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Site identified for €5m civic centre

A site in Shannon Town Centre has been identified for a proposed €5 million multi-functional arts and civic centre for the town.

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Chamber events to give businesses the edge

With many businesses finding trading difficult in the current environment, Shannon Chamber is compiling a series of information seminars, workshops and training events to assist its membership maintain their competitive edge.

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Glaise na Rinne house valuations ‘too high’

CLARE County Council has been requested to conduct a review of its valuation of houses in a new affordable housing scheme in Shannon, amid claims the high valuation has resulted in mortgage refusal for three prospective buyers.

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No date for treatment plant upgrade works

IT is likely to be some time before the planned upgrade of Shannon’s Wastewater Treatment Plant will even get underway, while it also looks like funding for advance works for the Shannon Sewerage Scheme won’t be available.At this week’s meeting of local area councillors, Councillor Gerry Flynn put forward a motion asking “that the environment section of Clare County Council provide a report detailing the current situation concerning Shannon’s Wastewater Treatment Plant upgrade and also advise when the planned project is likely to go ahead”.In a written reply, Anthony McNamara, senior executive engineer with the council’s Water Services Section stated, “The preliminary report, which was prepared for the council by Nicholas O’Dwyer, Consulting Engineers, was submitted to the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government (DEHLG) in May 2011 and is awaiting approval.“Following approval of the report, it will be necessary to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for submission to An Bord Pleanála and this process is intended …

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Chamber briefing on cross-border opportunities

THE benefits to local companies of considering cross-border business opportunities as a means of developing their business and expanding market reach is the subject of a breakfast briefing, being organised by Shannon Chamber in conjunction with InterTradeIreland.It will take place at the Radisson Blu Hotel on the Ennis Road in Limerick on Wednesday, September 26, beginning at 8.30am and will focus on the types of support that InterTradeIreland can offer SMEs at many levels.Margaret Hearty, director of programmes and business services with InterTradeIreland explained, “We are delighted to partner with Shannon Chamber to address SMEs in the Shannon area on the range of programmes open to companies to develop and strengthen their businesses. We will concentrate on three specific areas: sales and marketing; innovation and R&D and VC funding. We will show how our Acumen, Elevate and Public Procurement programmes have helped companies grow their businesses on the island of Ireland, take their business to a new level and get …

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Mortages denied for affordable houses

PEOPLE looking for mortgages to buy affordable houses at the Glaise na Rinne affordable housing development are being denied them, this week’s meeting of Shannon Town Council heard.

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170-acre Shannon Development land bank

IN a letter from Shannon Development to the town council, it stated it owns around 170 acres locally.

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HSE accused of abandoning Shannon woman

A SHANNON woman claims the HSE are abandoning her 23-year-old daughter, who has Down’s syndrome.Gail Fean’s daughter Sarah had been receiving care in Shannon and Ennis over numerous years. The services she had received in her hometown ended some months ago, while the services she has been receiving two days a week in Ennis are concluding this Friday.

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