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Chernobyl group aims to attract new host families

THE East Clare Chernobyl Project is holding an open night for families interested in hosting a child from Chernobyl over the summer and is inviting people across East Clare to come along to find out more about the programme.Mary Moloney, from Quin, has been involved in the project for the past 14 years and has organised the open evening at the Community Hall in Quin next Monday night at 7.30pm.The information evening aims to address and answer any concerns people might have and will explain how the process works.Mary highly recommends getting involved in the project and asks people not to be put off the programme due to the economic downturn.“I’ve been involved in it for the last 14 years. East Clare Chernobyl was set up in about 1997 and the whole idea is to take children away from the high radiation in Chernobyl. In the summer time out there, the radiation is really quite intense. They feel if they …

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Jordanian adventure for Scariff family

WE have all heard the emigration stories of young people leaving their families for more affluent countries like Australia, Canada, and the UK in search of a better life. Rarely do you come across someone to up sticks, family in tow, for the Middle East but that is just what Scariff man, Nick Grisewood, did this time last year.

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Frustrations mount over ‘inappropriate’ Quin footbridge

ARCHITECTS who proposed a design for an independent footbridge in Quin village are set to meet with council officials to discuss the feasibilty of the project. Lawrence and Long Architects had previously put forward plans for a contemporary steel bridge. However, it was decided by Clare County Council that this would be “inappropriate”. There is already approval and funding in place to develop a new footpath to faciliate pedestrians along the wall of the existing bridge.

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‘No guarantee’ to solve Quin odour problem

A SENIOR engineer for Clare County Council has stated the authority is “confident” odour problems in Quin will be alleviated as a result of work on the sewerage system at Quin Gardens. However, Sean Ward also stated that the council “cannot guarantee” that the works will solve all the problems in the Quin sewerage system and there is still the intention to carry out a major upgrade if funding becomes available.

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