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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

€9.7m contract signed for Ennis South Flood Relief Scheme

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*Back Row L-R: Jonathan Reid, Ryan Hanley Consultants and Maurice Buckley, Chairman of the OPW. Front Row L-R: Michael Mannion, Ward & Burke Contractors; Cllr Michael Begley, Mayor of Clare; and Carmel Kirby, Director of Physical Development, Clare County Council. A contract for the Ennis South Flood Relief Scheme has been signed. Clare County Council…

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Kilrush centre ‘will change provision of health care in West Clare’

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*Kilrush. Photograph: Kilrush Tidy Towns Kilrush has been identified as the location for a new primary care centre. It is one of three places in the Mid-West that will now house primary care centres. The HSE will announce in the next week future centres to be constructed with Kilrush to be amongst them. It is…

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Storm Gareth forces the Cliffs of Moher to close

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“Unsafe conditions” has forced the closure of the Cliffs of Moher for the remainder of the day. An orange weather alert has been issued for the tourist attraction, Clare County Council has just confirmed that the Cliffs will close until further notice. “The Cliffs of Moher has been closed to the public due to unsafe…

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Cleaning & repair assistance request for Ennis businesses goes down the gutter

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A motion for businesses in Ennis town centre to receive Council assistance when it comes to the cleaning and repair of gutters and downpipes has been defeated.

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Rural residents discriminated against when it comes to broadband

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Unavailability of broadband in parts of West Clare “is a clear case of discrimination against people in rural Ireland”, one resident has claimed. Independent councillor, Christy Curtin hit out at the second class treatment to the people of West Clare when it comes to the provision of broadband at Wednesday’s meeting of the West Clare…

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Hayes goes Independent following defection from Labour Party

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*Dermot Hayes with the late Martin Naughton.  Dermot Hayes will run as an Independent candidate in the Ennis Municipal District for May’s local elections.

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Mac Conmara brings history alive for Coláiste students

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*Ann-Marie Hooke and Helen Shiels with fifth year history students from Coláiste Muire. Photograph: Eamon Ward. History came alive on Friday as Tomás Mac Conmara presented his research in the form of aural and video interviews.

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Lahinch ‘in shock and mourning’ following tragic death

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A Lahinch man was among 157 people that died following a plane crash on Sunday. Michael Ryan formerly of Attychristoria, Lahinch was a victim in the Ethiopian Airlines plane crash that claimed the lives of passengers from 33 countries travelling from Addis Ababa to Nairobi on the eve of the UN Environment Programme in Kenya.…

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30% increase in Shannon’s population expected by 2040

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Shannon has “significant opportunity” to “expand globally as a recognised centre of excellence for current and future software engineering/aviation/logistics talent,” according to a new strategy for the south of Ireland.

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Roche now “a lost cause”

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*Photograph: Martin Connolly Securing a replacement for Roche has been labelled “a lost cause” by Independent TD, Dr. Michael Harty.

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