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Páraic McMahon is Head of News & Sport with The Clare Echo. The Newmarket-on-Fergus native also writes for national papers including The Irish Examiner, The Irish Independent and The Irish Times along with doing work for RTÉ, Today FM, TheJournal.ie and 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

Knockaneen application must be accelerated due to Children’s Hospital overspend

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A planning application for a 12 classroom school at Knockeaneen National School needs to be done “quickly” in light of a €450m overspend on the National Children’s Hospital, Cllr Johnny Flynn has said. “Without prejudice to the consideration by Clare County Council of a future planning application that Ennis Municipal District Executive and Roads Engineers…

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Terret Lodge to be converted into genealogy & exhibition space

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*Terret Lodge. Photograph: Kilrush & District Historical Society Kilrush has been named as one of the six successful towns to receive funds from the 2019 Historic Towns Initiative. Funding of €190,000 has been set aside for the conservation of Terret Lodge as the 1845 built structure will be converted into a small genealogy and exhibition…

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‘Pioneering spirit’ on show at meeting for future of Shannon Venue

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*Photograph: Joe Buckley Organisers of the proposed Venue facility have insisted they will walk away from the project if Clare County Council do not acquire the Shannon site while an elected representative has claimed the local authority will purchase the plot of land. Extra seats had to be added to the Bunratty Suite of Treacys…

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Westwood, Willett & Lowry confirmed to play Irish Open in Lahinch

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Lee Westwood, Danny Willett and Shane Lowry have all been confirmed to play the 2019 Dubai Duty Free Irish Open in Lahinch this July. The trio are the most recent Rolex Series winners join the recently confirmed Tommy Fleetwood on the list of players confirmed for the European Tour event which will be hosted by…

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Full-time caretaker requested for ‘Clare’s busiest graveyard’

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‘Clare’s busiest graveyard’ is in need of a full-time caretaker according to Cllr James Breen. He led the call for the appointment of a full-time caretaker at Drumcliffe Cemetery at the February meeting of the Ennis Municipal District. The matter was discussed in the Council Chamber twelve months ago following a motion from Cllr Paul…

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‘We live in North Munster not North Korea’ – Kelly hits out on planning restrictions

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Regulations for the siting and design of rural houses in Co Clare “is going to impose a communist type house for everybody,” Cllr PJ Kelly has claimed. For the last two successive meetings of Clare County Council, the veteran councillor has put forward the same question asking what determines “the appropriate siting of rural houses”,…

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Flynn criticises Flynn’s ‘ridiculous’ request for Ennis policing subcommittee

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Members of the Clare Joint Policing Committee have described the request to establish an Ennis District policing subcommittee as “ridiculous”. Fine Gael’s Johnny Flynn in November called on the JPC to “immediately establish an Ennis District policing subcommittee within the structure of the Clare Joint Policing Committee as is allowed for under JPC guidelines”. His…

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€5m Clarecastle solar farm given the go ahead

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A €5m solar farm is to be built in Clarecastle as An Bord Pleanála have upheld Clare County Council’s decision to grant planning permission. Global energy firm, Engie Developments Ireland Ltd last year sought a 10-year planning permission for the development of a solar farm on a site located in the townlands of Lissane West…

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Gort Rd Industrial Estate requires ‘serious rebranding & investment’

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Gort Rd Industrial Estate “is in serious need of rebranding and investment”, Cllr Johnny Flynn has claimed. As reported by The Clare Echo in January, there are 28 vacant units at the Industrial Estate, 12 of these are for sale with 15 available to let. “Of the 28 units, 11 are shell and core, externally…

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‘Kids in danger’ at Clonmoney school

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Motorists’ excessive speed in the area of Clonmoney N.S. is putting the safety of school children at risk, it has been claimed. At the January meeting of the Shannon Municipal District, Cllr Pat McMahon asked the local authority to consider reducing the speed limit in the general area of Clonmoney School, Newmarket-on-Fergus and the entrance…

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