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Newmarket-on-Fergus native, Páraic McMahon is a freelance journalist and broadcaster currently working for numerous national and local publications including The Clare Echo, The Irish Examiner, The Irish Independent, The Irish Times, RTÉ, TheJournal.ie, The42.ie. A graduate of Mary Immaculate College, Páraic was previously employed by The Clare Herald and Clare FM. If you have a story, tip or some feedback for him then send an email to - paraic@clareecho.ie

19.2% of Clare primary school pupils in overcrowded classes

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19.2 percent of primary school children in Clare are being taught in classes with thirty or more pupils.

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Colm McLoughlin acknowledged for outstanding contribution to aviation industry

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*Colm and Breeda McLoughlin.  Colm McLoughlin has been honoured at the annual aviation industry awards.

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Shannon Airport “completely abandoned” by Irish Government

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“A change in policy and mindset” is needed to lead to a greater use of Shannon Airport which one elected representative of Clare County Council felt has been “completely abandoned”.

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Moneypoint can become ‘Silicon Valley for renewables’

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*Moneypoint. Photograph: Páraic McMahon Despite the looming loss of over 100 jobs at Moneypoint, there is hope for the site of the power plant with one West Clare elected representative maintaining it has the potential to become “the Silicon Valley for renewables”.

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Clare overcome Laois to get season back on track

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*Clare captain Laurie Ryan. Photograph: David Dillon Clare’s intermediate ladies football have got their season back on track with a ten point win over Laois securing their place in the All-Ireland quarter-finals.

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Iconic O’Briens Tower refurbished at Cliffs of Moher

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*Pictured at O’Brien’s Tower is Leonard Cleary, Director of Rural Development, Clare County Council; Bobby Kerr, Chair of Cliffs of Moher Ltd.; and Geraldine Enright, Director of the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Experience. Photograph by Eamon Ward One of County Clare’s earliest known purpose-built tourist facilities has been fully restored and reopened to the public…

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Estimated €2m in archaeology works putting buyers off Shannon Shamrock site

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Potential purchasers of the site previously known as the Shannon Shamrock Hotel have been put off by associated archaeological work believed to be in the region of €2m.

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Emma Austin crowned Miss Clare

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Shannon’s Emma Austin has been crowned as the 2019 Miss Clare with Katie Woods named as Miss BeLimitless.

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Duggan seals a draw for Clare as camogie campaign concludes

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*Laura Twomey gets past Chloe Morey & Eimear Kelly. Photograph: Martin Connolly Clare’s involvement in the 2019 Liberty Insurance All-Ireland senior camogie championship has concluded following Saturday’s draw with Dublin.

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Galway defeat finishes Clare minors for 2019

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*Colm O’Meara & Conner Hegarty in action for Clare. Photograph: Martin Connolly Clare’s minor hurlers have been knocked out at the quarter-final stage of the All-Ireland championship. Galway 1-24 Clare 1-22 Venue: O’Moore Park, Portlaoise

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