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Clare disappointment at sod-turning snub

AN official ceremony for the University of Limerick’s new €16 million medical school at Garraun, Clonlara has landed the university in hot water after Clare public representatives weren’t invited for the event. Responding to the criticism, a spokeswoman for the University of Limerick explained it does not usually have large events for sod-turning stages of buildings and this brief, informal event was organised at very short notice to accommodate the Taoiseach’s diary.”No other public representatives were invited to the event. UL will subsequently be organising more formal topping out and an official opening event to which all public representatives and community leaders in County Clare will be invited as appropriate. The university welcomes the support of the Clare County Council for the Graduate Medical School building, which is estimated to bring 150 construction jobs to the Shannon region, representing a welcome boost to the local construction industry in this challenging environment,” she said. An Taoiseach, Brian Cowen took a break …

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Lough Derg attractions go digital

TOURIST attractions in the Lough Derg area have been put firmly on the digital map.Shannon Development and North Tipperary County Council teamed up to map over 220 visitor attractions and accommodation providers on Sat Nav systems, which should provide a tangible spin-off for the local economy.  

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