*FILE PIC: Fr Willie Cummins (right). Photograph: NCR A Clare parish priest has defended staging regular Sunday morning masses during Covid-19 lock-down saying that no person has got the virus from attending his masses.
A mother and father have not been able to hold their toddler girl in their arms, or see her face to face, for a four month period since last Christmas due to Covid-19 Level 5 restrictions, a court has heard.
*Clíodhna Blake. Photograph: Burren Eye Photography Life as an elite sportsperson means it’s rare that you take to the field or court without carrying a knock of some variety, but imagine what it’s like to try and play inter-county football while suffering with a chronic illness.
The wonderful thing about growing up in Rural Ireland is the variety of experience one gets to gratify themselves with seeing the seasons progress and the cycle of creation and destruction that is at the very essence of nature.
*Grace O’Sullivan MEP. Photograph: John Mangan Every 5 years, around half the people of Clare go through the same ritual. Just two years ago, roughly 50,500 of us did it. For some, it was the culmination of much preparation. For others, it was simply going through the motions. For the majority, they’ve never given it …