Funds Approved For Shannon Sewerage Scheme Works

The Government’s approval of funding for the upgrading of the Shannon Sewerage Scheme will significantly expand the quality and scale of the water and wastewater infrastructure in the town. The funding will enable Clare County Council to accept the tender of just over Eur1 million, submitted by Glen Agua, to provide for significant mechanical and … Read more

€2.2 Million Funding For Burren Project

The European Commission has approved funding for 202 new projects under the LIFE+ programme, the European Union’s environment fund. Among the projects approved is a Eur2.2 million project by Clare County Council for tourism on the Burren. Half the money will come from the European Commission and the other half is national co-funding. The Burren … Read more

Council Announces Crackdown On Illegal Waste Activity

Clare County Council has announced it is increasing its monitoring of illegal waste activity such as fly-tipping, backyard burning of waste and illegal waste collection after it successfully brought three cases against individuals at Ennis District Court. The Council secured three separate prosecutions in East and West Clare in relation to the illegal disposal of … Read more

Inaugural Kilrush Biodiversity Week

Clare County Council has announced details of the first ever Kilrush Biodiversity Week taking place from Monday, 23 April to Sunday, 29 April 2012. The inaugural programme of events will celebrate the many aspects of biodiversity in Kilrush and its environs from family days out in beautiful natural amenities to information and discussions about threats … Read more

Clare Prepares to Spring Clean

Clare County Council, in association with An Taisce, is urging people all over Clare to get involved in the 14th annual National Spring Clean Campaign. Last year, hundreds of people across the county and more than a half a million people nationally came together to organise clean up events in their communities. Participation in this … Read more

Shannon Public Invited To Consultations On Draft Area Plan

Clare County Council has announced that a series of public consultations in relation to the Draft Shannon Town and Environs Local Area Plan 2012-2018 will take place next week. The plan, which is the first stand alone town plan that has been produced for Shannon, was placed on public display last month and will provide … Read more

Clare County Launches Severe Winter Weather Guide

Clare County Council has launched an online advice and information guide to raise awareness of the importance of preparing for severe weather during winter. The ‘Be Winter-Ready’ guide has been published on the Council website,, and is part of a Government initiative launched in November. The guide features flooding advice, tips on how to … Read more

Clare County Council’s 2011 Environmental Inspection Plan

The Environment Section of Clare County Council has announced details of its annual environmental inspection plan which sets out a planned work programme aimed at maintaining and enhancing County Clare’s natural environment. The Plan sets out the inspection criteria for environmental inspections across all of the environment work areas including water, waste, air quality, noise … Read more

€50 Million Wind Farm in County Clare to Proceed

Bord Pleanala has rejected an appeal by An Taisce against a Clare County Council decision to allow Hibernian Windpower to construct a wind farm incorporating 11 turbines of approximately 2500kW capacity each, at Boolynageragh, Lissycasey. The development site, which is 3 kilometres north of Lissycasey, will have total rated electrical output of 27.5MW. The capital … Read more

Funding For Ennis Flood Defence Scheme

Government funding has been allocated to Clare County Council to allow it to undertake flood alleviation measures in the vicinity of St. Flannan’s College in Ennis. Lands and properties surrounding the secondary school were badly affected by serious flooding in November 2009. The proposed solution involves the construction of an overflow weir and over 1,000 … Read more