Fear That Assurances On Future Of Killaloe’s Citizen Information Centre A “Guise”

Concerns are emerging that assurances over the future of Killaloe’s Citizens Information Centre amount to nothing more than a “guise and a ruse”.

The service there has closed down unexpectedly, leading to a petition to be set up calling for it to reopen in full.

Locals say it’s just another blow for a rural area in Clare.


Following a recent tragedy in Killaloe, local woman Orla Foley went about contacting their local Citizens Information Centre to set up a support for the local community.

When she attempted to make contact with the office, she realised it was in fact closed, with no indication of when it would be back up and running.

The news caused concern among the locals in the area and now, Orla has set up a petition calling for the service to be returned as a matter of urgency.

She says rural Ireland can’t continue to take blows like this.

The North Munster Citizens Information Service, which operates these offices in Clare, says that the move is only temporary.

In a statement to Clare FM, it goes on to say that short-term closures are often necessitated by unexpected sick leave and that there is no plans at present to permanently remove the Killaloe service.

But local Fianna Fáil Councillor Tony O’Brien doesn’t buy that.

He is calling for government intervention on the issue.