University Hospital Limerick was the most overcrowded hospital in the country this month. 11,289 people were recorded on hospital trolleys since January 1st. UHL accounted for 10% of the overall figure, at 1,180 patients. Cork, Galway, Letterkenny, and St. Vincent’s in Dublin make up the remainder of the top five – totaling of over […] The post UHL Most Overcrowded Hospital This January appeared first on Clare FM.
An Ennis Councillor insists she still has full confidence in Cahercalla Nursing Home’s care despite a new HIQA report suggesting the facility was ‘non compliant’ in a number of areas when assessed last year. Health inspectors have claimed the facility, when inspected on October 19th, failed to ensure it had a clear management structure, and […] The post Ennis Councillor Has ‘Full Confidence’ In Cahercalla Services Despite Critical HIQA Report appeared first on Clare FM.
Ennis Chamber says recruitment issues arising out of a lack of available housing are permeating through every single type of business here. It follows the publication of an IBEC report, which states that the issue is ‘harming Ireland’s attractiveness as a place to live’ and poses the greatest threat to competitiveness at the moment. IBEC’s […] The post Recruitment Issues Caused By Housing Shortage Permeating Through All Businesses Says Ennis Chamber appeared first on Clare FM.
A North Clare guidance counsellor believes grade inflation caused due to issues relating to the pandemic will ‘settle’ in the next academic year. It comes ahead of the deadline for applications to the CAO for entry to all first-year courses, which is tomorrow at 5pm. Grades were adjusted upwards in 2022 to meet 2021’s record-high […] The post North Clare Guidance Counsellor Believes Grade Inflation Will ‘Settle’ Next Year appeared first on Clare FM.
Almost 9,000 euro worth of drugs have been seized in Ennis. Uniformed Gardaí from Ennis stopped and searched a car in an industrial estate in the town last Tuesday, and during the course of the search, a quantity of suspected Cannabis Herb was located in the car and seized. A man in his late 20’s […] The post Gardaí Seize Over €8,000 Worth of Cannabis In Ennis appeared first on Clare FM.
A North Clare wheelchair user says the ‘carrot and stick’ approach to handling the misuse of disabled parking spaces is lacking in enforcement. The Disabled Drivers Association of Ireland is calling for a loophole in the legislation which means that gardaí and traffic wardens can’t issue fines in private car parks to be amended. At […] The post North Clare Wheelchair User Says ‘Carrot And Stick Approach’ To Disabled Parking Lacking Enforcement appeared first on Clare FM.
Health inspectors say there’s been a ‘failure’ at an Ennis nursing home to ensure an effective system is in place to protect residents from abuse. The findings have been documented this week following an inspection at Cahercalla Community Hospital earlier this year. The unannounced inspection took place on the 19th of October last, when 108 […] The post HIQA Says ‘Failure’ To Ensure Effective System In Place To Protect Cahercalla Residents From Abuse appeared first on Clare FM.
Shannon Chamber’s CEO says members are buying houses for employees or putting them up in hotels due to the shortage of accommodation in the locality. It comes as IBEC has reported that 70% of companies listed housing as a ‘key challenge’, which is leading to serious problems with staff retention. The business group also claims […] The post Shannon Chamber CEO Says Businesses Buying Homes For Employees Due To Accommodation Shortage appeared first on Clare FM.
Clare County Council has given plans for 60 houses in the east of the county the green light. Wiskin Property Developments Ltd will deliver the residential estate at Loughaun South, Tulla, comprising of 5 detached houses, 36 semi-detached houses and 9 terrace houses. The application was subject to a number of objections from local residents, […] The post Council Green Light Plans For 60 Houses In East Clare appeared first on Clare FM.
The Chair of a new residents’ group set up in Shannon is calling for the Government to deliver an ‘action plan’ on emergency accommodation proposals for the town. A committee has been set up in the town, with the group first meeting over the weekend, to represent residents on the matter in engagement with politicians […] The post Shannon Residents Group Calling For ‘Action Plan’ On Emergency Accommodation Proposals For Town appeared first on Clare FM.
