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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

Clare dental prices among most expensive in Ireland

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Dental prices in Clare are among the most expensive in the country. Fees charged in the county for dental consultations, in clinic teeth whitening, dentures and veneers are all above the national average. Of these treatment areas, there has been an increase in cost nationally for teeth whitening (7.19%) and dental consultations (1.96%) since 2014.…

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Microsemi contract will result in extra employment

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A recent €3.2 million contract is going to result in extra investment and employment at Microsemi in Clare. Last week, the Ennis based multinational company announced it was awarded a €3.2 million contract under the European Space Agency’s General Support Technical Program (GSTP) to develop a cost-effective integrated motor drive solution for thrust vector control…

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Swedish man looking for help to find Flann

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A Swedish man is searching for a long lost Clare friend who he has not been in contact with for twenty years. Stockholm resident, Jerry Lantz contacted The Clare Echo to help in his pursuit to locate his old friend, Flann O’Keeffe who is from the Banner County. He is hopeful the picture (above) will…

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Direct provision centre placing school under substantial pressure

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Substantial pressure has been placed on a North Clare primary school because of a direct provision centre established in the area. In March of this year, a direct provision centre was opened in King Thomond Hotel, Lisdoonvarna with 115 asylum seekers setting up home there. St Enda’s National School saw a sharp increase in their…

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Efforts to improve Ballyalla Lake paying off

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Ballyalla Lake has retained its Green Flag status from An Taisce for the second year running. This acknowledges beaches with exceptional water quality and community led plans that protect the natural environment. Fifty nine beaches across Ireland received Green Flags this year, Ballyalla Lake, Bishops Quarter (Ballyvaughan) and Seafield (Quilty) are the three from Co…

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Damage at Killaloe Bridge to be repaired

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Damage caused at Killaloe Bridge by a passing truck will be repaired in the coming weeks. At the May meeting of the Killaloe Municipal District, Cllr Tony O’Brien asked for works to be carried out immediately at the busy South East Clare bridge. Last month, a truck hit off the corner of the bridge damaging…

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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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