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Water capacity could prevent Tulla social housing development

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*Photograph: Tulla Tidy Towns Plans to build 22 social houses in Tulla will not be able to proceed if capacity issues exist regarding water supply.

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Hayes hits out at lack of Council built houses

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Dermot Hayes has hit out at the amount of Council houses built in Clare from 2016 to 2018 and has called on the county’s electorate to end “the cosy consensus between long-time councillors and the top table”.

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Breen questions traveller’s ‘automatic right to Council houses’

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*Cllr James Breen. Photograph: Martin Connolly “Disgusting” boarded up houses at Watery Rd, Ennis have been described as “a long standing embarrassment” for Clare County Council.

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27 homes to be built in Miltown Malbay

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27 new homes are to be constructed in West Clare under the Rebuilding Ireland scheme. €5,448,590 has been approved by Social Housing Capital Investment Unit of the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government for the build of 27 new homes at Ballard Rd, Miltown Malbay. Minister of State for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital…

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Social housing residents could be charged for maintenance work

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A nominal fee could be charged to residents living in social housing as part of the planned maintenance programme. Senior Executive Engineer with Clare County Council, Tony Neville updated members of the Social Development SPC on the property surveys which have been conducted between June 5th and November 22nd on social housing throughout the county.…

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‘Ghettos could emerge’ in Clare without balance

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CONCERN has been expressed that “ghettos” could emerge in Clare due to a lack of proper social mix with housing. Cllr PJ Kelly is the longest serving member of Clare County Council and at last Wednesday’s meeting of the Social Development SPC, he warned of the potential risks that may arise if the local authority…

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‘Rural Clare in need of more survivors’

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JIM Connolly moved to Kilbaha 50 years ago. He lives just a stone’s throw from the most westerly tip of Co Clare, which is just about as rural as you can get. A natural social activist and enchanted by the quality of life Kilbaha offered, Jim was concerned about rural depopulation. He established Rural Resettlement…

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40 new social houses on the way for Clare

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THERE are a lot of Clare families facing housing difficulties this Christmas, so we were delighted to hear that there are 40 new social houses on the way.  Junior Minister Pat Breen has announced that more than €7.8 million has been allocated for the construction of 40 new homes in Ennis. Funding of €7,854,000 is…

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