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#Clare County Council

# clare-county-council - Thursday 6 August, 2020

Swimming banned at number of beaches in Clare
# Bacteria
# Bacteria

Swimming banned at number of beaches in Clare

Aug 6th 2020, 12:46 PM 35,315 Views 32 Comments

Increased bacterial levels have been identified in the water following heavy rainfall.

# clare-county-council - Monday 29 June, 2020

€16.5 million upgrade works at Cliffs of Moher will include €2 million pedestrian tunnel
# Moher Money
# Moher Money

€16.5 million upgrade works at Cliffs of Moher will include €2 million pedestrian tunnel

Jun 29th 2020, 10:01 PM 30,251 Views 35 Comments

Clare County Council is set to spend big on the attraction which had 1.6 million visitors last year.

# clare-county-council - Thursday 20 February, 2020

Thousands of sandbags delivered to homes in Clare under threat of rising floodwater
# Shannon
# Shannon

Thousands of sandbags delivered to homes in Clare under threat of rising floodwater

Feb 20th 2020, 5:00 PM 23,416 Views 0 Comments

Increased rainfall coupled with increased discharges from the Weir has left residents along the Shannon catchment “concerned”.

# clare-county-council - Wednesday 9 October, 2019

325-million-year-old amphibian fossil discovered in Co Clare
# Tetrapod
# Tetrapod

325-million-year-old amphibian fossil discovered in Co Clare

Oct 9th 2019, 10:21 PM 24,728 Views 38 Comments

The 10mm-long bones are believed to come from a small amphibian that would have been an ancestor to the first lizards.

# clare-county-council - Thursday 18 July, 2019

Clare council offering €300k to consultants who can come up with Cliffs of Moher 'masterplan'
# Cliffs Of Moher
# Cliffs Of Moher

Clare council offering €300k to consultants who can come up with Cliffs of Moher 'masterplan'

Jul 18th 2019, 10:00 PM 33,595 Views 50 Comments

Already this summer, the council has put in a number of measures aimed at easing visitor congestion.

# clare-county-council - Saturday 16 March, 2019

Councils no longer operating loan scheme to help struggling homeowners with repairs
# Housing
# Housing

Councils no longer operating loan scheme to help struggling homeowners with repairs

Mar 16th 2019, 9:00 PM 20,955 Views 18 Comments

There is a disparity across the country with some local authorities operating the schemes while others stopped years ago.

# clare-county-council - Tuesday 4 September, 2018

Council puts plans for Supermacs plaza at centre of 'bogus letters' scandal on hold
# Clare
# Clare

Council puts plans for Supermacs plaza at centre of 'bogus letters' scandal on hold

Sep 4th 2018, 11:20 AM 22,168 Views 30 Comments

The fast food outlet plans to build a €10 million motorway plaza serving the Limerick to Galway motorway.

# clare-county-council - Tuesday 24 July, 2018

'Extremely dangerous': Warning after children seen 'tombstoning' from Co Clare cliffs
# Kilkee
# Kilkee

'Extremely dangerous': Warning after children seen 'tombstoning' from Co Clare cliffs

Jul 24th 2018, 4:35 PM 52,901 Views 45 Comments

Clare County Council issued a warning after a video emerged online of people jumping from cliffs in Kilkee.

# clare-county-council - Saturday 23 June, 2018

'It's like pulling teeth': Charity official trying to hand over 21 houses to Clare County Council
# Rural Resettlement
# Rural Resettlement

'It's like pulling teeth': Charity official trying to hand over 21 houses to Clare County Council

Jun 23rd 2018, 8:15 AM 24,828 Views 27 Comments

Jim Connolly said he wouldn’t tell “his worst enemy” to work in housing services.

# clare-county-council - Friday 16 March, 2018

'I'm happy to clarify': Varadkar says he was just joking about Trump and Doonbeg
# That's The Joke
# That's The Joke

'I'm happy to clarify': Varadkar says he was just joking about Trump and Doonbeg

Mar 16th 2018, 8:20 PM 31,147 Views 142 Comments

Varadkar came under fire from opposition politicians yesterday after he told a story about Trump contacting him in 2014.

Poll: Was Leo right to contact Clare council after Trump phone call?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Was Leo right to contact Clare council after Trump phone call?

Mar 16th 2018, 10:03 AM 32,069 Views 202 Comments

The Taoiseach sparked controversy with the anecdote, which he shared during an address in Washington yesterday.

# clare-county-council - Thursday 21 December, 2017

A 'Trump wall' will be built in County Clare
# He's Building It
# He's Building It

A 'Trump wall' will be built in County Clare

Dec 21st 2017, 4:37 PM 33,942 Views 58 Comments

The Trump International Golf Links wants to carry out coastal erosion management works.

