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Eriksen inspires defibrillator motion at Clare Council

DANISH midfielder Christian Eriksen inspired a motion at the local authority meeting his week, when members backed a call for funding for defibrillators and training for communities across Clare. Councillor John Crowe recalled the dramatic scenes at the Euro 2020 match against Finland last month, when the 29-year old suffered a cardiac arrest and was saved thanks to prompt intervention with a defibrillator. “The European Championships brought it home to everyone,” he said. “What happened to Christian Eriksen really highlighted the issue and showed what a defibrillator can do. The Minister for Health should be looking at a scheme to fund defibrillators and training and €1,700 for a club or village is a very small price to be looking at. We should write to the Department to seek money for communities. Every second family has heart problems going down the generations.” The Fine Gael member also recommended that all councillors receive training. The motion was seconded by Councillor Cillian Murphy. …

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Crowe takes reins from McMahon to steer MD

SIXMILEBRIDGE’S John Crowe has been elected Cathaoirleach of the Shannon Municipal District for the coming year, with Michael Begley elected deputy. The position means he will chair meetings of Shannon area councillors, while he will also represent the area at certain events. Councillor Crowe was elected last Friday evening, succeeding Newmarket’s Pat McMahon. At the meeting Councillor McMahon said he had only worn the chain of office a couple of times, due to the country being in lockdown for so long. He described the last 12 months as “a most eventful year”, which will be remembered throughout history. The Fianna Fáil representative said he was concerned about the economic fallout, which may become more apparent in the months to come.  He warned that Shannon Airport is in trouble, and noted that its board hasn’t had a chairperson for many months. “It wouldn’t happen in Dublin Airport,” he added. Councillor McMahon said that Shannon has lost two CEOs in recent years, …

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John Crowe elected chair of Shannon MD

SIXMILEBRIDGE’S John Crowe has been elected Cathaoirleach of the Shannon Municipal District. He was elected at the AGM of the MD this afternoon, while Michael Begley was elected as Leas Cathaoirleach. Councillor Crowe succeeds Councillor Pat McMahon, who reflecting on his year as Chair, said he would have liked to represent the area “in happier times”. He also spoke about the importance of supporting a struggling Shannon Airport. The Newmarket man said that Shannon has not received the support in terms of policy it needed over the years, while he noted that it hasn’t had a chairperson for months now. “It wouldn’t happen to Dublin” he commented. After taking the chain of office, Councillor Crowe praised his predecessor, saying he was glad to take over from someone he described as “a great man and a character.”

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Conway retains Seanad Seat

Fine Gael’s Martin Conway will be Clare’s sole representative in the Seanad. The Ennistymon man successfully retained his seat on the Administrative Panel of Seanad Éirean. He was first elected to this panel in 2011 and was the Seanad spokesperson on Justice, Disability and Equality. He is the first visually impaired member of the Oireachtas. Conway’s first foray into politics was in 2004 when he won a seat on Clare County Council, representing North Clare. He was re-elected to the council in 2009, topping the poll. However, outgoing senator Tony Mulcahy from Shannon surrendered his seat. He was one of 23 candidates seeking the 11 seats on the Labour panel. He was eliminated in the sixth count. Following his unsuccessful bid Senator Mulcahy said that one of the first things he has to do is get a handle on his finances. He said that despite perceptions of politics being ultra-lucrative, most of those who have lost their Seanad seats face …

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Victims of Berkeley tragedy remembered

Clare County Council today (Tuesday) opened a book of condolences in memory of the six Irish citizens killed in last week’s tragedy in Berkeley, California. Members of the public are being invited to sign the book, which will remain in the foyer of Áras Contae an Chláir, New Road, Ennis, until 5.00pm on Friday. The book of Condolences was officially opened this morning by cathaoirleach of Clare County Council, John Crowe.

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Holy Island in public ownership

Clare County Council has announced a comprehensive plan relating to the future tourism development and visitor management of Holy Island (Inis Cealtra) on Lough Derg. At a ceremony in Mountshannon today, the Local Authority confirmed it has acquired 41 acres on the island which, together with the two acres already in the ownership of the Office of Public Works (OPW), now means that the entire island is in public ownership. The Council also announced its intention to procure professional experts to prepare a Visitor Management and Tourism Development Plan for Holy Island which will provide a framework, in consultation with key stakeholders, for tourism development and visitor management of the Island, whilst also ensuring the cultural heritage and natural assets that contribute to the Island’s uniqueness are maintained and protected. Still used as a burial ground, the ruins and buildings still standing on Holy Island date back as far as the 7th century when the monastic site was established by …

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Council visits Chinese university

A delegation from Clare County Council, led by Cathaoirleach, John Crowe, recently visited Kunming University in the Chinese south western province of Yunnan. The visit coincided with the signing of a County/Province relationship aimed at developing closer industrial, tourism, farming, educational and cultural ties between County Clare and Yunnan. A formal link between the Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark and the Stone Forest Geopark (Shilin Geopark) in Yunnan was also agreed. The Clare delegation’s itinerary included a visit to Kunming University, which is Yunnan’s primary professional university with more than 17,000 students. The University is also home to an Irish Centre which was developed in 2012 to boost academic and cultural exchanges between Yunnan and Ireland.

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Official opening of Kilrush complex

The Cathaoirleach of Clare County Council, John Crowe will officially open the Active Kilrush Sports Complex Astro Turf Pitch at Cooraclare Road this Thursday afternoon at 4pm. Among the guests for the formal cutting of the ribbon ceremony will be Airtricity League chairman and FAI board member, Eamon Naughton. A reception to mark the event will follow at the Vandeleur Walled Gardens.

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