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#Clare County Council

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

€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.

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

Thousands of sandbags delivered to homes in Clare under threat of rising floodwater Shannon This post contains videos

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”.

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

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-county-council - Thursday 18 July, 2019

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

'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.

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

'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.

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

'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? Your Say This post contains a poll

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.

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

A 'Trump wall' will be built in County Clare

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

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

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

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

The area was heavily hit over the weekend.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

‘Dog fouling’ is down 50%.

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

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.

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

Nephew of President Michael D Higgins running in local elections

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

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

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

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

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 was first elected in 1941.

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

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.

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

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? Your Say This post contains a poll

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?

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

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.

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

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-county-council - Thursday 5 July, 2012

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.

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

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.

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

Retiring council bosses given €1.15 million in gratuity payments

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

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 This post contains a poll

Poll: Should we ban fracking in Ireland?

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

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

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

# clare-county-council - Monday 27 June, 2011

The Daily Fix: Monday The Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Monday

In this evening’s Daily Fix: Hospitals move closer to crisis, “killing fields” trial opens in Cambodia, close encounters of a third kind in Wicklow, and the case of the thieving seagull…