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Protest over continued closure of leisure centre

A CROWD of more than 100 people protested outside Shannon Town Council’s March meeting on Monday night, demanding information on why the local leisure centre has been closed for over a year.

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€55,000 paid to town council members

JUST shy of €55,000 was paid to elected members of Shannon Town Council in 2009.

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Continued closure of leisure centre spurs protest

A PROTEST is planned for Shannon Town Council’s next meeting, against the continued closure of the local leisure centre.

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Mayor defends St Patrick’s Day trip

MAYOR of Shannon Seán McLoughlin has defended his upcoming visit to New Jersey to attend the Union County St Patrick’s Day Parade.

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Conflicting views over playground lease

THE leasing of the playground at Inis Ealga to local residents for a nominal fee provoked lively debate at Tuesday’s Shannon Electoral Area meeting.

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Councillors critical of Avoca ‘eyesore’

SHANNON Area Councillors criticised Avoca Handweavers this week, for failing to make repairs after their building was damaged by fire in October 2007.

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Pupils reap benefits from school English Club

MASS immigration into Ireland in the last decade put a strain on schools and one of the new difficulties was dealing with pupils who weren’t fluent in English. However, at St Patrick’s Comprehensive, an after-school English Club was established to help the new arrivals.

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Mayor’s Ball to go ahead

WHILE the Shannon Mayor’s Ball was set to be a casualty of the recession, a U-turn has been made and it will now go ahead later this year.The Mayor’s Ball is one of the more notable events on Shannon’s social calendar but before Christmas, Mayor Seán McLoughlin announced that it would not be going ahead in 2010, due to the prevailing economic conditions.Councillor McLoughlin said that instead he was hoping to organise smaller fundraising events to benefit the Shannon Flyers Special Olympics Club and the Shannon Senior Citizens’ Club.However, he has now announced that the ball will go ahead, in part due to the reaction of the local public.“A lot of people came to me and they said it was a shame it wasn’t going ahead. People said that it was one of three main social events in Shannon, along with the St Patrick’s Day Parade and the performance by the Shannon Musical Society. “They are the three events that …

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