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Kilkee loses Blue Flag status for a week

KILKEE lost its coveted Blue Flag status for a week in August. The removal of the Blue Flag, which is an international environmental award made to beaches and marinas that demonstrate good environmental standards and good sanitary and safety facilities, followed a test which was carried out on August 9 by An Taisce. Blue Flag status was subsequently restored a week later.

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Call for stricter windfarm guidelines

OVER 350 people have signed a petition requesting Clare County Council to increase the setback distance required between homes and wind turbines from 400 metres minimum to at least 1,000m for safety reasons, human rights and to protect property.

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More consultants needed

PROSTATE cancer sufferers in Clare only have access to one public consultant urologist in the region compared to patients in Galway, where five consultants are available, it emerged this week.

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