What I did this month


4th March

  • Discussion with area engineer regarding a number of roads and drainage issues across West Clare area

2nd March

  • Meeting in Carrigaholt to discuss a number of issues in the village
  • Funding and CE scheme application forms for Loop Head Tourism

1st March

  • Meeting with Kilkee Tidy Towns to discuss various projects across the town
  • Various constituency meetings with individuals and organisations

29th Feb

  • Meeting with FAI development officer and other agencies to discuss delivery of soccer training project in Kilkee

27th Feb

  • LCDC finance sub committee meeting
  • Regional Health Forum meeting
  • Kilkee Flood Risk Management meeting

26th Feb

  • Meeting with Clare County Council senior management to discuss finance and project to upgrade Kilkee Waterworld
  • Site visit to Kilkee Waterworld

25th Feb

  • Fianna Fail West Clare convention

24th Feb

  • Meeting with management of Vandeleur Walled Garden and interested parties to discuss the potential of a Dark Skies Park

23rd Feb

  • Briefing on the Kilkee Flood Relief Scheme 
  • Review of speed limit on the N67
  • Assisting community groups with grant applications under the Climate Action Fund

22nd Feb

  • Meeting with Clare Sports Partnership in Kilkee to discuss the set up of a water based adventure hub in Kilkee Waterworld

21st Feb

  • LCDC meeting in Ennis
  • Energy Roadshow in Ennis

20th Feb

  • Rural Strategic Policy Committee meeting in Ennis
  • LCDC finance sub committee meeting in Ennis
  • Evening a meeting hosted by Garda Siochana and NPWS to discuss the illegal hunting of hares on private lands

19th Feb

  • Meeting with FAI development officer to discuss the delivery of soccer training for young people in Kilkee
  • Adjourned Feb council meeting in Ennis

16th Feb

  • Zoom meeting with CLDC to discuss a project that was in need of support
  • Meeting with senior staff and farmers at Lough Donnell to discuss the ongoing issues at the ‘model’
  • Wedding Anniversary… 🙂

14th Feb

  • Attended AILG conference in Arklow

12th Feb

  • Meeting with Limerick and Clare Educational Training Board to discuss maritime training in Kilrush campus
  • Clare County Council February meeting.
  • Brought an individual notice of motion, that Clare County Council undertake a workshop with the roads department, the Municipal District offices and the elected representatives with a view to understanding the operations and constraints of the current winter maintenance and salting roads program and to discuss a solution where key strategic roads in the MD’s can be included in the Winter Service Plan and consideration given to managing these through the area offices
  • Led a joint notice of motion asking Clare County Council “While recognising the exemplary response to the challenges arising in supporting and accommodating the unprecedented humanitarian emergency situation of over 5,000 vulnerable refugees in our County over the last 2 years by Clare Communities, Clare County Council, other state agencies, NGOs, schools and SMEs we call on:a) Clare County Council to allocate specific resources from within our Integration team, and in collaboration with CLDC, CISC, Clare Youth Services, Clare PPN, Clare Volunteer Centre and other relevant partners, with the objective of providing the tools and factual information necessary for staff, elected representatives, community organisations and the public to counter the disinformation and misinformation that’s currently circulating around migrants and refugees, and to provide a trusted forum for their engagement at a local level.

11th Feb

  • 6 Nations Rugby….!!! 🙂 Ireland versus Italy

10th Feb

  • Preparation for meeting with Clare County Council senior management team to discuss funding and ongoing support for the Kilkee Waterworld project

8th Feb

  • Attended European Conference on future of energy security in Ennis
  • Attended the County Ukrainian Community Response Forum
  • Attended the launch of OBAIR Meals on Wheels in Kilrush

7th Feb

  • Chaired the Loop Head Tourism Members Network meeting
  • West Clare MD workshop with area staff and senior management team
  • Representation on various matters with housing, planning and rural development

6th Feb

  • Meeting with Loop Head Tourism committee
  • Meeting with manager of Kilkee Waterworld to discuss upgrade project
  • Meeting with area engineers to discuss upgrade to Kilkee Cliff Walk

3rd Feb

  • Constituency meetings with various individuals and community groups

2nd Feb

  • Chaired a meeting of the board of directors for Kilkee Waterworld to discuss the proposed schedule of upgrade works, financing and grant applications.
  • Meeting with lighting specialist to discuss repairs to the lighting at the art on the roundabout in Kilkee

1st Feb

  • Clare Tourism Green Team Meeting Presentation on GSTC Destination Certification
  • Clare County Council Climate Action Briefing
  • Site meeting with senior executive officer and senior executive engineer to look at a number of local roads in preparation for critical maintenance

30th Jan

  • Meeting with senior planner and area executive to discuss the proposed new WWTP in Kilkee
  • Site meeting with local farmers, and senior CCC staff to discuss ongoing issues at Lough Donnell

26th Jan

  • Chaired Clare County Council Biodiversity and Heritage Forum meeting. Site visit to Miltown Malbay and various sites
  • Constituency meetings with various local individuals and groups

25th Jan

  • Assess the draft Schedule of Municipal District Works

24th Jan

  • Local Community Development Committee meeting
  • Meeting with graphic designer to discuss signage for new Loop head Tourism and Kilkee Chamber of Commerce visitor information centre

23rd Jan

  • Meeting with local council estate committee for grant applications
  • Discussion on financing Approved Housing Bodies

22nd Jan

  • Local Community Development Committee finance sub-committee meeting to discuss grant applications
  • Attended Loop head Together steering group meeting
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