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Motorway service area opposed by local councillors

Motorway service area opposed by local councillors

Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII), the former National Roads Authority, has identified a site 1.5km north west of Newmarket-on-Fergus on the M18 for an online motorway service area. At the recent Shannon Municipal District meeting, the majority of councillors expressed concern at locating such a large facility close to existing services and feared the impact on local businesses and potenti... (Read More)

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Councillors reject 'divisive' demand for Border poll in the aftermath of Brexit

Councillors reject 'divisive' demand for Border poll in the aftermath of Brexit

Shannon Festival coming in September!

Shannon Festival coming in September!

Brexit’s potential for economic disruption may well strengthen the case for Irish unity in the coming years, but for now most politicians are focused on stability and maintaining an open border in Ireland.
    Last week... (Read More)

A fantastic weekend of fun, food, music, children’s activities, workshops, dance and a market is being planned for Shannon Festival, a three-day event being held in the Town Square at SkyCourt from September 9-11th 
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Ireland's population is on a growth spiral

Just two months after census forms were filled in the Central Statistics Office has published preliminary results showing that while Ireland’s population has grown by 3.7% over the last five years, the number of people in Co. Clare is up by just 1.25% or 1,431 to 118,627.
    Interestingly pop... (Read More)

Harty welcomes grants for pre-school providers

Independent TD  Dr. Michael Harty has welcomed the Government announcement to provide €156,000 in capital funding to 26 pre-school providers in Clare. The grants are aimed at those providers who want to expand their services to cater for more children from September 2016. 
    Accordi... (Read More)

Crowe calls for road improvements

The atrocious condition of the main square in Sixmilebridge was highlighted at the recent Shannon Municipal District meeting by local councillor John Crowe.
    The Fine Gael councillor pointed out that this is a very busy section with a high volume of traffic on a daily basis but the road surface i... (Read More)

IAA reports June traffic reduction at Shannon Airport

While Cork and Dublin are booming, recent figures released by the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) for June 2016 reveal that commercial traffic at Shannon Airport is down by 6.4% compared to the same month last year.
    In a statement trumpeting “Bumper summer traffic across Irish skies”,... (Read More)

Concerned citizen raises series of questions in relation to proposed crematorium

In Co. Galway the sod has been turned on the site of a new regional crematorium in Ballinasloe. With a smaller facility proposed for Shannon, two crematoriums could be serving a similar catchment area in the near future.
    According to Galway builder and developer Kevin Tuohy, he has already recei... (Read More)


Features And Commentary
Bunratty Castle Hotel merits Failte Ireland prestigious 4-Star rating award

 By: Staff Writer

Sarah Curran recounts nursing experience in Vietnam

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Civic reception marks 70 years of music making by the renowned Tulla Ceili Band

 By: Staff Writer

Summer treat for kids at SkyCourt Shannon

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Clare Sports News
Clare slay Sligo with great second half

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First professional title for Shannon Kickboxing Club


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