A couple whose home is marooned by a mile radius of deep floodwater said they will not evacuate to temporary accommodation as it would prove too overwhelming for their youngest son who has “complex needs”.
As they battle rising floodwater, residents in Clonlara, Co Clare are frustrated a proposed flood defence in the area has so far been set back by 15 months after an environmentalist and planning activist lodged an objection to its construction.
Thousands of sandbags have been delivered to homes in south east Clare under threat of rising floodwaters after the River Shannon burst its banks between the ESB-operated Parteen Weir and Limerick.
In early January, shortly after a dressing-room clip appeared online of former Manchester City assistant coach Mikel Arteta telling the players to foul if there is a transition, Pep Guardiola responded to the inevitable question of his stance on the tactic with the speed and slickness of a City attack.
The tone was set in the opening quarter when Clare struggled badly in coming to terms with the pitch of the game, a failing which allowed a rampant Limerick side hit 0-8 on the bounce in a ten-minute spell up to the 16th minute as they built up an impressive 0-9 to 0-1 lead.
Apart from the several variations in its spelling in Irish and English, Inishtubbrid, Co Clare is also recognised by three other names: Wall’s Island; O’Grady’s Island and Inishtubber which surely puts it up there as the island with most names — not counting say Inisvickillane, Co Kerry which has about 33 variations to that spelling.