Housing grant schemes for the disabled and elderly that have been closed for the last nine months in Clare will not be reopened until the conclusion of a national review by the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government.
This August will mark twenty years since the opening of Clarecastle Day Care Centre, a facility that has welcomed thousands of people within the county through its doors in two decades.
Ireland’s newest millionaire purchased their winning Lotto ticket in a Sixmilebridge store.
*Michael Begley. Photograph: Martin Connolly In Clare politics, being the Mayor in an election year is a risky position, for Michael Begley this gamble paid off.
*John Crowe. Photograph: Martin Connolly A need for a councillor in Sixmilebridge plus the recognition of the parish having a voice on Clare County Council is well understood according to John Crowe.
*Pat Hayes. Photograph: Martin Connolly Elections bring out a mix of emotions and that was certainly the case for Pat Hayes who was delighted first and foremost to be the second candidate elected in the Killaloe Municipal District but disgusted with the ongoing treatment of East Clare especially regarding Clare Bus.
*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.
Shannon Group plc have diffused calls from elected representatives of the Shannon Municipal District to purchase the site of the Shannon Shamrock Hotel in Bunratty.
One gang broke into six different premises stretching from Ennis to Sixmilebridge in a ninety minute period in the early hours of Friday morning.
*Cllr Joe Cooney. Photograph: Eamon Ward For the last two elections, Joe Cooney secured more first preference votes than any other candidate in the county but he’s insisting “there are no guarantees in life” as the countdown to May 24th continues.