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Extension signals new dawn for Conaire’s

FOR the last 40 years, children have been receiving education in prefabs at St Conaire’s Primary School but that’s coming to an end this week. A new extension has been built, removing the need for them.

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Young chess players compete on international stage

TWO Shannon youngsters recently represented their country in chess.

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Multi-use arts centre proposed

A NEW civic and arts centre for Shannon has been sought for years and it looks like it may be on the way.

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Unearting Shannon’s fringe history

WHILE it’s often described as a new town, there is plenty of history around the fringes of Shannon and on Sunday people will get a chance to take some of it in through an event being organised by the Shannon Archaeological and Historical Society and Dúchas na Sionna.

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Shared-use path problems in Shannon

  HAVING cycle lanes and footpaths right beside each other is causing problems in Shannon, with some elderly people afraid to walk to local shops. That was the message delivered at last week’s meeting of Shannon Town Council last week after independent councillor Cathy McCafferty put down a motion asking for details of any measures that would be taken to “address the anomaly of so-called ‘shared use footpaths’ put in place by the local authority given that the Department of Transport has confirmed its intention to introduce fixed charge notices for various cycling offences, which are likely to include cycling on a footpath.” However, she was told the introduction of these fines wouldn’t be relevant to the shared use paths/lanes. “The shared-use foot/cycle paths currently in place in Shannon are signed and lined for shared-use and as such would not be subject to these fixed charge notices. Cyclists are allowed to use marked cycle paths and mixed-use pedestrian/cycle paths, but …

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€3m for Shannon homes sold this year

CLOSE to €3 million has been spent on property in Shannon so far this year.

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No decision on Shannon Development’s headquarters

WHILE Shannon Development is being restructured and losing most of its functions, the future of its headquarters is unclear.

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Planning granted for Avoca site

THE former Avoca site in Bunratty has been an eyesore for years but planning has just been granted by An Bord Pleanála to develop a restaurant on its site.

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