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Council requested to provide photographs of Springfield flooding

Clare County Council has been requested by the Office of Public Works (OPW) to provide additional information, including photographic evidence of flooding in Springfield. The request was made in respect of the OPW’s ongoing review of the council’s request for funding approval. This development emerged in a week when the council was notified by the OPW of its decision to allocate €49,500 to undertake remediation  works on a 250m section of river embankment (Blackwater River). The council expects remediation works to commence during November. Weather permitting, it is hoped the works will be completed by the end of the year. The council has completed a procurement process and has identified a consultant who would carry out a focused feasibility study with a view to identifying a sustainable solution to the historic flooding issues at Springfield, Clonlara. As of June last, the council has been seeking funding approval from the OPW to appoint a consultant. It envisages that any flood prevention works approved ancillary …

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Former minister to open new Parteen school extension

Deputy Jan O’Sullivan will get the opportunity to officially open a major new extension and astro-turf pitch for a school she allocated funding to during her most recent stint as Education Minister. The role played by the Clonlara-born former Labour Minister for Education and Housing in securing funding for Parteen National School will be recognised, when she cuts the tape to officially open the new extension at the school next Friday at 11am. Deputy O’Sullivan said the new extension was badly needed, following the dramatic increase in the school-going population in recent years. “Parteen is a growing area and needed a bigger school. It was completed on time and within budget and the teachers, staff and pupils are very happy with their new building,” she added. The extension, which consists of three new classrooms and five resource rooms, was occupied before the end of the last academic year, much to the delight of students and staff members. The project also …

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