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Calls To Tackle Ongoing Litter Problems In Kilkee

Calls are being made for ongoing litter problems in Kilkee to be tackled. Last month, issues with anti-social behaviour and littering were highlighted by local business owners, public representatives and residents of Clare’s Coastal towns – specifically Kilkee and Lahinch

Community Calls For Urgent Action Over Ongoing Issues Surrounding Facilities At Seafield

Residents in a West Clare seaside community are calling for urgent action from the Council to deal with ongoing issues surrounding facilities and parking. On Tuesday’s Morning Focus, Alan Morrissey spoke to Kilkee based Fianna Fáil Cllr Cillian Murphy and Michael Neenan, Chair of Seafield Tidy Towns.

Signing of contracts with Roughan O Donovan for West Clare Greenway

Clare County Council has announced the appointment of Roughan & O’Donovan Consulting Engineers to progress the options, route selection, design and assessment phases of the first section of the Greenway between Kilrush and Kilkee via Moyasta.

Councillors Say More Staff Required to Manage Outdoor Summer

Councillors say ‘more staff’ may be required by the local authority to adequately manage Clare’s tourist hotspots this summer.

Fishermen hopeful pier funding may serve as incentive for industry growth
Investment in six piers in the county has helped to improve the livelihood of one remote fisherman in Quilty, who like many, has been fighting against the decline of rural fishing communities.

Extra resources for Clare’s coastal amenities to cost €10-€15k per week
Between €10,000 to €15,000 per week is projected to be spent by Clare County Council in providing additional resources to coastal amenities to cope with a forecasted staycation surge.

Electronic submission for planning applications to go live next year
An electronic system for the submission of planning applications is to Clare County Council is to go live via an online portal by the middle of 2022.

‘Spectacular’ Whitestrand in Doonbeg in need of annual development plan
Present infrastructure at Whitestrand Beach in Doonbeg is not serving the area well, a West Clare representative has maintained.

Outpatients in Mid-West rising as struggle to fill consultant positions continues – Murphy
Amount of outpatients in the Mid-West are rising while consultant positions remain vacant, a West Clare representative has noted.

Kilkee CFR group commended as example of community looking out for each other
Work of the Kilkee Cardiac First Responders has been highlighted as a fitting example of the community looking out for its members.

Areas with long-term locum cover can’t let elderly patients ‘fall through cracks’ for COVID-19 vaccine
Cognisance of the risk of elderly patients “slipping through the cracks” for COVID-19 vaccines due to the absence of permanent GPs must be heeded by the HSE, a Clare councillor has flagged.

No additional ambulance services this summer for West Clare despite failure to meet HIQA response target times last year
No additional resources have been sought by the National Ambulance Services (NAS) for the West Clare area.

Murphy calls for ‘Covid proofing’ of West Clare funding applications
A CALL has been made for future tourism projects for West Clare to be “Covid-proofed,” so that their viability doesn’t depend solely on large numbers of international visitors.

Over 7,500 Clare people on PUP
LATEST figures show that there are 7,513 Clare people receiving the Pandemic Unemployment Payment.


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