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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

€5m Clarecastle solar farm given the go ahead

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A €5m solar farm is to be built in Clarecastle as An Bord Pleanála have upheld Clare County Council’s decision to grant planning permission. Global energy firm, Engie Developments Ireland Ltd last year sought a 10-year planning permission for the development of a solar farm on a site located in the townlands of Lissane West…

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Gort Rd Industrial Estate requires ‘serious rebranding & investment’

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Gort Rd Industrial Estate “is in serious need of rebranding and investment”, Cllr Johnny Flynn has claimed. As reported by The Clare Echo in January, there are 28 vacant units at the Industrial Estate, 12 of these are for sale with 15 available to let. “Of the 28 units, 11 are shell and core, externally…

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‘Kids in danger’ at Clonmoney school

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Motorists’ excessive speed in the area of Clonmoney N.S. is putting the safety of school children at risk, it has been claimed. At the January meeting of the Shannon Municipal District, Cllr Pat McMahon asked the local authority to consider reducing the speed limit in the general area of Clonmoney School, Newmarket-on-Fergus and the entrance…

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Kerin successor as Chief Supt ‘will be appointed in near future’

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*John Kerin. Photograph: John Mangan A successor to John Kerin as Chief Superintendent in County Clare will “be appointed in the very near future”, Assistant Commissioner Anne Marie McMahon has confirmed. Speaking at a special meeting of Clare County Council on Monday, the Southern Region Assistant Commissioner for An Garda Síochána diffused concerns that the…

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Ryan always expected Wexford comeback

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*Diarmuid Ryan. Photograph: Martin Connolly Cutting down on the amount of frees conceded was worked on all week in training, it was evident in the eyes of Diarmuid Ryan whose focus has now switched to making the league quarter-finals. In 2017, the Mary Immaculate College student was wing back on the Clare minor side that…

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LEO Clare created 104 net jobs in 2018

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*Padraic McElwee. Photograph: Arthur Ellis 104 net jobs were created by Local Enterprise Office supported companies in 2018. Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humprheys announced the figures alongside Clare TD Pat Breen who is Minister of State for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection. 2018 marked the 5th year…

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Local election candidate undecided on whether Limerick border should extend into Clare

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A Shannon Banks resident who will contest the local elections in Clare this May has mixed views on whether Limerick should be allowed extend its county boundary to the area in which she lives. Betty Walsh will represent The Social Democrats in the Shannon Municipal District having previously contested the 1999 local election in the…

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Tourist incentive proposed to attract more Shannon flyers

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Clare County Council have been encouraged to partner with Shannon Heritage to make it more attractive for tourists to fly into Shannon Airport. Independent councillor, PJ Ryan proposed at last Monday’s meeting of the local authority that it team up with Shannon Heritage to tempt passengers to use Shannon Airport by giving “entry to their…

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Dublin end Clare’s league campaign

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*Photograph: ©INPHO/Laszlo Geczo A third defeat brought an end to Clare’s 2019 National Camogie League campaign on Sunday. Dublin 1-07 Clare 0-07 Venue: Cusack Park, Ennis In what was already a dead rubber contest, Dublin overcame Clare by three points in what was a disappointing affair. Although there was nothing to play for, a better display…

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