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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

‘Tradition & pedigree go out the window in finals’ – Walsh

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For the second year in succession, Clare’s minor footballers will compete in the Munster Final and once again they go in as the underdogs. It was a one-sided affair in Killarney last year as Kerry cruised to a 2-21 0-03 win over Clare. 2018 is different as the age-group is now U17 as opposed to…

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Flynn leading call for Ennis bus service

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A bus service designated for the town of Ennis may be on the way. Cllr Johnny Flynn has been leading the call for the introduction of such a service in the county town since 2004 and at the June meeting of the Ennis Municipal District sought an update from a November 2017 request which asked…

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RCB completing radio marathon this weekend

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Raidió Corca Baiscinn are taking control of the airwaves with a twenty four hour radio marathon this weekend. RCB will be broadcasting a live radiothon from 1pm on Friday to 1pm on Saturday in support of National Community Radio Day. The South West Clare based community radio station is run by volunteers and they will…

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Sixmilebridge break new ground on Arena development

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€40 million is expected to be made available in the next round of the Sports Capital Programme. Sixmilebridge GAA have commenced work on their new Sports Arena at their Cappa Lodge grounds. They received €71,000 from the programme last year towards the facility having previously been awarded €80,000 for works there in 2014. Minister of…

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Queues out the door across Clare shops for Munster final tickets

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Tickets have gone on sale for the Munster hurling final this morning (Thursday) and streams of people were queuing outside shops across the county to get theirs. Centra and SuperValu outlets are stocking tickets and this morning saw queues of Clare supporters rushing to the shops to get their hands on a pair. Ryan’s Centra…

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‘We’re on a journey’ – O’Connor

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Unfinished business and a huge carrot of winning a provincial title await the Clare senior hurlers after they comprehensively defeated Limerick on Sunday. One week previous Gerry O’Connor told this writer that prior to the Tipperary game he felt his and Donal Moloney’s management position was under threat, now they’re preparing for their second successive…

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Murphy will look back on year as Mayor with ‘fond memories’

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As he let go of the mayoral chains of Ennis, Cllr Paul Murphy reflected on the “fond memories” from his twelve months in the role and is now “looking forward” to regaining his seat away from the top table in the Council Chamber. “From the off it was all very exciting. Last August we had…

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New classroom on the way for Ogonnelloe N.S.

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One of east Clare’s fastest growing schools has been given the go-ahead for the construction of a new mainstream classroom, including en-suite toilets and a separate WC facility for assisted users. Ogonnelloe National School has been given the green light from Department of Education and Skills to proceed with an extension. Built in 1995, the…

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Council CEO has “lead cufflinks around his ankles” claims Kelly

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“1,000 families are being denied a basic right” in Clare because of the lack of provision of “adequate finance” under the Local Improvement Scheme (L.I.S.) in the county according to Cllr PJ Kelly. In a motion put forward for the June meeting of Clare County Council, Kelly asked “That the Government be requested to provide…

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Public meeting to hear community’s concerns about Ashline site

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A public consultation meeting will take on board “the concerns of the community” on Tuesday evening ahead of a proposed development at Ashline, Kilrush Rd in Ennis. Elected members of the Ennis Municipal District were briefed last week about the planned development. The Council recently acquired 0.683 zoned residential and low density residential from the…

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