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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 hurling heroes of 77 & 78 honoured

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Forty years on from winning back to back National League titles, the Clare senior hurlers of 1977 and 1978 were honoured with a civic reception by Clare County Council this week. Such an honour is the highest that can be bestowed by the local authority and this was not lost on this group. The reception…

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‘Third world health service’ in Clare

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An Ennis Hospital Working Group is being established to “lobby Government and the HSE for the provision of a level three hospital or equivalent of 24 hour A&E for Ennis and Clare”. Proposed by councillors Johnny Flynn, Christy Curtin, Gerry Flynn, James Breen, Joe Cooney and PJ Kelly, all former members of the Ennis Hospital…

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Rural Clare residents being discriminated against

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Clare’s five members of the Oireachtas are failing the county with their inability to tackle matters that matter to rural parts of the county according to Cllr PJ Kelly. He expressed the views in an ensuing discussion following a motion from Cllr Pat Hayes. At the June meeting of Clare County Council, Hayes sought the…

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Ennis leaving rest of Clare in the long grass

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THERE is apartheid in County Clare when it comes to grass-cutting, according to Cllr Cathal Crowe. His views came in light of a motion from Cllr Gerry Flynn which called on the local authority to share resources across the county. “In view of the tremendous work done by the Gardening Section of Clare County Council…

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Students from St Conaires visit Council HQ

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Students of St. Conaire’s National School in Shannon recently visited Áras Contae an Chláir, the headquarters of Clare County Council. Their visit was hosted by Councillor Tom McNamara, Mayor of Clare; Councillor Mike McKee, Cathaoirleach of Shannon Municipal District; and the Members of the Shannon Municipal District. While there, the students were briefed on the…

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Shannon must become airport of the Wild Atlantic Way

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Shannon Airport must be identified as the airport of the Wild Atlantic Way so that Co Clare can fully capitalise on the success of the tourist route. Cllr Pat McMahon speaking at the June meeting of Clare County Council was urging the local authority to make the most of the 2019 Irish Open that will…

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Major changes to local electoral areas in Clare

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Significant changes have been made to the local electoral areas in Clare. A report published by the Local Electoral Area Boundary Committee will redesign the geographic and political landscape in the county ahead of next year’s local elections. At present all of Clare is served by four Municipal Districts; Ennis, Killaloe, Shannon and West Clare.…

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Review of speed limits in Clare needs to be accelerated

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Pressure is being put on Clare County Council to ratify speed limits for the entire county. At the June meeting of the local authority, Fianna Fáil’s Michael Hillery asked when a review of speed limits in Clare will be put on the agenda for ratification. Recently appointed Senior Engineer, John Leahy responded “As agreed at…

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Tipp win showed Clare’s character

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Sunday’s two point win over Tipperary is going to “make a huge psychological difference to these players” according to Clare joint manager Gerry O’Connor. A native of Killanena, Gerry revealed that he and Donal Moloney felt that it could have been the end of the line for their tenure had Tipperary finished their Munster championship…

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Clare going ‘gung-ho’ for Limerick

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Clare have no choice but to go all out ahead of their meeting with Limerick in the Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship according to manager, Patricia O’Grady. Both sides lost out in their opening games, Galway defeated Clare by ten points while Limerick were eleven points adrift from Kilkenny. Patricia O’Grady told The Clare…

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