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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

“This is my proudest day” says new Mayor of Clare

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Cllr Michael Begley has been unanimously elected Cathaoirleach of Clare County Council and in doing so becomes the first Clonlara person to hold the position. First elected to the Council in 1991 following unsuccessful efforts in 1979 and 1985, Begley succeeds Cllr Tom McNamara. In proposing Cllr Begley, his fellow Independent Cllr Gerry Flynn spoke…

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Power of flowers in Ennis

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Flowers and councillors from the Ennis Municipal District, who knew it was such a complicated love story. This relationship first came to light at the June meeting of the EMD when a motion from Ann Norton led to a forty five minute debate. In total the meeting lasted for one hour and fifty minutes, other…

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Banner bow out of U20 football championship

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Clare have been knocked out of the U20 Munster football championship with a four point defeat to Cork. Cork 1-16 Clare 0-15 Venue: Pairc Uí Rinn Coming away from Cork with a win is never easy but a strong start to the contest from Seamus Clancy’s charges gave life to this belief. They built up…

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Clare make one change from Kerry trouncing

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Colm Collins has unveiled his starting fifteen for Clare’s Round 2 All-Ireland SFC qualifier with Offaly. It shows just one change from the side that suffered a twenty two point defeat to Kerry in the Munster championship at the beginning of June. Conall Ó hÁiniféin was a late replacement for his clubmate Eimhin Courtney for…

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Minister Murphy pressed for answers on homelessness in Clare

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An under pressure, Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government, Eoghan Murphy T.D. was more than happy to visit Co Clare last week.  Minister Murphy was the keynote speaker at Shannon Chamber’s summer lunch in Dromoland Castle. “After the week I’ve had I’ve had I couldn’t think of a better place to have lunch of…

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O’Halloran running in Killaloe MD for 2019 elections

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Increased focus is turning to next year’s local elections following a redrawing of the municipal districts in Clare, Ger O’Halloran is the first non-sitting councillor to announce his intentions to run in 2019. A candidate in the Ennis Municipal District for the 2014 election, just three votes separated O’Halloran from Clare Colleran Molloy for the…

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Reidy & Moloney appealing suspensions

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David Reidy and Donal Moloney will have their appeals heard tomorrow (Saturday) in Croke Park to see if their suspensions will be lifted in time for the Munster Final against Cork on July 1st. Éire Óg’s Reidy was shown a straight red card in Sunday’s eleven point win over Limerick. Referee James Owens dismissed him…

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Colleran Molloy to lose Quin & Clooney support

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Changes to the electoral areas of Co Clare will come into effect for next year’s local elections following a new report from the Local Electoral Area Boundary Commission, it will pose big challenges for some sitting councillors. Cllr Clare Colleran Molloy is one such elected representative with a big decision on her hands. With the…

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Clare U20 football team named

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Clare’s starting fifteen for their opening game in the U20 Munster football championship has been named. Seamus Clancy’s side for Friday’s semi-final with Cork has been handed and includes several members of Colm Collins’ extended panel. Éire Óg’s Gavin Cooney is ineligible having played senior championship this year. Jayme O’Sullivan and Dermot Coughlan were two…

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Tickets selling out for Munster Final

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All online and store allocated tickets for the Munster senior hurling final between Clare and Cork have now sold out. Clubs in the county still have their distribution of tickets. Members will be able to order from their club but most already have their request in. Centra and SuperValu shops in Clare had queues out…

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