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Councillors urged to rescind distributor road approval

Clare County Councillors, who supported the €120 million distributor road in South-East Clare, have been urged to visit areas along the route line that have been left “devastated” by flooding. Opponents of the road were left shocked and bewildered last July when a dramatic turnaround saw the preferred route approved by 17 votes to nine two weeks after  it was unanimously rejected in the council chamber at the first meeting. In an open letter published in The Clare Champion, Parteen resident, Henry O’Boyle has drawn councillors’ attention to the flooding crisis that is affecting the residents of East Clare. Mr O’Boyle said this is the same area where some councillors supported the building of the Limerick Northern Distributor Road, a route which cuts across a very important floodplain that is now in flood. “I would like to say to the councillors who voted against the route “well done” because they showed that they understood the environmental impact of such a …

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Variation to the Clare County Development Plan approved

THE proposal to adopt a variation to the County Development Plan to allow a controversial €120 million distributor road in South East Clare was passed by a majority of 17 to nine this Friday afternoon in a stormy and contentious meeting. Concerned residents from Parteen and Clonlara packed the public gallery where they were joined by Deputy Willie O’Dea and Limerick City Councillor Michael Sheehan to hear the decision on the proposed Limerick Northern Distributor Route. Cathaoirleach James Breen told the packed viewing space that because of the importance of the issue, he had relaxed the numbers limit to allow them all to attend. But he also warned the crowd if there was any comments, cheering, applause of heckling, the gallery would be cleared. Councillor Cathal Crowe said he opposed the proposal before the meeting and said it was an absolute betrayal of the village of Parteen and asked if he could read out the proposal. Councillor Breen refused this and …

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