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Council funds for Tidy Towns

Tidy Towns groups have been encouraged to make submissions in relation to Clare County Council’s Public Area Enhancement Scheme 2015. Clare County Council members recently approved an allocation of €100,000 countywide towards the scheme in 2015. Funded entirely from the Council’s own resources, the scheme aims to support community-based projects in towns and villages throughout Clare with a view to enhancing the overall performance of the national Tidy Towns competition. “I am confident this fund will have lasting, positive consequences for the communities who are successful during the funding submission process,” commented Cathaoirleach of Clare County Council, John Crowe. Betty Devanny, Tidy Towns co-ordinator, Clare County Council, explained: “The council intends to focus on initiatives that will make a real impact in terms of public area enhancement and particularly where the funding can provide added value or complement another initiative or leverage other funding or support. Works under the scheme must be fully completed and expenditure incurred by the end …

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Enterprise brings its rewards

More than 250 Clare secondary school students participated in the county final of the Student Enterprise Awards at Treacys West County Hotel in Ennis today (Thursday). Hosted by the Local Enterprise Office Clare, the Awards Scheme forms part of Clare’s Student Enterprise Programme, which seeks to stimulate the creation of real-life businesses in secondary schools by encouraging students to research and manage their own business, with support from local business mentors. The Clare County Final saw students present 76 enterprise ideas at various stalls throughout the awards ceremony venue with prizes being awarded in nine categories. The first prize winners of the junior, intermediate and senior categories will go on to represent Clare in the national final in Croke Park on Wednesday, April 22. Student Enterprise Awards winners: Junior Category Winners – 1st Luxury Bags (St Anne’s Community College Killaloe), 2nd Buí Beauty (Scoil Mhuire Ennistymon), 3rd Nifty Knots (Scoil Mhuire Ennistymon). Intermediate Category Winners – 1st Blissful Beauty (St …

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