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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

Clare agri-food businesses ‘hugely exposed’ to Brexit

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Farmers and the agri businesses in Clare are becoming very worried with the lack of solutions put forward on a national level with Brexit approaching according to Cllr Cathal Crowe. Whatever deal emerges from Brexit, the Fianna Fáil general election candidate said “measures will still be needed to support the sector”. “Agri-food businesses in the…

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Tourist season target for completion of Ennistymon water mains repairs

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Water mains servicing the main street of Ennistymon and the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Centre are expected to be completed in time for the 2019 tourist season. A joint motion from councillors Bill Slattery and Richard Nagle welcomed the granting of funding by Irish Water for the replacement of water mains at Ennistymon main street…

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Garrihy added to Fine Gael ticket in North Clare

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Lahinch Seaworld and Leisure Centre General Manager, Joe Garrihy will represent Fine Gael in May’s local elections. A native of Lisdoonvarna, Garrihy joins sitting councillor Bill Slattery on the party ticket in the Ennistymon electoral area. He first became a member of Fine Gael two months ago and was approached before Christmas to consider contesting…

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South Clare needs ‘more works’ before LNDR is put in place

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Improved road facilities must be put in place in Clare prior to the development of the Limerick Northern Distributor Road (LNDR), Cllr Cathal Crowe has claimed. Meelick native, Crowe proposed at Shannon Municipal District’s January meeting that “Clare County Council and Transport Infrastructure Ireland prioritise in 2019 the provision of a widened carriageway, pedestrian footpath,…

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Active Retirement President highlights elderly abuse

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*Kay Murphy, Photograph: ARI.  Elderly abuse continues to be a problem in 2019, the President of Active Retirement Ireland (ARI) has outlined. Shannon’s Kay Murphy has been the President of ARI since April 2017, becoming the first Clare person and the second from the Mid-West to serve in the role. In representing the organisation at…

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‘Clare football on the rise’

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*Colm Collins celebrates at the final whistle. Photograph: Martin Connolly He was Clare’s hero in snatching a second round draw with Armagh, on Sunday David Tubridy stepped up once again finishing with 1-07 as they secured their first league win of 2019. Supporters who were cutting it tight on time to get to Cusack Park…

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Clare girls captain UL to Asbourne Cup glory

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*Ciara Grogan, Aoife Keane, Andrea O’Keeffe, Clare Hehir, Doireann Murphy, John Lenihan. Five Clare players collected Ashbourne Cup medals on Sunday as the University of Limerick won their fourth title in succession. Captained by Inagh/Kilnamona duo Aoife Keane and Clare Hehir, UL defeated UCC 3-08 0-08 in Mallow on Sunday with Galway’s Niamh Hanniffy netting…

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Taylor becomes Clare’s first openly gay politician

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Kilkee’s Mike Taylor is Clare’s first openly gay politician after his place on Fine Gael’s ticket for the 2019 local elections was confirmed. On Thursday, the twenty year old was selected alongside Cllr Gabriel Keating for Fine Gael in the Kilrush electoral area. He joined the party in 2011 off the back of the General…

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€90,000 worth of cannabis seized in Shannon

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A routine operation at Shannon Airport on Friday discovered herbal cannabis with an estimated street value of €90,000. Revenue officers seized the drugs which were found in a parcel that arrived from Spain and labelled as ‘clothing’. The cannabis was addressed to Co Carlow. Investigations are currently ongoing anyone with information in relation to drug…

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Concern with population projections for Co Clare

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Disappointment has been expressed with the population allocation for Clare from the Department of the Environment as set out in a draft strategic plan for the southern region of Ireland. Arising under the Local Government Reform Act 2014 the Southern Regional Assembly assumed a number of new functions. Chief among these responsibilities is the preparation…

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