Aer Lingus to close Shannon cabin crew base

Aer Lingus has told staff that it plans to close its crew base at Shannon Airport.

Crowe resigns from Oireachtas Ireland-Israel group

Fianna Fáil TD for Clare Cathal Crowe has tendered his resignation from the Ireland-Israel parliamentary friendship committee in protest against Israeli state aggression in the disputed Gaza Strip/West Bank region and in solidarity with those impacted by this action.

1000 people waiting for a passport in Clare

New information provided to Fianna Fáil spokesperson on Tourism and Aviation and TD for Clare, Cathal Crowe, show that there is a backlog of 1,000 passport applications in Clare.  

Clare projects benefit from Fáilte Ireland funding

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Tourism and Aviation Cathal Crowe has welcomed confirmation that two facilities in Clare are to benefit from a new Fáilte Ireland fund, targeting outdoor water-based activities. 

Full commitment to Sixmilebridge Healthcare Centre

Clare Fianna Fáil TD Cathal Crowe has said that while news of a delay to the development of a Primary Healthcare Centre for Sixmilebridge is concerning – he has been assured that there is full commitment to progressing the centre.

HIQA report will lead to better care at Cahercalla

Clare Fianna Fáil TD Cathal Crowe has welcomed the recommendations of a Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) report into Cahercalla Community Hospital, which he believes will improve the level of care provided at the facility.

Bank of Ireland branch closures condemned

Clare Independent TD Michael McNamara says Bank of Ireland’s decision to close three branches in Clare and 85 others  throughout the Republic of Ireland underpins the financial sector’s push towards online banking at the expense of many people in rural Ireland.

Tulla students owed thousands from cancelled Ryanair flight

While a war of words wages between Ryanair and the Irish Travel Agents Association (ITAA) over flight refunds, school students in Tulla have been left out of pocket by thousands of euro since last May.

Legacy of SS Clonlara is all but forgotten

These days Clonlara is known throughout Clare and beyond for being a stronghold of hurling. Others know the village for its proximity to the Shannon River and the Headrace Canal. Very few people will know of Clonlara’s links to a ship wreck off the coast of Portugal.