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Tulla protestors decry Government bank bailout

LAST Sunday, a group of 20 gathered in Tulla in protest of the Government’s policy to bailout banks rather than people.The newly formed group is determined to follow Ballyhea’s example and have regular gatherings every Sunday from now on to create awareness. The gathering itself is not linked to any political party and is not intended to offer solutions but to initiate discussions about possible alternatives.Speaking about the protest, Stiofán Schmeitz, from Glendree in Feakle, said leading by example is the key to trigger other initiatives and that was what happened in this case as they followed the initiative taken by the community in Ballyhea, County Cork. “I think it is important that each protest or meeting is established by local people and not by outsiders. There are 3.7 million people living outside Dublin. Rather than trying to gather 100,000 people for a protest in Dublin, imagine 50 to 100 people gathering in each and every town across the country …

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Scariff traffic plan further advanced

WORK is to begin on the new traffic management plan in Scariff this year once the plan has been approved by Clare County Council, a meeting of the Killaloe Electoral Area Councillors has heard.Councillor Joe Cooney tabled a motion seeking an up-to-date report on the traffic management plan in Scariff and when it would be implemented. The electoral area councillors heard that one submission to the plan was received and that nothing in it required changes to be made to the plan, although there were points to be noted.The submission was made by Scariff Community Council, which made three primary observations.They noted that parking on Jones’ Road should be allowed towards the bottom half of the road, as it is proposed to make it one way. They suggested parking be allowed from Buglar’s Bow way down to the ambulance station on the left-hand side of the road heading down from the town.The community council also added that the cobblestones opposite …

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