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Businesses in Shannon are giving a warm welcome to the re-establishment of flights to Glasgow.
Clare gardai are warning all road users to expect the unexpected over the Bank Holiday with plenty of activity on and around most routes.
Staff at Clare's international airport have also been preparing for a busy weekend, with 25,000 people set to use Shannon this weekend.
The Transport Minister has been urged to intervene in a row between Bus Eireann and it's staff, to avert a strike which could seriously hit Clare students.
A 15 year old girl has been killed in a road collision in County Galway.
The scale of the task facing management at the newly independent Shannon Airport has been outlined in Dublin Airport Authority's annual report.
Anti-war protesters have dismissed government assurances that arms were not transported through Shannon on one of the 600 military flights which used the Airport last year.
It seems Spanish golfing star Sergio Garcia made an unscheduled stop at Shannon Airport this week.
Management at Clare Accessible Transport say they're hopeful that the group will continue to serve people in the county even after the government completes it's review of the rural transport network.
Clare tourism providers say they're confident that a new driving route for the West of Ireland will bring extra tourists to the county.