A just transition fund for Moneypoint has been promised by An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar with details to be confirmed at “a later date”.
*Niall Williams. Photograph: John Kelly Niall Williams’ reputation in Irish writing is most definitely on the ascent, living in West Clare for the past thirty four years, his texts are influenced by the place and its people.
*Lissycasey NS students. Six projects in Co Clare are to receive €219,000 towards Safety Measures and Play Areas for schools and communities under the latest round of funding from the CLÁR programme 2019.
RECENTLY, this paper has been highlighting something very close to my heart; the plight and opportunities that exist in West Clare. Being the son of eight families from “back West”, it’s still the place that I regard as home. This even though I find myself living in Dublin.
In the past nine decades, Kilrush has seen businesses open and close, recessions come and go, speed limits go up and down but it fits the narrative of the market town having something special according to Patrick Bourke.
*Doughmore. Photograph: Arthur Ellis An Bord Pleanála have confirmed there will be no oral hearing regarding proposed works at Trump Doonbeg.
*Photograph: Martin Connolly Businesses and community groups across West Clare are prepared to engage fully with a proposed new taskforce aimed at bringing new investment to the county according to Fianna Fáil General Election candidate, Rita McInerney.
*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.
*Moneypoint. Photograph: Fergal Clohessy Further staff reductions are expected to come at Moneypoint in the coming weeks and months, The Clare Echo has learned.
*Mick O’Dea, Tommy Comerford, James Griffin & Paul Markham in Doonbeg on Wednesday. Photograph: Martin Connolly As Doonbeg basked in international media coverage due to the visit of US President Donald Trump, locals were determined to display a positive and attractive image of the West Clare village to reap the benefit for the years ahead.