*Santa Claus pictured during his trip to Ennis to switch on the lights. Photograph: John O’Neill Santa Claus received special praise from Ennis councillors for his ‘generosity and determination’ during a recent visit to the county town.
A new direct provision centre is to open in Ennis and will house up to 64 single residents.
*Tom Casey and his wife Bernie. Photograph: Joe Buckley “A turf war” is preventing progress in solving the almost annual issue of flooding at Ballycar, Clare TDs have stated.
*Pat Hayes. Photograph: Martin Connolly Fianna Fáil have bit back at comments from Deputy Joe Carey (FG) by accusing the TD of delivering nothing for the county in terms of broadband while questioning their stance on the National Broadband Plan.
A Shannon man has launched an appeal against a decision from the Clare District Soccer League (CDSL) to hand him a six month ban for comments posted online.
Shannon’s Adam Moloney is in with a chance of joining Simon Cowell’s newest boyband.
Three contests are expected to take place for various positions at Thursday’s Clare GAA Annual Convention.
An Ennis teenager was chosen ahead of young actors from all over Ireland for the lead role in a short film that shoots in Clare this weekend.
Personnel convicted of illegal dumping and littering should be assigned to community service work, a request put forward to the Minister for Justice and Equality has outlined.
*Davy O’Halloran. Photograph: Raymond O’Mahony A transfer request from two time All-Ireland U21 medallist Davy O’Halloran to leave Éire Óg has been approved by Clare GAA.