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Big freeze hampers flood repairs

Fifteen families in the South Galway area who have been out of their homes since before Christmas due to flooding are now faced with further delays in getting to grips with the damage as ice and snow further compound the situation with the current cold snap.County Councillor Bridie Willers, who herself was affected by the flooding and had to leave her home, has highlighted the plight that residents in South Galway affected by floods late last year now have to endure.“We are still out of our houses and in fact following the floods, the frost has made the roads more treacherous and our homes are not accessible so it makes it harder to get back in. It really has compounded our problems. Having said that, the floods are receding but the flood waters that remain there are freezing over. We’re at a dead end really and we are all just hoping that the weather improves,” Councillor Willers acknowledged.She explained that …

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Sisters recall fond memories of Seamount

  AUGUST 2009 was a landmark in the history of Seamount College in Kinvara. The remaining three members of the congregation who founded the school in 1921 moved to Gort, leaving behind the seaside, the school and the community that had meant so much to them.

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Turnpike pub blaze not malicious, say gardaí

GARDAÍ believe there was nothing malicious about a fire that gutted Aylmer’s Rest pub on St Stephen’s Day.

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Business closures imminent?

KILRUSH Chamber president Mark Reidy would not comment this week on reports that a number of small businesses in

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Opposition to Mountshannon seaplane tourism business plan

Plans to develop a seaplane tourism business with a base in Mountshannon have been met with local opposition.

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Residents seek review of ESB river management

An independent review of the ESB’s management of rivers and dams in Ireland, including the River Shannon, has been sought by flooding victims in Clonlara.

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Fianna Fáil loses out in election

ReviewIT was an interesting year in local politics, with the obliteration of Fianna Fáil in the Shannon Town Council election a big talking point.

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Kilrush loses county council representation

Review ON the morning of June 5, 2009, Kilrush was represented in the Clare County Council chamber by Fianna Fáil councillor Tom Prendeville.

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