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Councillors distribute €50k at ‘secret’ meeting

CLARE County Council is to seek legal advice on the status of a behind-closed-doors in-committee meeting, held by West Clare county councillors, at which €50,000 of public money was allocated to two disability projects in Kilrush and Kildysart. Both projects were granted €25,000 and details of the meeting and the decision made at it only emerged publicly at a West Clare Municipal District meeting this week.Since then, Clare County Council has said they are not in a position to release the minutes of the in-committee meeting until they receive “legal clarification on the status of the minutes”. At Tuesday’s meeting, Councillor Richard Nagle, who was unable to attend the contentious meeting on October 20, described the holding of the meeting as “reprehensible and regrettable”. He queried why the meeting was held in private with the media absent. “Why was that meeting held in-committee? It was an issue deciding on the allocation of public money,” he stated. Municipal area chairman, Councillor …

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Less money for Clare’s roads

CLARE County Council will receive a reduced Regional and Local Roads Grant Allocation for the coming year. Figures provided on Friday showed that the Council will receive a total of €11.922 million in its Regional and Local Roads Grant Allocation.  A spokesman for the Council said that this contrasts with a initial grant of €13.047 million at the start of 2013. That figure was supplemented by an extra grant of almost €2 million which was provided mid way through the year. There will also be grants of €339,200 to Ennis Town Council and one of €115,000 to Kilrush Town Council. Also a sum of €195,000 has been provided for low cost safety improvement grants for works at eight locations around the county. A cut to the county’s road funding for 2014 had been widely expected. Clare TD Pat Breen said; “Road maintenance and repair in 2014 must be priority given the damage to our road infrastructure following Storm Christine and while the Department …

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