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Graveyard extension sanctioned

Clare County Council has moved to avert a grave problem as they’ve sanctioned the construction of an extension and associated site works to the town’s main burial ground at Drumcliffe.

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Army should have been called in to grit roads

CLARE County Council should have called in the Irish Defence Forces to grit impassable roads throughout East Clare, a local county councillor has claimed.

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Guidelines urge protection of Shannon rail route

NO development should go ahead that would prevent a rail link between Shannon and the main Limerick/Galway line from being built in the future, according to the Mid-West Draft Regional Planning Guidelines 2010-22.

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Road treatment labelled ‘exclusive’

Miltown Malbay Independent county councillor Christy Curtin has questioned Clare County Council’s leadership following the recent spell of icy weather, which left much of the 1,100km of West Clare roads virtually impassable for up to two weeks. He claimed that their policy was “exclusive” and left many roads very difficult to drive on.

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Spanish Point pupils shortlisted in art competition

THE creative talents of two pupils from St Joseph’s Secondary School in Spanish Point have put them and their school in the running for national honours.

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Public urged to conserve water

Galway County Council is urging Gort residents to conserve water after consumption shot up by nearly 30% and a number of homes were left without water since before Christmas.

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Kinvara company launches novel scrappage scheme

A Kinvara company last week launched a major initiative, which will see trade-ins taken on hurling helmets.MARC Sports launched its novel scrappage scheme for hurling helmets, which is due to be rolled out nationwide over the coming weeks, in Croke Park where the company also unveiled current Galway hurler and All-Star Joe Canning as its newest brand ambassador.

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Ennistymon ready for population increase

THERE is plenty of land zoned for an increased population around Ennistymon in the coming years, according to the Draft Mid-West Regional Planning Guidelines 2010-22.

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