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Tullyvarraga funding still lost in the woods

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“No budget is available” to progress the completion of the Shannon Tullyvarraga Woodland.

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Bus fare from Shannon to Limerick ‘is ridiculous’

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Bus Éireann experienced “an unprecedented demand” on its 343 service from Clare to Limerick at the beginning of the academic year leading to delays, congestion and inconvenience.

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Council Chief Exec challenged by Shannon business personnel

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*Pat Dowling. Photograph: Gary Collins Shannon’s business community have confronted the Chief Executive of Clare County Council regarding on the lack of investment in the town despite its contribution in commercial rates.

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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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‘Funding will come for a Shannon project’ – Breen

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Individuals involved in The Venue which requires close to €8 million to get off the ground have been urged to stand by the project. Director of Economic Development with Clare County Council, Liam Conneally when commenting on a motion from Cllr Mike McKee at the January meeting of the Shannon Municipal District stated, “A lot…

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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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Crowe covering the ground in double election bid

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A Fianna Fáil candidate for both the General and Local elections plus a recent new arrival for he and his wife means Cllr Cathal Crowe is set for a busy few months. Speaking to The Clare Echo before his party leader, Micheál Martin renewed the Confidence and Supply agreement with Fine Gael until 2020 meaning…

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‘GDPR a bit like Brexit’ McKee claims in call for more CCTV

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Gardaí in Shannon are “under-resourced” and “CCTV can be their eyes”, Sinn Féin councillor Mike McKee has said. Speaking at the November meeting of the Shannon Municipal District, he proposed “that in light of recent anti-social behaviour” the SMDC install CCTV “on an experimental basis” to provide more safety and security. An official response from…

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Clare address denying suicidal people access to psychiatric units claims ex patient

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Suicidal Clare men and women are not being admitted to the Limerick Psychiatric Unit because of their address, it has been claimed. Mental health advocate, Gary Fitzgibbon addressed elected members of the Shannon Municipal District (SMD) at their July meeting and gave a detailed account of the conditions dealt with by people struggling with their…

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Council needs ‘to get house in order’ at Shannon

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Clare County Council needs to “get our house in order” at the offices of the Shannon Municipal District according to Cllr Gerry Flynn. Flynn who is Cathaoirleach of the SMD, proposed that the local authority “enhance the green area to the front of the Municipal District Offices in Shannon. The current appearance leaves a lot…

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