Elected representative and officials in the West Clare Municipal District will hold a presentation in September to gain a better understanding of the work required in bringing a world class Greenway to the county.
*Cllr Roisin Garvey flanked by Eamon Ryan. Photograph: John Mangan Attendees at a special meeting to consider future operations for the Moneypoint power plant were sarcastically praised by Cllr Roisin Garvey “for catching up”.
*Moneypoint. Photograph: Páraic McMahon Despite the looming loss of over 100 jobs at Moneypoint, there is hope for the site of the power plant with one West Clare elected representative maintaining it has the potential to become “the Silicon Valley for renewables”.
*Cllr Ian Lynch. Photograph: John Mangan Kilrush councillor Ian Lynch hit out at the lack of work done by Clare’s Oireachtas members in standing up for the county as West Clare attempts to pick itself up following last week’s announcement over 100 jobs are being cut from Moneypoint.
Long serving Cooraclare councillor Bill Chambers was unanimously elected as the Cathaoirleach of the West Clare Municipal District but his appointment to the Corporate Policy Group met opposition at the District’s first meeting since the local elections.
Mixed views have been expressed regarding a possible imbalance in the make-up of the Municipal Districts in Clare.
When he decided to join Fianna Fáil to contest the local elections, Cillian Murphy said “it was time”, after an unsuccessful attempt in 2004 his time has come to represent the people of West Clare on the County Council.
*PJ Kelly. Photograph: Martin Connolly An elected representative since 1974, PJ Kelly has been ever present on Clare County Council but 2019 saw him receive his highest ever backing from an electorate.
A request to put fingerpost signs on all Council roads in Clare has been palmed off by the local authority for budgetary reasons.
*Michael Hillery & Christy Curtin. Photograph: Eamon Ward An estimated €500,000 is required for an upgrade of the culvert and drainage in Miltown Malbay which intends to prevent future flooding in the area.