# clare-county-council - Sunday 9 July, 2017

Clare is fighting back against spread of Japanese knotweed
# Invasive Species
# Invasive Species

Clare is fighting back against spread of Japanese knotweed

Jul 9th 2017, 5:00 PM 59,082 Views 43 Comments

The plant can undermine the structural integrity of roads, buildings and car parks.

# clare-county-council - Saturday 18 March, 2017

The first sign of summer? Loop Head Lighthouse is open to the public again
# Tourism
# Tourism

The first sign of summer? Loop Head Lighthouse is open to the public again

Mar 18th 2017, 5:00 PM 16,006 Views 12 Comments

The building is steeped in history, with its origins dating back to the 1670s.

# clare-county-council - Tuesday 20 December, 2016

Traveller family launches legal action for Clare County Council to give them accommodation
# Fire
# Fire

Traveller family launches legal action for Clare County Council to give them accommodation

Dec 20th 2016, 6:10 AM 15,529 Views 0 Comments

They say they have been homeless since their previous accommodation was burnt down in 2015.

# clare-county-council - Monday 7 December, 2015

Bad news for Clare, it has just been hit with a new flood warning
# Aftermath
# Aftermath

Bad news for Clare, it has just been hit with a new flood warning

Dec 7th 2015, 1:48 PM 26,128 Views 23 Comments

The area was heavily hit over the weekend.

# clare-county-council - Sunday 30 August, 2015

Clare County Council are giving money to people to cut their hedges
# Hedge Your Bets
# Hedge Your Bets

Clare County Council are giving money to people to cut their hedges

Aug 30th 2015, 8:15 AM 17,379 Views 47 Comments

Not a bad gig.

# clare-county-council - Wednesday 10 September, 2014

Clare County Council set to buy Holy Island but won't say for how much
# Historical
# Historical

Clare County Council set to buy Holy Island but won't say for how much

Sep 10th 2014, 11:19 AM 13,814 Views 42 Comments

The 50 acre island contains a round tower, an oratory and a number of churches.

# clare-county-council - Tuesday 19 August, 2014

Co Clare water restrictions continue after algal bloom discovery
# Water
# Water

Co Clare water restrictions continue after algal bloom discovery

Aug 19th 2014, 3:01 PM 6,056 Views 13 Comments

Affected residents told not to drink the water or use it for personal hygiene until warning notice has been lifted.

# clare-county-council - Wednesday 13 August, 2014

Those anti- dog poo messages on beaches in Co Clare are working
# Ruff Estimate
# Ruff Estimate

Those anti- dog poo messages on beaches in Co Clare are working

Aug 13th 2014, 6:40 PM 15,398 Views 15 Comments

‘Dog fouling’ is down 50%.

# clare-county-council - Thursday 7 August, 2014

Clare storm repairs 'on hold' because of funding confusion
# Storm Damage
# Storm Damage

Clare storm repairs 'on hold' because of funding confusion

Aug 7th 2014, 2:15 PM 9,523 Views 8 Comments

A senior engineer with Clare Co Council told TheJournal.ie that the council is still waiting for clarification on project proposals from the OPW.

# clare-county-council - Sunday 4 May, 2014

Nephew of President Michael D Higgins running in local elections
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

Nephew of President Michael D Higgins running in local elections

May 4th 2014, 7:23 PM 14,601 Views 30 Comments

Donal Higgins, a father of two, is running under the Labour banner.

# clare-county-council - Friday 4 April, 2014

Dead horses, cows and calves found dumped at the base of Co Clare cliffs
# Animal Cruelty
# Animal Cruelty

Dead horses, cows and calves found dumped at the base of Co Clare cliffs

Apr 4th 2014, 8:59 AM 31,196 Views 140 Comments

The ISPCA say that it appears that the animals were thrown from the top of the 100m high cliffs.

# clare-county-council - Thursday 6 March, 2014

Someone has been illegally dumping asbestos around Clare
# Hazard
# Hazard

Someone has been illegally dumping asbestos around Clare

Mar 6th 2014, 9:27 AM 10,757 Views 24 Comments

Clare County Council has started an investigation to find out who has been depositing asbestos at nine places around the county.

# clare-county-council - Friday 28 February, 2014

Not again: Clare coast braced for weekend floods
# Battered
# Battered

Not again: Clare coast braced for weekend floods

Feb 28th 2014, 5:49 PM 13,350 Views 2 Comments

Just as €16.8m funding announced to fix recent storm damage, this happens.

# clare-county-council - Friday 31 January, 2014

Falling debris, veering vehicles and aquaplaning all hazards as storm approaches
# Hold Onto Your Hats
# Hold Onto Your Hats

Falling debris, veering vehicles and aquaplaning all hazards as storm approaches

Jan 31st 2014, 7:45 AM 20,950 Views 25 Comments

Winds gusting 100 to 130 km/h are expect to hit Atlantic counties later tonight.

