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Latoon Bridge reopens

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Latoon Creek Bridge has reopened to the public. Works have been ongoing on the bridge situated between Clarecastle and Newmarket-on-Fergus since November 2017. Its closure was forced due to the requirement of significant repairs which first came to light following a structural investigation. Earlier this week the Council announced that the bridge would reopen on…

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No changes to Clare side for Waterford tie

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Gerry O’Connor and Donal Moloney have announced an unchanged Clare lineup as they welcome Waterford to Cusack Park on Sunday. In their second outing of the Munster senior hurling championship, Clare are in need of a win when Derek McGrath’s Waterford come to town for what will be their first championship game of the year.…

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Safe to swim in Doonbeg as bathing restriction lifted

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Bathing restrictions have been lifted at Whitestrand Doonbeg. Public bathing notices indicating that swimming is prohibited at the beach were originally put in place on Wednesday due to the detection of elevated levels of bacteria (e-coli) in the bathing water. On the advice of the HSE and following analysis of water samples taken on Wednesday…

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Clare polling stations open until 10pm

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Polls remain open in Co Clare until 10pm as voters are asked to retain or replace the Eighth Amendment. Across the country, ballots will be cast at more than 6,500 polling stations. 83,225 people in Clare are eligible to vote. It has been reported that the national turnout will exceed that of the 2015 Marriage…

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McDermott waves goodbye to Clare FM

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After ten years broadcasting to the county, Stephen McDermott has finished presenting with Clare FM. He reflects back on his time at the Ennis based radio station as “ten long but very happy years”. Covering Clare’s 2013 All-Ireland win is ranked as the personal highlight of the period for the self-professed chatterbox. Having fronted nearly…

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McGrath names Waterford team for Clare meeting

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Waterford manager, Derek McGrath has named his starting fifteen for Sunday’s meeting with Clare in the Munster Senior Hurling Championship. Austin Gleeson and Pauric Mahony are ruled out through injury for the Déise’s first championship outing of 2018. Without the presence of Ballygunner’s Mahony, Maurice Shanahan is assumed to take on the mantle as freetaker.…

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Planning granted for Shannon cinema

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An omniplex cinema is on its way to Shannon after the granting of planning permission. Management at SkyCourt Shopping Centre submitted plans to develop a four-screen cinema in the old foodcourt, to include one large 207-seater auditorium along with three smaller auditoriums ranging from 90- to 50-seaters. The projected capacity would cater for three hundred…

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Clare TD’s clash in Dáil Éireann over Roche

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TWO Clare TD’s clashed in the Dáil today (Thursday) when Clarecastle pharmaceutical plant Roche was the point of discussion. Independent TD, Dr. Michael Harty put the question to fellow TD Pat Breen if “IDA Ireland and the Department still searching for a replacement industry for the plant in Clarecastle and what success have they had…

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No voter tells Dooley ‘it’s a pity that you were not aborted’

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Tomorrow sees polling stations open across the country for the Referendum on the Eighth Amendment. Politicians in Clare have been involved with campaigns on either side of the debate. Among those canvassing for a Yes vote is Fianna Fáil’s Timmy Dooley who received a letter this week from an individual on the No side of…

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Marty in the running for IFTA Presenter of the Year

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Mullagh’s Marty Morrissey is in the running to be crowned IFTA Presenter of the Year. It is the only category that members of the public can vote in for the upcoming Irish Film and Television Awards which take place on May 31st. Marty is one of the ten presenters shortlisted by a panel of industry…

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