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News of Roche closure a blow for Clarecastle

News of Roche closure a blow for Clarecastle

News that Roche Ireland’s Clarecastle plant is set to close over the next two years was greeted throughout Clare with shock and dismay. Directly affected are 240 employees and their families, around 150 sub-contractors will also feel the effects while the local economy will suffer the loss of some €20 million annually and a highly regarded employer.
Political reaction was led ... (Read More)

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New Minister of State promises to leave no stone unturned to bring jobs to Clare

New Minister of State promises to leave no stone unturned to bring jobs to Clare

McMahon calls for Shannon Group to revisit Bunratty theme park concept

McMahon calls for Shannon Group to revisit Bunratty theme park concept

Clare Fine Gael Deputy, Pat Breen, has been promoted to the position of Minister of State for Employment and Small Business in the new Government.
    In all there are now 18 junior ministers, following 15 new appointments by... (Read More)

Fianna Fáil councillor Pat McMahon has called on the Shannon Group to dust off plans for a major theme park at Bunratty which have been sitting on a shelf since 2011.
    At that time Shannon Development had identified... (Read More)

Bad day for democracy - PJ Ryan tells how motion was "bulldozed through"

When Shannon Municipal District councillors convened recently for their May meeting, the chairman Cllr PJ Ryan and Newmarket-on-Fergus councillor Pat McMahon both voiced their annoyance at the manner in which the disposal of land for a crematorium in Shannon was rushed through at the March meeting of Clare County Council... (Read More)

More sensitive approach to Tullyglass Hill woodland renewal welcomed by councillors

Having had an initial plan for Tullyglass Hill woodlands rejected, urban designer Nicholas De Jong revisited the issue with an updated version for members of Shannon Municipal District.
    Councillors also supported Gerry Flynn’s proposal calling on Clare County Council to organise a public c... (Read More)

Praise for council flooding response

Three instances of local flooding in the Newmarket-on-Fergus area were highlighted by Cllr Pat McMahon at the May meeting of Shannon Municipal District. Specifically he sought solutions for ongoing flooding at Rathfolan, Lemanagh Mor and Clenagh. 
    Regarding Rathfolan, known locally as the S... (Read More)

Clune wants Volkswagen to compensate its Irish customers

Volkswagen Ireland should compensate its Irish customers, that’s according to Fine Gael MEP, Deirdre Clune.
    Ms Clune has urged the Irish Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (ICCPC) to conclude their investigation into Volkswagen Ireland and wants VW to live up to its commitments... (Read More)

Planning application submitted for Clare's first solar farm

A planning application has been lodged with Clare County Council for Clare’s first solar farm at Ballymorris, near Cratloe.      Last month Terra Solar produced details of the 12.2 hectare solar farm. Connected to the national electricity grid, it will generate enough electricity to power 1,200 ... (Read More)


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