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Survey highlights new builds in Clare

The current state of the construction industry in County Clare is highlighted in the results of a new survey. One hundred and twenty-two new residential buildings were recorded in Clare in the first six months of this year, according GeoDirectory. For the year ending June 30, 2014, there were 601 transactions in Clare and the average property price was €123,088. The new buildings in Clare are composed of 122 residential buildings, 93 commercial buildings and 7 dual-purpose buildings, with both residential and commercial elements. These new additions bring the total number of buildings in Clare to 57,805. The GeoDirectory database distinguishes between a ‘dwelling’ ,which is a single residential unit, as opposed to a ‘building’, which can comprise one or more dwellings. Clare had a residential density of 18.0 dwellings per km². Dublin had the highest residential density per square kilometre (573 dwellings per km²). Leitrim (12.4) had the lowest residential density, followed by the Western counties of Mayo (12.6) …

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Journalists go wild on the Atlantic Way

Millions of people around the world will be reading and hearing all about Clare’s Wild Atlantic Way over the coming weeks and months,  following this week’s visit by journalists from 13 different countries. Invited here by Tourism Ireland, the group is made up of influential journalists from media outlets in the United States, Canada, Germany, France, Finland, Denmark, the Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, China, South Africa, India and Brazil. They are here to experience some of the many things to see and do along Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way and to then write or broadcast about it on their return home, to inspire prospective travellers to come and experience this part of Ireland for themselves. Niall Gibbons, CEO of Tourism Ireland, said,”Fact-finding visits like this are an important element of Tourism Ireland’s overall promotional effort; they are a really effective way for us to get positive exposure for Clare and Ireland through the media around the world. The publicity value of the …

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John Crowe is Mayor of Clare

Councillor John Crowe of Sixmilebridge was elected Mayor of Clare at the county council AGM held on this Friday afternoon. Councillor Crowe was nominated by poll topper Joe Cooney and seconded by Independent Gerry Flynn. The Fine Gael councillor is the county’s outgoing deputy mayor. Councillor Crowe will  be the only Fine Gael member to hold the position of mayor over the five-year term of the new authority. Two Fianna Fáil  members will have the honour of holding office, while the “technical group”, consisting of the seven Independents and one Sinn Féin, will also have two terms of office. Fianna Fáil’s Councillor Tony O’ Brien of the Killaloe Electoral area was elected deputy mayor for the coming year. Councillor O’Brien was re-elected to the council last month having lost his seat in the 2009 local election. Mayor Crowe paid tribute to the councillors who lost their seats and who retired. He said he was “delighted to be part of a power-sharing agreement …

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Road Resurfacing Works in Ennis Town

CLARE County Council and Ennis Town Council in conjunction with a road resurfacing contractor will be carrying out essential road resurfacing and repair works at a number of locations around Ennis Town on this Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, and again between Tuesday, April 22 and Friday, April 25. Works take place at Mill Road Bridge Pedestrian Crossing on Tuesday April 15; the junction of Cloughleigh Road / Lahinch Road on Wednesday April 16; the junction of Rossanore Housing Estate and Marian Avenue on Thursday April 17; at Lower Abbey Street between Club Bridge and Abbey Street Car Park on Tuesday April 22 and Wednesday, April 23; Upper O’Connell Street between Barrack Street and Carmody Street on Thursday April 24; and the junction of Ballymacahill Road and Tulla Road on Friday April 25. Works will take place between 8am and 6pm. Traffic management control measures will be in place and will include lane closures and the use of temporary traffic lights …

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Along the Wild Atlantic Way

FÁILTE  Ireland wants all Clare communities to row in behind the 2014 Wild Atlantic Way tourism initiative.  The tourism authority will be holding a series of community meetings along the west coast with one taking place in the Armada Hotel, Spanish Point on Wednesday night next. Encouraging communities to get involved, Fiona Monaghan from Fáilte Ireland said ,“Over the coming weeks we will be holding a series of community briefings so that you can learn more about the Wild Atlantic Way, share ideas and work together. These events are all about making sure your local area gets the most out of this  initiative.” The Wild Atlantic Way is a long distance touring route from Donegal to West Cork with a total length of 2,500km showcasing the Atlantic coastline. The objective is to link the destinations and attractions along the route together, with the ultimate aim of creating a variety of experiences and attracting more international visitors to the West Coast. …

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