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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

Gardaí ramp up security at Shannon Industrial Estate ahead of Trump’s visit

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Security measures have been ramped up ahead of the June visit of U.S. President Donald Trump with workers at the Shannon Industrial Estate having to pass Garda clearance en route to their place of employment on Wednesday morning.

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872 motions put before Council in 5 years

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*Photograph: Eamon Ward 872 notices of motion were put before Clare County Council during the five year term from 2014 to 2019.

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Six councillors record 100% attendance at Municipal District meetings

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*Photograph: Eamon Ward Six of Clare’s twenty eight councillors attended all Municipal District meetings over the last five years.

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Power to make first Irish appearance in six years at Lahinch

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*Seamus Power. Photograph: Getty Images Irish Olympian Seamus Power will make his first appearance on home soil in six years when the USA-based star plays in the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open at Lahinch Golf Club from July 4-7.

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Ardnacrusha Power Station reopens for public tours

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Ardnacrusha Power Station reopens today for tours aimed at the general public and schools.

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3 Cllrs attended all Council meetings this term

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Three councillors attended all ninety nine meetings of Clare County Council from 2014 to 2019, The Clare Echo can reveal.

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7 sitting candidates face 3 challengers in Shannon MD

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Though seven sitting councillors are competing against three challengers for the seven seats on offer, the Shannon MD will be a lot tighter than what is suggested on paper.

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Ennistymon LEA an unknown battleground for LE19

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Ennistymon’s local electoral area has the smallest amount of places available with four seats on offer which suggests the fight will be tighter in North Clare than any other part of the county.

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Head to head battles to determine outcome in Killaloe Municipal District

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Five seats are on offer in the Killaloe Municipal District with five sitting councillors competing with five other candidates, four of which are contesting an election for the first time.

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Votes up for grabs in Kilrush LEA

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One new councillor is guaranteed in the Kilrush LEA with the unlikely possibility of more as nine candidates including four sitting councillors competing for five seats.

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