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# Clare County Council

This year
'Brazen': Tourists charged €99 for 'watching the sunset' atop Cliffs of Moher
A report by
Eoghan Dalton
It’s the latest criticism over how Clare County Council is attempting to market one of the country’s most scenic sites.
Clare locals say profiting from Cliffs and the Atlantic is putting their way of life at risk
There is frustration over plans for visitors to the Cliffs of Moher and for Doolin Bay.
Probe launched as Civil Defence vehicle left out of use for days after being parked at Shannon
The State-owned vehicle was found parked up in an airport car park.
Last year
Donald Trump's Doonbeg golf resort facing legal proceedings from Irish environmental group
The environmental group said it was ‘dealing with an organisation that didn’t seem to be able to admit they had lost’.
Supreme Court discontinues injunction requiring Traveller family to vacate council-owned land
Clare County Council had secured an injunction from the High Court.
All time
Clare County Council pauses plans for Ennistymon Púca statue following backlash
Fr Willie Cummins denounced the planned sculpture as “sinister” from the altar at Sunday mass.
Swimming banned at number of beaches in Clare
Increased bacterial levels have been identified in the water following heavy rainfall.
€16.5 million upgrade works at Cliffs of Moher will include €2 million pedestrian tunnel
Clare County Council is set to spend big on the attraction which had 1.6 million visitors last year.
Thousands of sandbags delivered to homes in Clare under threat of rising floodwater
Increased rainfall coupled with increased discharges from the Weir has left residents along the Shannon catchment “concerned”.
325-million-year-old amphibian fossil discovered in Co Clare
The 10mm-long bones are believed to come from a small amphibian that would have been an ancestor to the first lizards.
Clare council offering €300k to consultants who can come up with Cliffs of Moher 'masterplan'
Already this summer, the council has put in a number of measures aimed at easing visitor congestion.
Councils no longer operating loan scheme to help struggling homeowners with repairs
There is a disparity across the country with some local authorities operating the schemes while others stopped years ago.
Council puts plans for Supermacs plaza at centre of 'bogus letters' scandal on hold
The fast food outlet plans to build a €10 million motorway plaza serving the Limerick to Galway motorway.
'Extremely dangerous': Warning after children seen 'tombstoning' from Co Clare cliffs
Clare County Council issued a warning after a video emerged online of people jumping from cliffs in Kilkee.
'It's like pulling teeth': Charity official trying to hand over 21 houses to Clare County Council
Jim Connolly said he wouldn’t tell “his worst enemy” to work in housing services.
'I'm happy to clarify': Varadkar says he was just joking about Trump and Doonbeg
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?
The Taoiseach sparked controversy with the anecdote, which he shared during an address in Washington yesterday.
A 'Trump wall' will be built in County Clare
The Trump International Golf Links wants to carry out coastal erosion management works.
Clare is fighting back against spread of Japanese knotweed
The plant can undermine the structural integrity of roads, buildings and car parks.
The first sign of summer? Loop Head Lighthouse is open to the public again
The building is steeped in history, with its origins dating back to the 1670s.
Traveller family launches legal action for Clare County Council to give them accommodation
They say they have been homeless since their previous accommodation was burnt down in 2015.
Bad news for Clare, it has just been hit with a new flood warning
The area was heavily hit over the weekend.
Clare County Council are giving money to people to cut their hedges
Not a bad gig.
Clare County Council set to buy Holy Island but won't say for how much
The 50 acre island contains a round tower, an oratory and a number of churches.
Co Clare water restrictions continue after algal bloom discovery
Affected residents told not to drink the water or use it for personal hygiene until warning notice has been lifted.
Those anti- dog poo messages on beaches in Co Clare are working
‘Dog fouling’ is down 50%.
Clare storm repairs 'on hold' because of funding confusion
A senior engineer with Clare Co Council told that the council is still waiting for clarification on project proposals from the OPW.
Nephew of President Michael D Higgins running in local elections
Donal Higgins, a father of two, is running under the Labour banner.
Dead horses, cows and calves found dumped at the base of Co Clare cliffs
The ISPCA say that it appears that the animals were thrown from the top of the 100m high cliffs.
Someone has been illegally dumping asbestos around Clare
Clare County Council has started an investigation to find out who has been depositing asbestos at nine places around the county.
Not again: Clare coast braced for weekend floods
Just as €16.8m funding announced to fix recent storm damage, this happens.
Falling debris, veering vehicles and aquaplaning all hazards as storm approaches
Winds gusting 100 to 130 km/h are expect to hit Atlantic counties later tonight.
Clare councillor who served for over 45 years passes away
PJ Burke was first elected in 1941.
Council abandons household charge-student grant link 'on legal advice'
South Tipperary County Council says it decided not to link grant payments with the household charge after looking more closely.
Hogan supports councils linking college grants to Household Charge
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?
Do you think Clare County Council is right to demand students provide proof of payment of the household charge before they receive grants?
Medieval church deterioration accelerated by ivy - and Ireland's bad weather
Survey of Co Clare’s medieval churches finds differences in building materials and techniques across the county.
E-coli traces found in bathing water at three Clare holiday resorts
The beaches at Lahinch, Kilkee and Spanish Point have all been closed after traces of the bacteria were found.
Clare cracking down on illegal dumping
Three hefty fines were imposed by Ennis District Court last week as a result of fly-tipping and other illegal activities.
Report recommends Shannon Airport separate from Dublin Airport Authority
A consultants’ report has recommended changes to the airport’s management structure in light of annual losses and declining passenger numbers.