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Clare Older People’s Volunteer of the Year Award

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CLARE Older People’s Council, in association with the Age Friendly Programme of Clare County Council, are seeking nominations from organisations or individuals in County Clare for the Clare Older People’s Volunteer of the Year Award. The nominee chosen will receive his/her award from Dr Michael Harty TD at the award ceremony in the Woodstock Hotel,…

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McGregor names Clare village his favourite place in Ireland

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HOLLYWOOD star Ewan McGregor has singled out Sixmilebridge as his favourite place in Ireland. Speaking to Xposé at the European Premiere of Christopher Robin, McGregor said: “I know Co Clare the most. I made a film there with my friend Charlie who is here somewhere. “[It was] way back in the day in a little…

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Drought uncovers Clare’s geological past

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PREVIOUSLY undiscovered rock formations at the bottom of Lickeen Lake have given a fascinating glimpse into the past. Recent low water levels due to the prolonged drought have revealed previously unseen rocks on the shore of Lickeen Lake that indicate the North Clare lake may have been formed along a zone of folded and faulted…

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Clare students collect Leaving Cert results today

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Sebastian Lievre, Grace Copley and Marco Messori receiving their Leaving Cert Results. Photo by Julie Tillett

THERE was an audible sigh of relief on the wind as over 1,200 Clare students received their Leaving Certificate results today. Ennis Community College and Gaelcholáiste an Chláir Principal Brian O’Donoghue said he was delighted for his students and offered his congratulations to all of them. “I wish them every success as they move to…

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Legal Matters: Cancelled flights

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AS AN airline passenger, when a flight is cancelled you have specific consumer rights under European Law. In particular, you are entitled to one of the following options: A refund of the cost of your ticket within seven days. An alternative flight to your destination at the earliest opportunity. An alternative flight at a later…

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Post office closures signals ‘unravelling’ of rural Clare

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CLARE’s Independent TD Dr Michael Harty has said that the closure of six post offices across Co Clare will be the “death knell” of those rural communities. “People will now go to the post office in the next town or to the next village and will carry on their financial transactions, buy their groceries, visit…

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Molloy’s a cut above…

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THERE’S no better taste than a melt in your mouth rack of lamb and Clare producers are making their mark in the taste stakes (pun intended). Great Taste, the world’s most coveted food awards, celebrates the very best in food and drink. Ennis based B. Molloy Master Butchers has been awarded a 2-star Great Taste…

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Waiting list for scans is ‘a scandal’

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FIANNA Fáil General Election candidate for Clare, Dr. John Hillery has said that it is inconceivable that some people in the county are being forced to wait longer than 12 months for a diagnostic procedure at University Hospital Limerick or University Hospital Galway. Dr. Hillery was commenting after new figures obtained by Fianna Fáil reveal…

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FITTWEST Summer Party Event

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Are you looking for new ways to keep your fitness fresh? Come and join us at the first FITTWEST Party! We have a great day planned for Fitpros and clients alike! Come along and get a taste of 3 fantastic group fitness classes, designed to fill the floor and push your clients to the max!!!…

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‘Aldi refusal a blow to the people of Shannon’

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SINN Féin General Election Candidate and Shannon Councillor Mike McKee has expressed his disappointment over An Bord Pleanala’s refusal to grant Aldi planning permission in Shannon. “Anger has very much subdued into disappointment at this stage because we have been used to having decisions like this being taken against us having a main street in…

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