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Senior citizens’ organisation in plea for new members

Tulla’s Senior Citizens and Young Actively Retired Group is a longstanding organisation that has provided social gatherings and outings in the locality for older people, particularly those living alone. However, declining numbers attending events has given rise to a call for fresh ideas and new faces.

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Project Forest launched at St Patrick’s

PROJECT Forest, a programme for transition year pupils, was launched at St Patrick’s Comprehensive School in Shannon this week by RTÉ personality Éanna Ní Lamhna and Minister of State Tony Killeen. The programme is designed to take a broad approach to learning about trees. Its objectives are to create an understanding of the nature of woods and forests, to create an awareness of the role of forests in human existence, to encourage a sense of ownership of the forest environment and to encourage appreciation of wood as a material.

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Contracts signed for new Ennis National School

It has been a long, drawn-out battle but finally there’s light at the end of the tunnel as regards the construction of a new school building to replace the existing Ennis National School. The campaign for a new school has been a 10-year process and counting but this week, design contracts were signed, moving the project for the development of a new building on a greenfield site at Ashline on the Kilrush Road, a step further.

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Developers remain committed to €60m Derg marina project

The developers of a proposed €60 million redevelopment of a marina on the shores of Lough Derg remain committed to the overall project, despite a withdrawal of the planning application this week. That’s according to Eclipse Development spokesman, Michael Parker who told The Clare Champion that the developers were still going ahead with and were fully committed to the major revamp of Derg Marina.

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