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‘Premature’ to discuss transforming road into Shannon public street

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Calls for Sli Cara in Shannon to be purchased by Clare County Council to develop a public street in the town have been described as “premature”.

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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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No formal approach from Council on The Venue since public meeting

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*Kevin Thompstone. Photograph: Joe Buckley One week on from a highly charged public meeting surrounding the future of The Venue in Shannon, no formal approach has been made by Clare County Council regarding the project.

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Shannon needs a focal point – Rachael English

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*Cllr Gerry Flynn is questioned by Rachael English. Photograph: Joe Buckley Shannon is in need of a focal point according to RTÉ broadcaster, Rachael English.

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‘Pioneering spirit’ on show at meeting for future of Shannon Venue

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*Photograph: Joe Buckley Organisers of the proposed Venue facility have insisted they will walk away from the project if Clare County Council do not acquire the Shannon site while an elected representative has claimed the local authority will purchase the plot of land. Extra seats had to be added to the Bunratty Suite of Treacys…

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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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Without funding ‘glór would not survive or exist’

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*Photograph by Eamon Ward Clare is a “treasure chest of culture” but glór is heavily reliant on Council funding and questions need to be asked on whether enough money could still be dispensed to support the proposed Venue in Shannon.  In 2017, glór eliminated their accumulated deficit while recording a small surplus, the multi-disciplinary arts…

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