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Fears for the future of CAT service

Concern is mounting in East Clare arising from a leaked draft report from the Department of Transport that seeks the abolishment of the 35 community-based rural transport companies, one of which is the East Clare-based Clare Accessible Transport.

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FF guard of honour for the late Ned Keane

The death took place recently of one of the founding members of Clare Fianna Fáil and Raheen Hospital Support Group.

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President to gaze upon the Generation Tree

THE young people of Flagmount brought their community together in forging a piece of art last summer  and President Michael D Higgins will return to East Clare on Friday, February 22 to launch The Tree of Generations, at the Lough Graney Kids’ Corner.

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Permission sought for new Raheen Wood Steiner school

PLANNING permission is being sought to develop a new school building for the pupils of Raheen Wood Steiner School providing a permanent four-classroom structure on site in Tuamgraney.

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To Hell and Back in spirit of cooperation

Staff and volunteers of the East Clare Community Co-op put themselves through a “baptism of mud” as they journeyed to Hell and Back in aid of the locally based counselling service.

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Application to demolish 19th century farmhouse refused

A planning application to demolish an old farmhouse in O’Callaghan’s Mills that predates 1839 has been refused by Clare County Council on the grounds that the demolition is “unwarranted”.

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Scariff traffic plan further advanced

WORK is to begin on the new traffic management plan in Scariff this year once the plan has been approved by Clare County Council, a meeting of the Killaloe Electoral Area Councillors has heard.Councillor Joe Cooney tabled a motion seeking an up-to-date report on the traffic management plan in Scariff and when it would be implemented. The electoral area councillors heard that one submission to the plan was received and that nothing in it required changes to be made to the plan, although there were points to be noted.The submission was made by Scariff Community Council, which made three primary observations.They noted that parking on Jones’ Road should be allowed towards the bottom half of the road, as it is proposed to make it one way. They suggested parking be allowed from Buglar’s Bow way down to the ambulance station on the left-hand side of the road heading down from the town.The community council also added that the cobblestones opposite …

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Chernobyl group aims to attract new host families

THE East Clare Chernobyl Project is holding an open night for families interested in hosting a child from Chernobyl over the summer and is inviting people across East Clare to come along to find out more about the programme.Mary Moloney, from Quin, has been involved in the project for the past 14 years and has organised the open evening at the Community Hall in Quin next Monday night at 7.30pm.The information evening aims to address and answer any concerns people might have and will explain how the process works.Mary highly recommends getting involved in the project and asks people not to be put off the programme due to the economic downturn.“I’ve been involved in it for the last 14 years. East Clare Chernobyl was set up in about 1997 and the whole idea is to take children away from the high radiation in Chernobyl. In the summer time out there, the radiation is really quite intense. They feel if they …

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