*Paul McGinley, who pictured at Lahinch Golf Club. Photograph: Brian Arthur. Lahinch Golf Club hosting The Dubai Duty Free Irish Open is estimated to be worth €15 million to the West Clare economy and the European Tour event is going to leave it’s mark on the county in more ways than one.
A fourth consecutive year of growth was recorded by Shannon Group plc in 2018.
The Clare Echo is delighted to announce that 2013 All-Ireland medal winner Darach Honan will provide hurling analysis for the upcoming Championship season, as we increase our GAA coverage for 2019.
Three Independent candidates have joined the local election race with the deadline for candidates to register having now passed.
*Crowds from Sunday’s protest. Photograph: John Mangan Approximately 250 people attended a protest in Ennis on Sunday afternoon voicing their frustrations loud and clear with the current health care offering in the Mid-West of Ireland.
*Eimear Ní Choileáin. Photograph: John Mangan An annual debate on whether Leaving Certificate students should scale back on sporting activities to dedicate more time to their studies needs to be kicked to touch once and for all according to Eimear Ní Choileáin.
*Photograph: Liam MacNamara Thousands of runners and flip flops from a fallen ship container have been washing up on beaches in Co Clare and the west coast of Ireland.
Clare’s youngest climate change activists were once again demonstrating in Ennis on Friday.
*Volunteer RNLI crewmember and comedian PJ Gallagher helps well-known fundraiser, Mary Nolan Hickey on her way as she cycles around Ireland for Mayday. Picture: Patrick Browne Kilrush RNLI is asking the public to support Mayday, the charity’s annual fundraising campaign.
*Photograph: Shane Casey Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan has been contacted in relation to concerns at staffing levels at Ardnacrusha Garda Station.