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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

Homeless figures in Clare rising every month

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72 adults are now homeless in Co Clare. With an increase in the amount of homeless people in Clare every month this year, the county no longer has the lowest figures in Munster. Nationally numbers of people living on the streets are dropping but Co Clare is going against this trend. Both Cork and Clare…

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Outcome of Eighth Amendment Referendum a tragedy

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Bishop Fintan Monahan was surprised, dismayed and disappointed with the result of the referendum on the Eighth Amendment. Speaking to The Clare Echo, he recalls his initial shock upon hearing the exit polls first released from The Irish Times and RTÉ on Friday night. “I was very surprised at the extent of the yes vote,…

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Ireland teams to wear black armbands in tribute to Jack and Shay

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THE IRFU has announced that two of its international rugby sides will will wear black armbands this weekend as a mark of respect to the families of Jack Kenneally and Shay Moloney. The Ireland Under-20s are taking part in the World Rugby U-20 Championship while the Irish Men’s Sevens teams will be at the London Sevens…

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Flynn & Howard want posters policed in Clare

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Two Fine Gael councillors are tabling different motions seeking action on how election and referendum posters are policed. Cllr Johnny Flynn wants “to ban the use of posters for the local elections in 2019 except at designated official locations” while Cllr Mary Howard is seeking a review to commence “with a view to tightening legislation…

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Clare & Kerry name teams for Munster semi-final

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Colm Collins and Éamonn Fitzmaurice have announced their starting fifteens for Sunday’s Munster SFC semi-final in Killarney. Collins has gone for an unchanged side from that which defeated Limerick by twelve points in their championship opener two weeks ago. Meelick’s Kevin Hartnett was reported to be back training having missed the entire league but he…

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By saying YES Clare said ‘dire treatment of women is not good enough’

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Voters in Clare made it known that “dire treatment of women is not good enough” as 34,328 people used their ballot to repeal the Eighth Amendment according to the county’s Together for Yes Spokesperson, Alanna Wurm. In her view the results “show that divisions in attitudes no longer exist between rural and urban voters, between…

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Next generation fire kits for Clare firefighters

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166 sets of next generation fire kits for firefighters have been presented to Clare County Fire and Rescue Service. Earlier today (Friday), Mayor of Clare, Councillor Tom McNamara made the presentation of the Fire Action Matrix X-treme kits to the Clare County Fire and Rescue Service. They were acquired following an extensive tendering process from…

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Water outage & traffic disruption in Tulla

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A burst water mains has caused disruption to the water supply and traffic in Tulla. Residents in Tulla and surrounding areas have been without water since Friday morning. Irish Water expect to have necessary works completed by 10pm tonight and have a traffic management plan in place while this is ongoing. Irish Water has advised…

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Marty chosen as Presenter of the Year

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Mullagh’s Marty Morrissey has been named as the Presenter of the Year at the IFTA Awards. In the only category decided by public vote, the RTÉ broadcaster beat off competition from Graham Norton, Miriam O’Callaghan, Ryan Tubridy, Karen Koster, Elaine Crowley, Hector Ó hEochagáin, Matt Cooper, Christine Lampard and Sharon Ní Bheoláin. Taking to Twitter,…

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Ennis mourns tragic loss of ‘brothers in arms’

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Tributes have been paid to two teenage boys who drowned at an unused quarry site in Roslevan, Co Clare on Thursday. Fifteen year olds Jack Kenneally and Shay Moloney were swimming with a group of friends at a quarry on the Tulla Rd near Knockanean. An alarm was raised at approximately 3:30pm after the boys…

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