What I did this month


22nd April

  • Clare FM  interview on the SEAI funding announcement
  • Meeting with the Limerick and Clare Educational Training Board to discuss possible future training schemes in Kilkee Waterworld
  • Community Recognition Fund consultation to discuss possible project funding for Kilkee and Kilbaha

19th April

  • Announcement of our SEAI grant award of €500,000 for upgrade works at Kilkee Waterworld
  • Opening of the new Kilkee Visitor Information Centre

18th April

  • Meeting with Clare Co Co engineers and Greenway consultants to discuss potential sites for the trailhead in the town of Kilkee

17th April

  • Attended the Clare Tourism Advisory Forum meeting

15th April

  • Remainder of previous weeks’ council meeting.

14th April

  • Attended a steering group meeting of a community impacted by a wind farm planning application

13th April

  • Attended a Carrigaholt Development Association meeting
  • Canvassing for local election and dealing with various constituency matters

6th March

  • Chaired the monthly meeting of the board of Loop Head Tourism
  • Drafted a series of questions for the next Regional Health Forum
  • Attended the County Clare Tourism Together Networking event at the Inn at Domoland

7th March

  • Arranged a survey of some blocked drains in Kilkee
  • Dealt with a number of constituency issues from individuals and organisations

9th Feb

  • Second day of Energy security and off shore energy conference in Ennis

5th Feb

  • Meeting with area engineers to discuss urgent repairs to several pedestrian crossing lights in Kilkee
  • Written submission with regards to housing in Kilkee
  • Constituency meetings with a number of community members

10th April

  • Constituency meetings
  • LCDC meeting

8th April

  • Met with Cynthia ni Mhurchu, FF candidate for MEP, discussed the need for a Model 3 hospital in Ennis to support the Model 4 in UHL
  • 125th Anniversary of 1st Clare Co Co meeting
  • April council meeting

5th April

  • Meeting with senior management and chairs of MDs to discuss the schedule of MD works for 2024

4th April

  • County Ukrainian Response Forum meeting
  • Dealt with a wide range of constituency matters

3rd April

  • Clare FM interview on anti social behaviour at Kilkee Playground
  • Loop Head Tourism monthly meeting
  • Cross directorate meeting with regard to coastal erosion at Seafield
  • Meeting with KIlkee Tify Towns to discuss upcoming projects

2nd April

  • Dealt with a number constituency matters

28th March

  • Briefing on the Strategic Infrastructure Development plan from Moneypoint
  • Dealt with a  number of constituency matters, housing, planning, roads etc

27th March

  • Briefing on Technical Report on Shannon Heritage Buildings
  • Meeting at Carrigaholt Pier to discuss future maintenance and upgrade works

26th March

  • Meeting of the LCDC finance sub-committee to evaluate the Community Enhancement Program grant applications
  • Regional Health Forum meeting in Galway where i asked the following questions;
  1. Can I be provided, in tabular form for the years 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023, with the number of attendees through each of the MAUs in all of the hospitals providing such service across this regional health forum

  2. Can I be provided with a breakdown, in tabular form for the years 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023, of the number of attendees through the EDs in all of the hospitals providing such service across this regional health forum

  3. I understand a new system to assess attendees to the ED in UHL is being rolled out through an on-site GP service. Can I be provided with the details of how this service will operate?

  4. In light of the continuing overcrowding at UHL, can I be provided with the details of any plans the management have to provide access to labs, scans and consultants on a 7 day week basis.


25th March

  • A number local issues to be dealt with, including housing, roads, footpaths and lighting issues.

22nd March

  • Zoom meeting, along with the Friends of Ennis Hospital, with the new HSE Regional Executive Office for the Mid-West region

21st March

  • Dealt with a wide range of constituency issues.
  • Attended a Fianna Fail party meeting with other election candidates

20th March

  • Attended the Greenway public consultation event in Kilkee
  • Organised a number of items for the opening of the new visitor information centre in Kilkee

19th March

  • A long orin dealing with a wide range of constituency issues
  • Discussion with head of tourism about the future operational plans for Loop Head Lighthouse
  • Met with Simply Blue representative to discuss progress of off shore renewable energy generation
  • Meeting with Kilkee Tidy Towns
  • Open evening for the new Loop Head Tourism and Kilkee Chamber of Commerce visitor information centre

15th March

  • Followed up on a wide range of constituency issues

14th March

  • Meeting with Kilkee Tidy Towns to discuss progress on projects in the town
  • Briefings for the West Clare MD on a number of topics including the upcoming public consultation on the Kilrush to Kilkee Greenway
  • Meeting of Loop Head Together steering group

11th March

  • Briefing by the IFA to elected members
  • March Council meeting in Ennis where i brought the following NOM
  • “With regard to the implementation of Shannon Estuary Economic Task Force report, that Clare County Council undertake a) an assessment of the specific opportunities it presents to the people of Clare, b) the skills involved and numbers of personnel that may be required in its implementation here in Clare, c) an assessment of the housing need within the proximate Municipal Districts to support that implementation and d) an assessment of the quantity of zoned land in those MDs to determine whether we have capacity to ensure these opportunities provide the maximum benefits at the most local level.


8th March

  • Constituency meetings in The Elliott Centre in Kilkee
  • County Ukrainian Community Response Forum meeting

5th March

  • Dealt with a number of constituency issues from the weekend
  • West Clare MD meeting where i brought the below notices of motion
  1. That an assessment of the speed limit be undertaken on the N67 at the Miltown Rd entry to Kilkee and a driver feedback sign be installed. The speed at which vehicles drive into Kilkee on this residential section of road is frightening.

  2. That remedial works be undertaken on the road and footpaths at West Street in Carrigaholt to rectify the         uneven surfaces on both that are causing significant issues for local community members, especially older persons.

  3. That a series of pull in locations be developed in the L-6052-0 and the L-6052-15 Road at Tarmon East .

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