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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

Kerin successor as Chief Supt ‘will be appointed in near future’

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*John Kerin. Photograph: John Mangan A successor to John Kerin as Chief Superintendent in County Clare will “be appointed in the very near future”, Assistant Commissioner Anne Marie McMahon has confirmed. Speaking at a special meeting of Clare County Council on Monday, the Southern Region Assistant Commissioner for An Garda Síochána diffused concerns that the…

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Ryan always expected Wexford comeback

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*Diarmuid Ryan. Photograph: Martin Connolly Cutting down on the amount of frees conceded was worked on all week in training, it was evident in the eyes of Diarmuid Ryan whose focus has now switched to making the league quarter-finals. In 2017, the Mary Immaculate College student was wing back on the Clare minor side that…

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LEO Clare created 104 net jobs in 2018

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*Padraic McElwee. Photograph: Arthur Ellis 104 net jobs were created by Local Enterprise Office supported companies in 2018. Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humprheys announced the figures alongside Clare TD Pat Breen who is Minister of State for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection. 2018 marked the 5th year…

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Local election candidate undecided on whether Limerick border should extend into Clare

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A Shannon Banks resident who will contest the local elections in Clare this May has mixed views on whether Limerick should be allowed extend its county boundary to the area in which she lives. Betty Walsh will represent The Social Democrats in the Shannon Municipal District having previously contested the 1999 local election in the…

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Tourist incentive proposed to attract more Shannon flyers

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Clare County Council have been encouraged to partner with Shannon Heritage to make it more attractive for tourists to fly into Shannon Airport. Independent councillor, PJ Ryan proposed at last Monday’s meeting of the local authority that it team up with Shannon Heritage to tempt passengers to use Shannon Airport by giving “entry to their…

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Dublin end Clare’s league campaign

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*Photograph: ©INPHO/Laszlo Geczo A third defeat brought an end to Clare’s 2019 National Camogie League campaign on Sunday. Dublin 1-07 Clare 0-07 Venue: Cusack Park, Ennis In what was already a dead rubber contest, Dublin overcame Clare by three points in what was a disappointing affair. Although there was nothing to play for, a better display…

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Doireann still finding joy in poetry & prose

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*Doireann Ní Ghríofa. Photograph: Brid O’Sullivan Home is where the heart is and it is the Kilnamona roots in Doireann Ní Ghríofa that invade her creative space when it comes to writing. Her upcoming return to Clare for the Ennis Book Club Festival (EBCF) coincides at a time when her reputation is on the rise…

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2018 ‘best year yet’ for Trump Doonbeg

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An increase in revenues for 2018 combined with a drop in operating losses at Trump International Golf Links & Hotel Doonbeg Ireland in what has been hailed the “best year” for the West Clare resort. Last year revenues rose to €11.4m which is a 48% hike on 2014 figures. This comes on the back of…

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Dialysis centre at Ennis General would save Department €1000s

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Opening a kidney dialysis centre at Ennis General Hospital would save the Department of Health thousands of euro according to elected representatives of Clare County Council. A joint motion from councillors Pat Daly, Pat McMahon and James Breen requested the local authority to ask both the HSE and Department of Health “to provide a kidney…

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