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Ennis actress Denise Gough lands role in Game Of Thrones prequel

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ENNIS actress Denise Gough has landed a leading role in upcoming prequel series to Game Of Thrones, it has been confirmed. The Olivier-award winning actress, one of 11 children, has built a strong stage profile in recent years while also starring in a number of screen successes such as Poldark (alongside Naomi Watts), The Walking…

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Cian Dillon calls time on his inter-county career

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*Photograph by Gary Collins Crusheen’s Cian Dillon has announced his retirement from inter-county hurling. Full-back on the 2013 All-Ireland winning senior side, Cian was Joint Captain three years later as Clare won the Allianz National Hurling League for the first time in 38 years later when managed by Davy Fitzgerald. Of the 2013 starting team,…

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Shannon man causing a shake up in Copenhagen

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A Shannon man living in Denmark since 1981 is to be refused citizenship of his adopted country for refusing to comply with new laws which insist he must shake hands with the Mayor of Copenhagen. Billy O’Shea (61) a translator and writer in Copenhagen in recent months applied to become a citizen of Denmark. The…

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Kirwan seeking ‘entry level job as a political representative’

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There is left-wing voice missing from elected representatives of Clare County Council and Chris Kirwan believes he can be that voice while also speaking up and standing out for the youngest generation of voters. A final year law student at NUIG, Chris is running in the Ennis Municipal District for The Social Democrats as the…

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Radio Kerry board approve offer to purchase Clare FM

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The Board of Radio Kerry has approved an offer to the shareholders of Clare Community Radio Holdings Ltd. to purchase the entire share capital of the company, Clare FM.  It has also made an offer for Clare FM’s controlling interest in Tipp FM. The Board of Clare FM are recommending acceptance of the offer to…

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Hayes & McNamara appointed Cultural Ambassadors

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*Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Josepha Madigan T.D., with Master musician and founding member of The Gloaming, Martin Hayes. Photograph: MAXWELLPHOTOGRAPHY.IE Five Cultural Ambassadors have been appointed by the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Josepha Madigan including Clare’s very own Martin Hayes and Shelley McNamara. Martin, a native of Maghera joins…

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Venues confirmed for pre-seaon competition finals

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*Shane Bennett falls to the ground under pressure from Cathal Malone. Photograph: Martin Connolly Fixture details have been released for the McGrath Cup and Munster senior hurling league finals which take place this weekend. On Saturday, Colm Collins’ Clare senior footballers welcome Cork to Hennessy Memorial Park, Miltown. Their clash commences at 2pm. They sealed…

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Moneypoint has been out of action for 3 months

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Turbines at Ireland’s largest coal-burning station, Moneypoint have been out of operation for three months. A forced outage at the facility in Kilrush, Co Clare has seen all three coal-filled units out of action and subsequently no electricity generated by coal at the plant since October. The latest EirGrid data highlighted that the grid is…

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Ennis no longer Ireland’s cleanest town

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Ennis has gone from being Ireland’s cleanest town to the twenty second cleanest town in the space of one year.  According to the final litter survey of 2018 by business group Irish Business Against Litter (IBAL), Ennis is ‘Clean’ but has slipped to 22nd spot in the ranking of 40 town and cities. While almost all…

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Coughlan & Cooney impress as footballers set up McGrath Cup final with Cork

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A dominant performance from the Clare senior footballers saw them advance to the McGrath Cup Final for the second year in a row on Sunday. Clare 1-17 Waterford 1-06 Cork await Clare in the McGrath Cup decider following an eleven point win for Colm Collins’ side over Waterford with twelve different players registering on the…

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