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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

European bronze for Ballyvaughan’s Liam Jegou

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Ballyvaughan’s Liam Jegou won Ireland’s first medal at the U23 World Canoe Slalom Championships on Friday.

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Sean Ronan gets starting spot for Clare minors

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*Sean Ronan. Photograph: Martin Connolly Fergal Lynch has named his team for Saturday’s crunch All-Ireland MHC quarter-final play off.

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Jo Keane falls short in bid to reach European Final

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Clare’s Jo Keane has missed out on a place in the European U20 Athletics Championship Final.

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‘Operation de-plastification’ calls for Ennis to become Ireland’s first plastic free county capital

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Musicians have been coming to Ennis in their droves for the Munster Fleadh but the county town has also been hit by ‘operation de-plastification’ this week.

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Housing grant scheme to remain closed in Clare until 2020

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Housing grant schemes for the disabled and elderly that have been closed for the last nine months in Clare will not be reopened until the conclusion of a national review by the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government.

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‘West Clare not dead in the water’ despite Moneypoint blow – Lynch

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*Cllr Ian Lynch. Photograph: John Mangan Kilrush councillor Ian Lynch hit out at the lack of work done by Clare’s Oireachtas members in standing up for the county as West Clare attempts to pick itself up following last week’s announcement over 100 jobs are being cut from Moneypoint.

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Master plan to establish incentives for Shannon Town investment

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Investment in Shannon Town will be more forthcoming following the conclusion of a master plan for the area, the Director of Economic Development with Clare County Council has stated.

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Brexit offering FDI and tourism potential for Co Clare

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Brexit poses some challenge for Co Clare but also provides opportunities for foreign direct investment (FDI) and tourism, a recent meeting has heard.

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Use of Cliffs of Moher shuttle to influence future rural bus schemes

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An end of year review on the shuttle bus service for the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Experience will be central to determining if a co-ordinated inter-connected mini-bus service can be expanded to other parts of Co Clare.

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ESB management accused of ‘ruining West Clare’

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*Photograph: Páraic McMahon ESB have been slammed for their treatment of their workforce in West Clare following last Tuesday’s announcement that an expected 100 plus jobs are to be cut, one month after refuting claims such a scenario was on the cards. 

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