Between €10,000 to €15,000 per week is projected to be spent by Clare County Council in providing additional resources to coastal amenities to cope with a forecasted staycation surge.
*Photograph: John Mangan Ahead of the anticipated arrival of large numbers of people to our beaches this May Bank Holiday Weekend, pleas have been issued for the public to remain vigilant in the suppression of COVID-19.
*Crowds on the prom in Lahinch on Saturday. Photograph: John Mangan Coastal locations in Co Clare experienced a big surge in visitors last weekend while Clare County Council have confirmed that public toilets at Spanish Point and White Strand will be open for the May Bank Holiday.
Parents of special needs students in Clare have said their children have retreated and regressed due to the disruptions to their school routines with one teenager refusing to leave his room for an eleven week period except to go to the bathroom and fill his water bottle.