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Grant all set for co-option

LAHINCH’S Liam Grant will next week be co-opted as a Green Party representative to Clare County Council, replacing Susan Crawford.

In advance of taking the seat, Mr Grant said, “It is a great privilege and a very humbling experience to represent the Green Party in West and North Clare. As an Earth and Ocean Science graduate, I am very passionate about the environment, particularly when it comes to water. I want to put an end to beaches being closed in the county due to high levels of bacteria in the sea. We need to bring our water and wastewater infrastructure into the 21st century.”

“As the incoming Green Party Councillor, I look forward to working in tandem with Senator Róisín Garvey. Róisín has already done tremendous work in the area, and we share a similar vision for the future. With sea swimming becoming ever more popular I would like to see the development of tidal swimming pools, similar to that seen in Belmullet and Bundoran. Greenways have been incredibly successful in other parts of the country and Clare needs to catch up. The pandemic has shown us how great it is to exercise outdoors, and we need to invest in projects that encourage it.”

About Owen Ryan

Owen Ryan has been a journalist with the Clare Champion since 2007, having previously worked for a number of other regional titles in Limerick, Galway and Cork.