Shannon’s latest masterplan must not become a document that gathers dust on a shelf and represents “the last chance” to plan the future of the town.
*Cllr Mike McKee Mike McKee winning a seat on Clare County Council was the success story of the 2014 local elections, retaining it is now the challenge for the Shannon representative and his team of canvassers.
*Cllr Gerry Flynn. Photograph: Eamon Ward An additional candidate running in Shannon Town plus a public backlash from giving his ‘honest opinion’ on The Venue project has Cllr Gerry Flynn braced for a battle in the local elections.
A team of business personnel have pooled together in Shannon with the creation of a new group aimed at making the town a place to “be proud to bring people to visit and where people would want to stay”.
*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.
*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.