# clare-county-council - Thursday 29 August, 2013

Clare councillor who served for over 45 years passes away
# Pj Burke
# Pj Burke

Clare councillor who served for over 45 years passes away

Aug 29th 2013, 8:15 PM 7,964 Views 21 Comments

PJ Burke was first elected in 1941.

# clare-county-council - Wednesday 19 September, 2012

Council abandons household charge-student grant link 'on legal advice'
# Student Grants
# Student Grants

Council abandons household charge-student grant link 'on legal advice'

Sep 19th 2012, 10:49 AM 6,456 Views 48 Comments

South Tipperary County Council says it decided not to link grant payments with the household charge after looking more closely.

# clare-county-council - Tuesday 18 September, 2012

Hogan supports councils linking college grants to Household Charge
# Household Charge
# Household Charge

Hogan supports councils linking college grants to Household Charge

Sep 18th 2012, 2:47 PM 7,323 Views 182 Comments

The Minister for the Environment says delaying grant payments was not his idea, but is an understandable council policy.

Poll: Should grant holders have to prove payment of the household charge?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should grant holders have to prove payment of the household charge?

Sep 18th 2012, 11:24 AM 11,552 Views 211 Comments

Do you think Clare County Council is right to demand students provide proof of payment of the household charge before they receive grants?

# clare-county-council - Monday 27 August, 2012

Medieval church deterioration accelerated by ivy - and Ireland's bad weather
# History
# History

Medieval church deterioration accelerated by ivy - and Ireland's bad weather

Aug 27th 2012, 5:30 PM 8,111 Views 0 Comments

Survey of Co Clare’s medieval churches finds differences in building materials and techniques across the county.

# clare-county-council - Friday 20 July, 2012

E-coli traces found in bathing water at three Clare holiday resorts
# Public Safety
# Public Safety

E-coli traces found in bathing water at three Clare holiday resorts

Jul 20th 2012, 7:30 PM 8,005 Views 22 Comments

The beaches at Lahinch, Kilkee and Spanish Point have all been closed after traces of the bacteria were found.

# clare-county-council - Thursday 5 July, 2012

Clare cracking down on illegal dumping
# Rubbish
# Rubbish

Clare cracking down on illegal dumping

Jul 5th 2012, 7:15 AM 2,845 Views 8 Comments

Three hefty fines were imposed by Ennis District Court last week as a result of fly-tipping and other illegal activities.

# clare-county-council - Wednesday 29 February, 2012

Report recommends Shannon Airport separate from Dublin Airport Authority
# Shannon Airport
# Shannon Airport

Report recommends Shannon Airport separate from Dublin Airport Authority

Feb 29th 2012, 9:00 PM 3,182 Views 7 Comments

A consultants’ report has recommended changes to the airport’s management structure in light of annual losses and declining passenger numbers.

# clare-county-council - Monday 27 February, 2012

Retiring council bosses given €1.15 million in gratuity payments
# Severance
# Severance

Retiring council bosses given €1.15 million in gratuity payments

Feb 27th 2012, 4:02 PM 6,421 Views 39 Comments

Government figures show that of the 28 county council managers who have retired since 2000, 19 were given gratuity payments.

# clare-county-council - Tuesday 17 January, 2012

Donegal and Sligo become latest local authorities to ban fracking
# Fracking
# Fracking

Donegal and Sligo become latest local authorities to ban fracking

Jan 17th 2012, 10:50 AM 4,657 Views 46 Comments

Donegal and Sligo join Clare, Leitrim and Roscommon in clamping down on the controversial practice to extract shale gas.

# clare-county-council - Tuesday 10 January, 2012

Poll: Should we ban fracking in Ireland?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should we ban fracking in Ireland?

Jan 10th 2012, 10:56 AM 11,314 Views 120 Comments

Clare County Council has agreed a total ban on fracking and is urging the government to implement a national ban on the process, but what do you think?

Total ban on fracking agreed by county council
# Fracking
# Fracking

Total ban on fracking agreed by county council

Jan 10th 2012, 10:20 AM 2,500 Views 17 Comments

Councillors in Clare have also called for a national ban of the controversial gas extraction method.

# clare-county-council - Friday 18 November, 2011

The 9 at 9: Friday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Friday

Nov 18th 2011, 8:22 AM 3,995 Views 7 Comments

Nine things you need to know this morning…

# clare-county-council - Monday 12 September, 2011

Shannon Airport says Ryanair claims are self-serving untruths
# Shannon Airport
# Shannon Airport

Shannon Airport says Ryanair claims are self-serving untruths

Sep 12th 2011, 5:07 PM 1,031 Views 20 Comments

Shannon Airport Authority has reacted angrily to Ryanair’s claims that the airport is pricing itself out of existence.

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