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4 Mar

Greenday: Funding approved for River Fergus Walk & Cycle route – Deputy Joe Carey

The Government has given the green light for a new walk and cycle route that will eventually link Clarecastle to Ennis and on the planned West Clare Greenway, local TD Joe Carey has announced. Minister for Rural and Community Development Heather Humphreys confirmed to Deputy Carey that funding of €200,000 has been allocated to the […]

2 Mar

Contracts for Community Employment and TÚS scheme participants in Clare extended until July: Deputy Joe Carey

Participants of Community Employment (CE) and TÚS schemes in Clare whose contracts were due to finish over the period since last October will now benefit from a further extension up until July 2. Welcoming the move, Clare TD Joe Carey said the work that CE and TÚS workers carry out “is absolutely vital to local […]

2 Mar

‘A cruel blow’ – Deputy Carey criticises Aer Lingus decision to lay off Shannon workers until summer

Clare TD Joe Carey has described the move by Aer Lingus to lay off all 129 inflight service and ground operations staff at Shannon Airport until the summer as a “cruel blow to workers”. The Shannon-based Aer Lingus workers’ worst fears were confirmed as the airline announced the cuts yesterday. As a result, the airline […]

1 Mar

‘People are feeling isolated enough’ – Carey calls on Bank of Ireland to reverse plans to close its branches in Kilkee, Tulla and Miltown Malbay

Clare TD Joe Carey has called on Bank of Ireland to reverse its controversial plans to shut three local branches. The bank today confirmed it will close its branches in Kilkee, Tulla and Miltown Malbay from the end of September. The move is part of a massive restructure of Bank of Ireland’s operations in the […]

1 Mar

Carey announces €2.24m in funding to help older Clare people and those with disabilities to remain in their homes

Clare County Council will receive over €2 million funding to provide home adaptations for older people and those living with disability and mobility issues, local TD Joe Carey confirmed today. The local Fine Gael TD after Housing Minister Darragh O’Brien this morning unveiled a €75m fund for Housing Adaptation Grants for Older People and People with […]

24 Feb

Carey confirms further extension to expiry dates of driver licenses

There has been a further extension to the expiry dates of driving licences, Clare TD Joe Carey confirmed today. The move comes as the EU and national Governments take steps in response to the disruption caused by Covid-19 to driver licensing services across the EU. The extension will apply to different groups of licence holders including those […]