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Five in a row for Shannon Airport

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SHANNON Airport’s reputation in the top ranks of global aviation was recognised again overnight as it completed a remarkable five-in-a-row at the prestigious World Routes Marketing Awards, held in Barcelona. One of the huge advantages of living in Clare is quick access to a great selection of international flights and it looks like we’re not…

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Gallery: Clare’s Older Peoples Volunteer of the Year awards

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HERE at Clare Echo HQ, we love highlighting local people being honoured for doing brilliant things. Currently National Positive Aging Week is being celebrated nationwide, and to coincide with that the Clare Older Peoples Volunteer of the Year awards took place yesterday at the Templegate Hotel in Ennis. Local photographer Arthur Ellis was on hand…

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Dr Harty has a cut at ‘dysfunctional’ planning of St Joseph’s Hospital

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CLARE’S Independent TD Dr Michael Harty has hit out at the ‘snail’s pace’ progress on delivering the new Community Nursing Unit at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Ennis. Dr Harty claimed he has been told by Minister for Health Simon Harris that construction will not be completed until 2021. The Government has committed €12 million for…

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Clare students prepare for Enterprise Awards programme

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STUDENTS from St Flannan’s and St John Bosco Kildysart gathered at Treacy’s West County on Tuesday at an induction day for this year’s LEO awards. Local Enterprise Office Clare (LEO Clare) delivers the Local Enterprise Offices National Student Enterprise Awards Programme in second level schools across the county. This exciting initiative is open to all…

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Two Ennis boutiques in Ireland’s Top 30 stores

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ENNIS is living up to its reputation as the boutique capital of Ireland thanks to two neighbouring O’Connell Street clothes shops. Willow has for the fourth time been named as one of the Retail Excellence Ireland Top 30 stores and boutique owner Jean McCabe told The Clare Echo she is delighted to be part of…

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To Connacht, a hell of a lot faster!

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CLARE’S motorists will cut their commutes to Galway substantially and the north-west from tomorrow, following the opening of the new M17/M18 Gort to Tuam. Locals and tourists alike will no longer be stuck in traffic on what Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) calls ‘single carriageway roads that have deficiencies which restrict safe and efficient movement’. “The…

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Status yellow rainfall warning for Clare

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JUST when you thought you were out, they pull you right back in! Met Eireann has issued a Status Yellow rainfall warning for Clare, just days after promising a sustained period of warm, sunny weather. The forecaster says that Clare, along with our Munster neighbours and Galway will see between 30mm and 50mm of rain…

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Look back: It’s a year since Clarisford Park’s official opening

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CLARISFORD Park in Killaloe is celebrating its first birthday after making headlines throughout the year. The development of the park was a mammoth effort by the Killaloe Ballina community, who came together to do something about the lack of outdoor amenities in the area. The new facility has seen the development of new groups in…

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Free arts and disability event at Buttermarket

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The Clare County Council Arts Office will host a two-day Arts and Disability event on the 13-14 October at the Buttermarket building, Drumbiggle Road, Ennis. The Arts Office says the free event, entitled ‘Drawing from the Well’, aims to offer all arts and disability practitioners, participants and partnering organisations “an opportunity to reflect on their…

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Elaine Tubridy

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A proud West Clare woman, Elaine Tubridy has worked as a reporter since graduating from the University of Limerick with a Masters in Journalism in 2015. Elaine briefly worked with the RTE Investigations Unit on the Standards in Public Office investigation before returning to Clare to continue her career as a reporter with the Clare…

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