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UHL attempting to free up space as overcrowding continues

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UL Hospitals Group have issued a renewed call for prospective patients to avoid their emergency department as the Dooradoyle facility continues to struggle with overcrowding.

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Shannon has capacity for 4.5 million passengers without investment

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Supporting investment in infrastructure, increasing its capacity, maximising tourism and boosting rail and road access are some of the objectives set out for Shannon Airport in the Draft Regional Spatial and Economic Strategy (RSES).

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Need to purchase properties stressed for Council to meet housing targets

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Concern has been expressed that Clare County Council will come up short of meeting their Rebuilding Ireland housing targets for 2019 if it is prohibited from purchasing additional housing units.

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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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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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‘Squeezed middle’ unable to avail of Council house or afford a mortgage

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Income thresholds set for individuals trying to apply for social housing need to be reviewed, it was claimed. Aisling Corcoran of the Respond Housing Association briefed members of the Social Development SPC in Clare County Council on Wednesday last. She praised the local authority for looking at homeless hubs within the county but highlighted the…

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