Criminal legal aid spending in Clare increased by more than ten per cent last year despite the pandemic. More than €4.2 million euro has been spent in this county on the scheme in the last five years. The Criminal Legal Aid system is means tested and means the State picks up the bill for paying […] The post 10% Increase In Legal Aid Spending In Clare In 2020 appeared first on Clare FM.
Clare house prices have jumped by five percent in the last year, despite the effect of the pandemic. That is according to the Irish Independent’s “How much is your house worth” report, which surveyed estate agents in every part of the country. The average price of a house in this county is now around the […] The post Clare House Prices Jump By 5% In 12 Months appeared first on Clare FM.
Clare’s outdoor amenities are set to receive a funding boost of more than €95,000. The grants, provided for under the first measure of the Government’s Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme, will benefit six projects across the county. The Cliffs of Moher, the 12 O Clock Hills, the Shannon Loop, the archaeology trail in Dysart and Burren […] The post Clare’s Outdoor Amenities Receive €95,000 Funding Boost appeared first on Clare FM.
The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 52 additional deaths related to COVID-19. 50* of these deaths occurred in January. The median age of those who died is 82 years and the age range is 39-99 years. There has been a total of 2,870 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland. As of midnight, […] The post 35 New Cases Of COVID-19 In Clare; 2,371 New Cases Confirmed Nationally appeared first on Clare FM.
A man has died in a workplace accident in West Clare this afternoon. The incident happened shortly after midday near the village of Doonaha. Two units of Clare County Fire and Rescue Services from Kilkee station along with National Ambulance Services resources were sent to the scene this afternoon. A Garda spokesman confirmed that their […] The post Man Dies In Workplace Accident In West Clare appeared first on Clare FM.
Last week was the deadliest week so far in Clare during the COVID-19 pandemic. At least eight deaths related to the virus have been recorded here in the first two weeks of the New Year, seven of them in the seven days up to last Friday. CSO figures show that number has never been recorded […] The post At Least Eight COVID-Related Deaths In Clare Already In 2021 – CSO appeared first on Clare FM.
Clare’s Fianna Fáil Senator insists that mandatory quarantine for travellers into Ireland isn’t as practical as it sounds. It comes as the European Union has said non-essential domestic and international travel should be “strongly discouraged” and is proposing a more co-ordinated approach to travel restrictions across the bloc. The European Union is considering tougher travel restrictions […] The post Clare Senator Says Mandatory Quarantine Not As Practical As It Sounds appeared first on Clare FM.
The Transport Minister has effectively ruled out a restructuring of Shannon Group. It follows calls for Shannon Airport to be taken back under control of the daa, following a significant decline in passenger numbers, due to both the pandemic and the global grounding of the Boeing 737 Max jet. A Government review into Shannon Group […] The post Transport Minister Effectively Rules Out Restructuring Of Shannon Group appeared first on Clare FM.
A Sixmilebridge councillor says elderly residents in the area are afraid to park their cars at the town’s train station after an encampment was set-up there there yesterday. Occupiers of an encampment near Illaunumangh Graveyard in Shannon left there yesterday and are believed to have moved on to Sixmilebridge shortly afterwards. Gardai had outlined how […] The post Councillor Says Elderly Residents In Sixmilebridge Fearful After Encampment Set Up appeared first on Clare FM.
The Vice President of Shannon Chamber says trade with the UK has been halted as a result of bureaucracy created by Irish government departments. Bunratty-based haulier Eoin Gavin will represent the Chamber at the Oireachtas Transport Committee today to address issues at ports arising from Brexit. Hauliers will tell members of the Committee that customs […] The post Shannon Chamber VP Says Bureaucracy Halting Trade With UK appeared first on Clare FM.
The prevalence of COVID-19 in Clare has showed no signs of slowing down, with the rate of the virus locally still at similarly high levels of recent weeks. The Ennis region’s incidence rate remains one of the highest in Munster. Weekly localised data from the Health Protection Surveillance Centre shows 1,667 new cases of coronavirus […] The post Prevalance Of COVID Remains High Locally With Increase In North Clare appeared first on Clare FM.
More than 400 Clare businesses availed of a government grant to move their organisations online in the last 12 months. Nearly €1 million was provided to Clare business owners in 2020 under the Trading Online Voucher Scheme, which is designed to provide support to small and micro-business to develop their online presence. The initiative saw […] The post More Than 400 Clare Businesses Avail of Grant To Develop Online Offering appeared first on Clare FM.
The Clare-based President of the Irish Road Hauliage Association says the current system of border checks is worse than it was in the 1970s. The Irish Road Hauliage Association will appear before the Oireachtas Transport Committee later, as well as representatives from Shannon Chamber and the Revenue Commissioners. The IRHA will tell TDs and Senators that […] The post Hauliers And Shannon Chamber To Appear Before Transport Committee appeared first on Clare FM.
The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 51 additional deaths related to COVID-19. 49 of these deaths occurred in January. The median age of those who died is 80 years and the age range is 58-103 years. There has been a total of 2,818 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland. As of midnight, […] The post 31 New Cases Of COVID-19 In Clare; 2,608 New Confirmed Cases Nationally appeared first on Clare FM.
A Clare Government TD says expects further clarity on the likely duration of level five restrictions in the coming days. It comes after Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael TDs were told last night that the highest level of restrictions will remain in place into next month, on account of the high number of daily cases […] The post Clare TD Expects Clarity On Extension To Restrictions In Coming Days appeared first on Clare FM.
The HSE’s Director of Public Health in the Midwest has appealed for people in Clare not to show complacency despite a slight reduction in the incidence rate of COVID-19 here. This county’s prevalence of the virus per 100,000 people now stands at 1,285.2 after 46 new cases were confirmed here last night – though that’s […] The post HSE Midwest Warn Clare People Not To Show Complacency In COVID Fight appeared first on Clare FM.
An Ennis Councillor says the decision to call off this year’s St Patrick’s Day Parade in the town was the right thing to do. The news that the Ennis parade has been cancelled for a second straight year is likely to be reflected in similar moves by communities throughout the county and beyond. Last year’s […] The post Ennis Councillor Says Decision To Call Off St Patrick’s Day Parade ‘Right Thing’ To Do appeared first on Clare FM.
Clare hauliers were among more than 50 trucks, which were driven to Dublin Port today as part of a demonstration over Brexit requirements. The Irish Road Haulage Association has delivered letters to the Taoiseach and the European Commission over measures affecting drivers since Britain left the EU. It says its members are experiencing appalling examples […] The post Clare Hauliers Among 50 Demonstrating At Dublin Port Over Brexit Requirements appeared first on Clare FM.
The Clare-based sister of one of the nominees for President Joe Biden’s administration says her family are very proud of her new role. Polly Trottenberg has been nominated to become deputy secretary of the Transportation Department in the Biden administration. She had previously served as the transportation commissioner for seven years and is a frequent […] The post Clare-Based Sister Of Biden Administration Nominee ‘Thrilled’ appeared first on Clare FM.
The new US President’s revealed Donald Trump left him what he calls a very generous letter, but Joe Biden hasn’t revealed what it said. The President has already started getting to work by signing orders reversing many of the Trump Administration’s policies. They mean the construction of a border wall with Mexico will be stopped […] The post Biden Gets To Work As Shannon Group Says Presidential Visit ‘Welcome’ appeared first on Clare FM.