Day: October 3, 2017

Plan to build 21 houses on hold due to flood risk

A plan to build 21 houses in Shannon has been put on hold as the council-owned site at Tullyglass Lower, beside the Glaise na Rinne development, is deemed a flood risk by the Office of Public Works (OPW). Addressing a recent special meeting on housing, Director of Social Development Liam Conneally told councillors that the flood risk issue in relation to CFRAM has affected the delivery of the Tullyglass site. CFRAM stands for Catchment Flood Risk Assessment and Management. It was set up to meet the requirements of the EU Floods Directive to assess, map and manage flood risk...

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Hot dog disaster averted at Cratloe Doggy Show

A hot-dog disaster was narrowly averted at the Cratloe Doggy Show on Sunday! Firefighters Hugh Kelly and Ryan Adams saved the day when they arrived to extinguish a blaze at the hot-dog stand. Thankfully only a few burgers and sausages were over-cooked in the fire! Shannon Fire Service was mustered to attend to the episode and the pair quickly responded despite having been to a more serious incident at Element Six until 3.00am. Getting into the spirit of the occasion, Hugh and Ryan opened up their fire tender to the many happy pooches and their owners while some of...

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Landscaping an issue for Shannon councillors

Inadequate grasscutting and the poor quality of landscaping in Shannon were discussed by councillors recently at the Shannon Municipal District. A number of councillors referred to the sub-standard work being provided by landscaping contractors in the town. A written report from district engineer Eugene O’Shea stated, “the contract for grass cutting in the Shannon MD was tendered earlier this year and a new contractor appointed. “The familiarisation period for this contractor has led to issues with certain areas being omitted etc. initially but these issues have been largely ironed out at this stage. Any specific issues communicated to the...

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Businessman accompanies Minister to French trade exhibition

Paddy Halton of Shannon company True North Technologies was included among seven agri-tech firms showcasing their wares at a French trade show. The companies were part of the Enterprise Ireland trade visit to SPACE (Salon des Productions Animales – Carrefour Européen) that was led by Minister of State for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection Pat Breen. SPACE is the largest animal production show in France and attracted over 100,000 potential customers who attended from 120 countries. The mission focused on promoting the innovation capabilities of Irish agri-tech companies in areas including connected agriculture, the...

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Annual Pat O’Reilly Memorial Tractor Run

Preparations are well underway for the annual Pat O’Reilly Memorial Tractor Run which is due to start from Kilmurry on Sunday 22nd of October. Macra na Feirme in the Sixmilebridge and Kilmurry area is very grateful to the O’Reilly family for allowing the event to be named after the late Pat O’Reilly. Proceeds from the day will go to Milford Hospice who cared for Pat in his final days. Sixmilebridge-Kilmurry Macra members will be calling to local shops and businesses for their support with sponsorship cards and flyers over the coming weeks. A former Macra member, Pat was a very progressive...

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€20,000 secured for Shannon Wetlands project

A ‘lake’, a pond and a new pathway are some of the measures being proposed by the group steering the Shannon Wetlands Restoration Project. Members of the group gave a presentation at the recent Shannon Municipal District meeting and convinced local councillors to back them with €20,000. Greg Duff introduced himself as chairman of Duchas na Sionna and the delegation members, Olive Carey, Tom Chambers and Ruairí Ó Conchúr, Community Water Officer with the Waters and Communities Office in Limerick. Mr Duff described the location of the Shannon Wetlands at the back of Tir na nÓg playground adjacent to...

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Networking event in Killaloe will celebrate National Women’s Enterprise Day

Local Enterprise Office Clare will co-host a networking event for local female entrepreneurs in Killaloe next month as part of National Women’s Enterprise Day (NWED) 2017. An Tánaiste and Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Frances Fitzgerald T.D. recently launched the biggest-ever programme of events to mark the annual initiative which takes place on Thursday, 12th October 2017. All 31 LEOs, including Local Enterprise Office Clare, are behind the initiative. Together, they have jointly supported over 14,000 female entrepreneurs in 2016.  Local Enterprise Office Clare has teamed up with LEOs in Limerick and Tipperary to organise the event for...

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Olympic have the edge over Town rivals

When Shannon Olympic and Shannon Town met at Frank Healy Park on Saturday evening for this third division final, the only thing certain was that the cup was going to Shannon. Clare League – Third Division League Cup FinalShannon Olympic ‘B’ 4 Shannon Town ‘C’ 4 (Shannon Town won 3-1 on penalties AET) In the end, the sides were inseparable on 4-4 after extra time and it took penalties to see the silverware going the way of Shannon Olympic. It was their rivals, Shannon Town, who got off to a good start, taking the lead with a close-range goal...

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Ei Electronics Charity Cycle raises €25,000

A team of 16 cyclists from Ei Electronics has raised in excess of €25,000 for charity with a 400-kilometre bike ride from Oswestry, in Shropshire, England, where Ei’s Sales & Marketing subsidiary, Aico, is based, to the Ei Headquarters in Shannon. The cycle took place over four gruelling days, September 13th to 16th. Sixteen Ei cyclists were joined by eleven from Aico and twelve from Denmans Electrical Wholesalers, a customer of Ei, making a total of 39 cyclists, who between them raised in excess of €50,000. The charities to benefit equally from the €25,000 raised by the Ei team...

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JJ Hanrahan bags a brace on his return to Munster

Munster put a poor performance away to Glasgow behind them to dispatch Cardiff by 39-16 at Thomond Park on Saturday. The home side was strengthened by the return of their three Lions, CJ Stander, Conor Murray and captain Peter O’Mahony. Guinness PRO14 Munster 39 Cardiff Blues 16 Cardiff started well and led by 16-13 at the break. Munster spluttered and suffered a bad blow when Jaco Taute was stretchered off midway through the half. Jarrod Evans opened the scoring for the visitors after 7 minutes with a penalty when Darren Sweetnam was ruled offside by South African referee Quinton Immelman....

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