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No Kilkee diving boards this summer

IN a statement released today, Kilkee Chamber has said it is unlikely there will be diving boards at Newfy before the end of the summer season. The statement said, “Kilkee Chamber of Commece are still working with Clare County Council to ensure diving boards will be erected at ‘Newfy’, however given the time constraints we accept it is unlikely they will be in place for this summer. “While unfortunate that this is the case, we completely understand it is impossible for Clare County Council to accept liability for the diving boards if they are not deemed suitable for this location.” It outlined the difficulties that have been encountered. “Last year, following on from damage to one board, the Kilkee Chamber of Commerce elected to replace the boards and used a crowdfunding mechanism to do so, it was very well subscribed to by people from all over the world who have a connection to Kilkee. “Replacement boards were purchased from the …

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Two parties in running for Kilkee Dive Centre business

CLARE County Council is considering two expressions of interest in Kilkee Dive Centre, which local town councillors say is extremely expensive to operate. At Monday’s meeting of Kilkee Town Council, Town Mayor Paddy Collins asked for an update on the centre. Kilkee town manager Anne Haugh read a letter from Michael McNamara, corporate services of Clare County Council, where he outlined the latest situation. “Some months ago the council sought expressions of interest from parties interested in leasing the dive centre in Kilkee, consequent of a previous lease being terminated. Three parties expressed interest. Detailed submissions were subsequently received from two interested parties. These submissions are under consideration at the moment and before the end of the month, the council hopes to be in a position to select a preferred party,” the letter read. “This will give that party ample opportunity to have the facility up and running for 2014. The council are committed to ensure that the facility is …

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Manuel fumes over key refusal

KILKEE man Manuel Di Lucia has reacted angrily to the local town council’s decision not to give him a key to the East End barrier in the town, which accesses the slipway in the resort. Earlier this year, the town council undertook to distribute a limited number of keys to relevant boat or sub aqua clubs. However, there have been instances of visitors to the town being unable to access the slipway because the barrier has been locked. Monday’s meeting heard that Limerick and Athlone Sub Aqua clubs had written to Kilkee Town Council seeking a key apiece. “Cyril [Feeney executive engineer], and the lads had no problem as long as they sign indemnities,” town mayor Paddy Collins commented. However, Councillor Collins was less enthused at the prospect of handing out keys to individuals. “Can Manuel (Di Lucia) sign an indemnity as an individual? I don’t see the need for Manuel to have a key at this present time,” the …

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