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Shannon arts centre without a home

SHANNON councillors and county officials are to open up the options for the town art centre, which has run into difficulties in settling on a home.

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Council acted with ‘indecent haste’ over Cloughleigh youth centre plan

CLOSE to 100 people were in Ennis Town Council Chambers on Tuesday night, making their feelings heard on plans to build a Youth and Community Resource building on the Cloughleigh Road. Last week, a proposal on the development was passed by Ennis Town Council, despite residents’ objections.

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Over 100 families need housing in Kilrush

THE October meeting of Kilrush Town Council, which was held last Thursday, heard that there are 112 applicants for social housing on Kilrush Town Council’s housing list. Six families have been allocated tenancies so far in 2009 and three transfers have taken place to facilitate growing families.

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Clare Women’s Network faces uncertain future

Women in Clare will be left without a voice if the Clare Women’s Network is forced to close because of Government cutbacks, the director of the National Women’s Council of Ireland, Susan McKay has warned.

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Green light for €8m UL sports complex

THE development of a state-of-the art sports complex costing over €8 million on a floodplain of the Clare campus of the University of Limerick has been approved by Clare County Council, despite flooding concerns expressed by a local family.

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Controversial mast ­development gets go-ahead

CLARE County Council has granted planning permission for a 30-metre communications mast on the grounds of St Senan’s Rugby Club. Objections had been made to the development and residents living nearby claimed it was completely unsuitable.

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New man takes charge in Ennis National School

From an inch to six miles, Tulla man Ray McInerney’s career began at a school with just 29 pupils. He is currently in charge of 375 young learners but next month he takes over at the helm of the county’s largest national school that boasts a roll of almost twice that number.

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Festival celebrates silver jubilee

This will be a milestone year for the Cooley Collins Traditional Music Festival. As well as marking its silver anniversary, one of the festival’s organisers is retiring from the committee after two decades of continuous involvement.

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