of Moher looking over the Aran Islands. Photograph: Julie Tillett ‘A badly needed’ tourism strategy for Co Clare is expected to be ready by the autumn while coach providers visiting the Cliffs of Moher have said a lack of accommodation is preventing them from offering bed nights in the county.
*A damaged garden shed in Newmarket-on-Fergus. Photograph: Paula Carr Whelan Parts of Co Clare remain without power as the clean-up from Storm Hannah continues.
Unless an aviation policy in Ireland is drafted, Shannon International Airport is at risk of being downgraded “to a regional airport”.
*Mr. LI Yong, Director General, UNIDO (centre) pictured during a tour of Shannon Free Zone with (from left): Mr. Shichun Wang, Chief of Cabinet, Office of the Director General; Kevin Thompstone, director, Shannon Chamber; Mr Kai Bethke, director of external relations and Mr. Conan Doyne, external relations expert, UNIDO. Photo: Eamon Ward. Shannon Airport’s struggles…