Ten years on huge plans for Shannon are in tatters

Back in January 2008 Clare County Council held a public consultation in a local hotel to unveil a Masterplan for Shannon Town Centre proclaiming 1,000 new jobs over 15 years. Ten years on the huge plans for Shannon lie in tatters after the council’s Director of Social Development told councillors, “I don’t want to hear anymore talk of TC1 and TC2.” Liam Conneally made his remark during a presentation to Municipal District councillors by Derek Barrett and Eoin Hoctor of The Venue, the proposed multi-million euro, multi-functional arts venue. Mr Conneally also described Shannon as, “a premier jobs location, a...

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