Closing date nears for submissions to Draft County Plan

The Cathaoirleach of Clare County Council is reminding the people of Clare that the deadline for making submissions on the Draft County Development Plan closes on Monday, 28th March, at 4:00pm.

Shannon Group to roll out EV charging stations 

Shannon Group has confirmed plans to roll out public Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations across its campus in a bid to help reduce carbon emissions. 

Burrenbeo hosts Learning Landscape Symposium

Burrenbeo Trust will be hosting the 11th annual Learning Landscape Symposium that will bring together leading change-makers and educators on the theme of From Learning to Action from the 18th to the 20th March 2022 at the community centre in Kinvara, Co.Galway and outdoors in the Burren.

Future development of ‘Destination Burren’ examined

Elected Members, stakeholders, and community representatives from across North Clare and the wider Burren region gathered in The Falls Hotel, Ennistymon, to explore new collaborations aimed at promoting the Burren as a sustainable destination.

Grant supports for home energy upgrades announced

The Government has  approved a package of supports to make it easier and more affordable for homeowners to undertake home energy upgrades, for warmer, healthier and more comfortable homes, with lower energy bills.
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Burren Ecotourism Network gets the ‘Green light’

The Burren Ecotourism has won the Irish Independent’s green light award for sustainability in this year’s ‘Reader Travel Awards’.

Shell acquires 51% of offshore windfarm project

Shell has signed an agreement with Irish leading blue economy developer Simply Blue Group to acquire a 51% share of their Western Star venture, which seeks to develop a floating wind farm off the Clare coast in Ireland.

Forestry in Ireland not environmentally sustainable

Clare Independent TD Michael McNamara has told the Dáil that farmers are being prevented from harvesting forestry they plant and there is no incentive to replace monoculture Sitka Spruce plantations with something more sustainable.