Calls have been made for the Clare County Development plan to be adjusted to account for a surge in population over the past two years. It follows a warning from the Minister for Integration that the Government needs to prepare for more than 80,000 migrants, who plan on seeking refuge in Ireland this year. Clare […] The post Calls For Clare’s County Development Plan To Be Adjusted To Account For Population Surge appeared first on Clare FM.
A former Clare councillor is wary about calls to change the law which requires local representatives to list their address publicly at election time. It follows a spike in reported threats and alleged assaults against politicians at local and national level. Under current legislation, candidates must list an address on election campaign material – meaning […] The post Former Clare Councillor Wary Of Calls To End Publicising Local Representatives’ Addresses appeared first on Clare FM.
The Clare-based President of the Irish Road Haulage Association is calling for toll charges to be reduced for all drivers. A total of more than 344-million euro was collected across 10 tolls last year. It includes almost 170-million euro collected through tolls on the M50 alone. Ennis haulier Eugene Drennan, says toll charges need […] The post Clare-Based IRHA President Calls For Tolls To Be Reduced appeared first on Clare FM.
A Clare man who’s a former charity director says a ‘continued and intense’ focus on issues in Afghanistan is still needed from Ireland and world leaders. It’s after the UN said it’s opposed to cutting aid to Afghanistan, despite the Taliban’s policies towards women and girls, including a ban on women in education and NGO […] The post Clare Ex-Trócaire Director Says ‘Continued And Intense’ Focus On Afghanistan Needed appeared first on Clare FM.
A transatlantic flight that diverted to Shannon Airport early this morning with an ill passenger has resumed its journey. United Airlines flight UA-960 was travelling from Newark, New Jersey in the United States to Frankfurt, Germany at the time. The Boeing 777-300(ER) jet was about 250 kilometres northwest of Ireland when the crew advised air […] The post Transatlantic Flight Diverts To Shannon With Ill Passenger appeared first on Clare FM.
The CEO of MidWest Simon says that ‘rigid bureaucracy’ in government policies and programmes is preventing possible solutions to homelessness from being acted upon. It comes as the latest figures from the Department of Housing show that the number of homeless adults in Clare increased by almost a quarter in the year to December – […] The post MidWest Simon CEO Says ‘Rigid Bureaucracy’ In Government Policy Is Preventing Solutions To Homelessness appeared first on Clare FM.
A new Ennis town bus service is expected to be operational within the next two years. Transport Minister Eamon Ryan has told the Oireachtas that a feasability plan testing the routes of the service carried out last month confirmed its viability. The bus fleet provided by the National Transport Authority will be fully electric, with […] The post Early 2025 New Target For Fully Electric Ennis Town Bus Service appeared first on Clare FM.
Searches of a river in Co Clare for two men missing since last week, have been stood down after one body was recovered from a river in Ennis this afternoon while another was found on a beach in southwest Clare yesterday. That body is now believed to be that of a man in his 60s […] The post Ennis River Search Stood Down After Two Bodies Located appeared first on Clare FM.
The body of a man has been recovered from the River Fergus in Ennis today. The discovery was made at around 1.00pm by divers who had been involved in a search of the river since early last week. Search teams had also been looking for a second man feared to have entered the river last […] The post Body Of A Man In His 80s Recovered From River Fergus appeared first on Clare FM.
The new CEO of the DAA insists Shannon Airport is ‘not competing’ with its Dublin counterpart. Kenny Jacobs has appeared before the Oireachtas Transport Committee, which includes a number of Clare representatives, after he assumed the role earlier this month. Shannon Airport revealed earlier this week it welcomed 1.5 million people in 2022, which is […] The post DAA CEO Says Shannon ‘Not Competing’ With Dublin Airport appeared first on Clare FM.