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Volunteers walk in the shoes of the blind with Seeking Vision Clare

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Seeking Vision administrator Eithne Killeen and volunteer Noel Mulconroy

SEEKING Vision Clare marked World Sight Day by giving people an understanding of what it’s like to live in the dark. We met Seeking Vision administrator Eithne Killeen and volunteer Noel Mulconroy, who were walking together down O’Connell Street. Noel was blindfolded, carried a walking cane and was also supported by Eithne. “The help beside…

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Clare to Cork in 1hr 15min? M18 motorway funding announcement

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Taoiseach Leo Varadkar

AN Taoiseach Leo Varadkar TD has announced that the M20 Limerick to Cork is moving ahead and to say the least, people are pretty delighted. The announcement by Mr Varadkar in Cork this morning that funding has been secured to commence the planning process and that the project will be included in the 10-year plan…

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Two collisions on Clare roads as the Heavens open this morning

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M18 Galway/Limerick

BE CAREFUL on the roads out there this morning as we have already had two reports of collisions on the M18 Galway/Limerick road. Emergency services attended the scene on the northbound lane before junction 15 Crusheen where a vehicle struck a barrier. According to AA Roadwatch, the crash has now been cleared. Motorists also reported…

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Clare businesswomen converge on Killaloe

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SISTERS were doing it for themselves at the National Women’s Enterprise Day in Killaloe today. Clare, Limerick and Tipperary Local Enterprise Offices (LEO) teamed up to create an event for over 100 aspiring female entrepreneurs and female-led businesses across the region. Clare (LEO) Senior Enterprise Development Officer Linda Earlie said that there are plenty of…

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Extra, Extra! Clare Echo throw launch party ahead of first edition

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WITH just one week to go until the first edition of The Clare Echo hitting shelves across Co Clare, we took a well-earned break from the hard slog to throw a launch party! The Temple Gate Hotel hosted proceedings last night as Clare Echo team were joined by councillors, contributors, family and friends to celebrate…

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Let ratepayers use Market Building, says councillor

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CLARE shoppers could soon be availing of bargains from top Ennis businesses at the new covered market building in Ennis. Fine Gael Councillor Johnny Flynn has asked the market advisory committee to consider letting local rate paying businesses use the space at the weekends to offer their customers products at a discounted rate. ““It’s not…

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New trailer for Star Wars movie featuring Loop Head

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Loop Head is one step closer to being beamed into cinemas across the world as the brand new Star Wars Episode VII: The Last Jedi trailer was released today. There was great excitement around West Clare last year as the Star Wars film crew took over Loop Head lighthouse for three days in May. Trailers…

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