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Anti-social behaviour in some rental properties

THERE are problems associated with certain rental properties in Shannon, it was claimed at the June meeting of Shannon Town Council, while existing regulations aren’t strong enough, it was also claimed.Councillor Gerry Flynn proposed that the council write to people involved in letting property to advise them of their obligations. He said that people living near rental properties don’t want an awful lot. “All neighbours want is three things. One is adequate waste disposal. Two, proper appearance of rental property and three is not to have anti-social behaviour.”People renting can have a different outlook to people who have bought houses, Councillor Tony McMahon claimed. “To one person, a rented property can be a very temporary place. To someone else, their house can be a lifetime investment and sometimes, there is only a 2ft wall between them,” the councillor added.He said that there is a need for legislation rather than guidelines and that it should be enforced by the gardaí. Councillor …

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Flynn complains about crematorium lands

COUNCILLOR Gerry Flynn has lambasted Clare County Council following news that it has to pay over €87,000 to Shannon Development, after the sale of lands at Illaunmanagh for the development of a crematorium.Councillor Flynn objected to the decision to sell the lands and says the fact that the council will now not end up with the sale agree price of €140,000 has vindicated him.In a report issued to councillors representing the Shannon Electoral Area, Michael McNamara acknowledged that the council has no option but to pay the €87,000.“You will recall that last September the council approved the sale of 1.29 acres of land adjacent to the burial ground in Shannon to Illaunmanagh Ltd for the purposes of their constructing a crematorium on the lands. The sale price agreed was €140,000.“In the course of the legal transfer of the site, it transpired that this area was part of a larger area purchased eight to nine years ago by the council, principally …

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Public grafitti leading to risk of ‘tatty image’

SHANNON is in danger of developing a “tatty image” because graffiti artists are defacing public property around the town.That’s the view of Councillor Patricia McCarthy who supported a call at this month’s electoral area meeting to enlist the help of the gardaí in trying to arrest the practice and to get those responsible to desist.Accepting that the artists display a level of creativity in their work, Councillor McCarthy suggested that they could be better employed imparting their talents to young children in a more appropriate environment. “Because of their clear style, it should be possible to identify those who are responsible. Perhaps this is an issue we can address at the Joint Policy Committee meeting,” she said.Councillor Gerry Flynn, who raised the issue, asked the council to remove the graffiti on the building to the rear of a house at Drumgeely Avenue where, he said,  “it is causing a lot of distress to older people living in the area”.“There is …

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