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Long dismisses town request for Westbury

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The feasibility of requesting town status for parts of South Clare has been questioned by a local election candidate.

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Department to decide on town status for Westbury, Shannon Banks & Carraig Midhe

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Town status could be afforded to Westbury, Shannon Banks and Carraig Midhe if approved by the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government.

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Local election candidate undecided on whether Limerick border should extend into Clare

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A Shannon Banks resident who will contest the local elections in Clare this May has mixed views on whether Limerick should be allowed extend its county boundary to the area in which she lives. Betty Walsh will represent The Social Democrats in the Shannon Municipal District having previously contested the 1999 local election in the…

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Betty’s back 20 years after last local election bid

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Twenty years on from contesting her last local election in Clare, Betty Walsh is back but with a different party. In 1999, Betty was one of seven candidates in the four seat Killaloe constituency where she polled 397 first preference votes while flying the flag for The Labour Party. “People here were not represented, it…

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‘Bizarre’ proposal to extend Limerick boundary into Clare

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Clare and Limerick’s neighbourly rivalry has erupted once more with calls for a boundary extension causing anger. Fianna Fáil Cllr Kieran O’Hanlon at the Metropolitan District meeting called for an extension of the administrative boundary of Limerick City and County Council into Co Clare. He maintained residents in Shannon Banks and Westbury feel more connected…

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