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Site purchased for new Kilrush school

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Kilrush is one step closer to having a brand new school. A new site has been secured for a new school building for Gaelscoil Uí Choimin, Kilrush which has been purchased by the Department of Education through the offices of Clare County Council. Currently, there are 62 students in the Gaelscoil. Fine Gael TD, Pat…

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Crowe covering the ground in double election bid

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A Fianna Fáil candidate for both the General and Local elections plus a recent new arrival for he and his wife means Cllr Cathal Crowe is set for a busy few months. Speaking to The Clare Echo before his party leader, Micheál Martin renewed the Confidence and Supply agreement with Fine Gael until 2020 meaning…

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Doyle wants to inject pace & fresh blood into Council

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Twenty seven year old, Beckha Doyle maintains Clare County Council needs an injection of pace and fresh blood, she wants to be the one to make the transfusion in Killaloe. A native of Tuamgraney, Beckha comes from a family of six which she feels exposes her to the many issues affecting people of varying age-groups…

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Without funding ‘glór would not survive or exist’

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*Photograph by Eamon Ward Clare is a “treasure chest of culture” but glór is heavily reliant on Council funding and questions need to be asked on whether enough money could still be dispensed to support the proposed Venue in Shannon.  In 2017, glór eliminated their accumulated deficit while recording a small surplus, the multi-disciplinary arts…

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Colleran Molloy ‘no longer a newbie’ in Clare politics

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*Photograph by Eamon Ward A self-described “newbie” when elected to the Council four years ago, Cllr Clare Colleran Molloy is counting on her increased profile and track record to ensure she retains her seat. She has been selected to run in the Ennis Municipal District alongside Cllr Pat Daly for May’s local elections. At the…

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Car owners & learner drivers held equally responsible in new laws

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New laws which came into effect today will see car owners who let learner drivers use their car unaccompanied fined or face jail time. Fines of up to €1,000 or up to six months in prison is the punishment for car owners that allow learner motorists drive unaccompanied. Learner drivers could have the vehicles seized…

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Social Democrats contesting first election in Clare

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The Social Democrats will seek to have an elected representative on Clare County Council for the first time after the local elections in May. Three candidates have been confirmed to represent the party which was founded in July 2015 by Catherine Murphy, Stephen Donnelly and Roisin Shorthall. Donnelly has since left the party and is…

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10 Clare schools to undergo work this summer

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Ten schools in Co Clare are to undergo major improvement works over the summer period. Cratloe N.S., Rockmount NS and SN Cluan an Atha in Inagh are three primary schools to receive funding for structural improvements under the Summer Works Scheme. Seven Clare schools including two post primary schools will receive funding for windows. These…

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Tour bus operators receive no financial incentives to visit Cliffs

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No incentives are given to tour bus operators that travel to the Cliffs of Moher. Clare is home to Ireland’s second most popular tourist attraction and subsequently large amounts of tour buses travel to the Cliffs of Moher daily. Individuals involved in the hospitality and tourism sector have spoken about the how the amount of…

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