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€34 million approved for Killaloe bypass

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Killaloe Photo: Julie Tillett

FUNDING worth €34 million has been approved for the construction of the Killaloe bypass. The Killaloe bypass is part of the new River Shannon crossing scheme and aims to create a western bypass around the town. This will connect with the proposed new Shannon Bridge south of Killaloe and to the N7 at Birdhill. Minister…

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Four weather warnings in place for Clare today

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Wind chart: Magic Seaweed

AH JANUARY, you just have to love it. The wind that cuts through you and turns your fingers to ice, the rain that turns your perfectly manicured hair into a fuzzy nightmare and the air so cold that it makes you want to wear your pjs to work. Well, the weather is true to form…

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Clare’s richest worth €360 million

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CLARE’S richest families are worth a combined total of €360 million, the Irish Independent annual rich list has revealed. Patrick Purcell, who founded Shannon based drilling tool company Mincon in 1977, comes in at number 115 on the overall rich list. The 79 year old is worth a sweet €135 million (up from €101 million…

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€3 million tourism investment for North Clare

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Artist’s impression of the new Doolin2Aran Ferries cruise ship being built in France

ACCESSING the Aran Islands and the Cliffs of Moher by sea is to get a lot more comfortable, faster and more environmentally friendly thanks to a record investment by one of the best known sea faring families on the west coast. In what will be the biggest single private transport infrastructure investment on the Wild…

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Ennis valiant in Junior Cup defeat

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Junior Cup 2nd Round Ennis 11-38 Highfield ENNIS RFC gave a very good account of themselves in the Junior Cup this year, despite being ultimately knocked out at an early stage at the weekend. Having seen off Bruff in the first round, the Clare side were given another difficult task with the visit of Cork side,…

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Banner lose out at Munster Senior League Final

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Shane O'Donnell and Seamus hickey tussle for the ball. Photo: Martin Connolly

Match report: James Mulvihill Full time score:  Limerick 0-16 Clare 0-10 Limerick were crowned Munster Senior League Champions after a tense battle against Clare in the Gaelic Grounds. It was a tight game in the first half with no team prepared to give an inch but in the second half the Treaty men were dominant…

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What Fine Gael, Fianna Fail, Sinn Feinn and Labour must achieve in Clare in 2018

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Junior Minister Pat Breen

In the first in a two-part preview of 2018, Eoin Neylon looks to the year ahead and what the main parties will look to achieve “NEW Year, New Me”. I’m sure we’ve all heard this said once or twice in the past fortnight. As people make resolutions and wishes for the year ahead, politicians and…

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The day that shook Ennis: eight people died in Hotel disaster 60 years ago

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By Gerry Quinn GOING once, going twice, going gone. On Wednesday afternoon, January 15, 1958, a crowd of between fifty and sixty people were gathered in an upstairs room of Carmody’s Hotel, Abbey Street, Ennis. The room was known as the Sarsfield Room, called after Patrick Sarsfield and was about 50 feet long and 30…

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Motorist caught speeding in two separate Clare towns in space of half hour

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THERE appears to be a serious need for speed among some drivers in Clare. One motorist, showing a complete disregard for the law, was caught speeding in TWO different Clare towns in the space of half an hour this week. Gardaí in Clare posted a photo on Twitter of the car which was recorded speeding…

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