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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

Gorse fire causes damage in West Clare

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Over forty acres of gorse was burnt in a fire across West Clare today. A road closure was implemented along the R474 Ennis to Miltown Malbay Rd between the Hand and Inagh following the outbreak of the fire on Tuesday morning. Twenty seven fire personnel from Kilrush, Ennis and Ennistymon had to deal with the…

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McGrath laments cruelty of sport following Clare loss

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Already having played a championship game was a huge benefit to Clare, according to Waterford manager Derek McGrath. McGrath was speaking in the aftermath of their nine point loss to the Donal Moloney and Gerry O’Connor managed Clare. The De La Salle man was pleased with a bright start from his start but feels the…

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Council don’t have authority to remove illegally parked caravans

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Local authorities won’t be given the power to remove or impound illegally parked or unclaimed caravans. This information emerged as Clare TD, Dr. Michael Harty received written response from Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross on the matter. In his initial question, Harty asked the founder of the Independent Alliance “if the necessary…

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Shannon man in equation for Maths Teacher of the Year

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A Clare teacher has been shortlisted for Mathematics Teacher of the Year. Shannon native, Niall Murphy is a teacher at Ennis Community College and has been recognised by the Irish Maths Trust who included him on their shortlist for Mathematics Teacher of the Year. With four years teaching experience including a stint in Cork City,…

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Hayes double gives Ireland friendly win over England

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Eoin Hayes topped off a memorable weekend with two goals from the bench for his country. On Friday, Newmarket Celtic collected the Maloney Garden Machinery Premier Division title with a 6-1 win over Shannon Olympic. Hayes is integral to their side and has been a central force in their crowning as League and Cup champions…

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Conlon leading by example in Clare attack

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Clare got their Munster senior hurling championship back on track in Cusack Park at the weekend, in their two outings thus far no player has been more influential than Clonlara’s John Conlon who says this was the game they agreed to “die on the field” for the Banner cause. Speaking in the aftermath of their…

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Clare senior hurlers get back to winning ways

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Clare recorded their first win of the 2018 Munster Senior Hurling Championship overcoming last year’s beaten All-Ireland finalists Waterford in Cusack Park. Páraic McMahon reports from Cusack Park, Ennis. Clare 2-27 Waterford 2-18 An improvement was needed from Clare following their disappointing five point loss to Cork last weekend and that arrived in the shape…

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Professional golfers on lookout for Lahinch houses

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PROFESSIONAL golfers competing at the 2019 Irish Open in Lahinch Golf Club will be renting local properties for the duration of the tournament, The Clare Echo can reveal. While spectators and tourists will book hotels and accommodation at Lahinch and surrounding areas, competitors will stay away from the hype by staying in their own rented…

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Clare minors pick up first win of 2018 campaign

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Ten points was the difference as the Clare minor hurlers picked up their first win of the 2018 Munster championship. Clare 3-21 Waterford 2-14 Venue: Cusack Park After letting it slip in their first outing against Cork, Sean Doyle’s Clare finished well to overcome a Waterford side making their first appearance in this year’s championship.…

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Clare votes to repeal the Eighth Amendment

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The people of Clare have voted in favour of repealing the Eight Amendment. 54,576 individuals in the county turned out to vote in an electorate of 83,225 with one hundred and sixty nine spoiled votes. In total, 34, 328 voted for YES (63%) and 19,079 for NO (37%). Three years on from the Marriage Equality…

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