Tears after council backs demolition

A branch manager of a Department of Social Protection office earmarked for destruction to make way for a bridge left a council headquarters in tears yesterday.

At the April meeting of Clare County Council, councillors gave their go-ahead for the project which is expected to eliminate the long-standing Blake’s Corner bottleneck in Ennistymon that delays motorists on their way to and from the Cliffs of Moher.

It will involve the demolition of one family home that includes a florist and a branch of the Department of Social Protection, where manager Elizabeth McNamara said she was ‘horrified’ at the council decision.


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