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Four weather warnings in place for Clare today

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AH JANUARY, you just have to love it. The wind that cuts through you and turns your fingers to ice, the rain that turns your perfectly manicured hair into a fuzzy nightmare and the air so cold that it makes you want to wear your pjs to work. Well, the weather is true to form…

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Clare’s richest worth €360 million

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CLARE’S richest families are worth a combined total of €360 million, the Irish Independent annual rich list has revealed. Patrick Purcell, who founded Shannon based drilling tool company Mincon in 1977, comes in at number 115 on the overall rich list. The 79 year old is worth a sweet €135 million (up from €101 million…

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€3 million tourism investment for North Clare

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Artist’s impression of the new Doolin2Aran Ferries cruise ship being built in France

ACCESSING the Aran Islands and the Cliffs of Moher by sea is to get a lot more comfortable, faster and more environmentally friendly thanks to a record investment by one of the best known sea faring families on the west coast. In what will be the biggest single private transport infrastructure investment on the Wild…

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Ennis valiant in Junior Cup defeat

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Junior Cup 2nd Round Ennis 11-38 Highfield ENNIS RFC gave a very good account of themselves in the Junior Cup this year, despite being ultimately knocked out at an early stage at the weekend. Having seen off Bruff in the first round, the Clare side were given another difficult task with the visit of Cork side,…

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Banner lose out at Munster Senior League Final

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Shane O'Donnell and Seamus hickey tussle for the ball. Photo: Martin Connolly

Match report: James Mulvihill Full time score:  Limerick 0-16 Clare 0-10 Limerick were crowned Munster Senior League Champions after a tense battle against Clare in the Gaelic Grounds. It was a tight game in the first half with no team prepared to give an inch but in the second half the Treaty men were dominant…

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What Fine Gael, Fianna Fail, Sinn Feinn and Labour must achieve in Clare in 2018

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Junior Minister Pat Breen

In the first in a two-part preview of 2018, Eoin Neylon looks to the year ahead and what the main parties will look to achieve “NEW Year, New Me”. I’m sure we’ve all heard this said once or twice in the past fortnight. As people make resolutions and wishes for the year ahead, politicians and…

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The day that shook Ennis: eight people died in Hotel disaster 60 years ago

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By Gerry Quinn GOING once, going twice, going gone. On Wednesday afternoon, January 15, 1958, a crowd of between fifty and sixty people were gathered in an upstairs room of Carmody’s Hotel, Abbey Street, Ennis. The room was known as the Sarsfield Room, called after Patrick Sarsfield and was about 50 feet long and 30…

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Kilrush woman to appear on Winning Streak

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Aine Lamb

KILRUSH woman Aine Lamb got the call up we all dream of, as she is set to take part in this Saturday’s episode of Winning Streak. “It’s great, I still can’t believe that I was so lucky to be pulled out,” Aine said. She purchased the ticket on the way home from dropping her youngest…

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Bosco comes to Co Clare

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KNOCK knock, open wide, see what’s on the other side. Knock knock, any more, come with me through the magic door. Got any plans for Saturday, February 17? Cancel them. We were very excited to learn that Bosco is coming to glor in Ennis to go on an adventure with Hansel and Gretel. The Bosco…

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Gardaí seize €5,000 worth of cannabis

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GARDAÍ seized €5,000 worth of cannabis in Bunratty yesterday evening. Gardaí from the Clare Divisional Drug Unit based in Ennis stopped and searched a car shortly after 7pm. During the course of the search Gardaí discovered cannabis herb with an approximate street value of €5,000 (subject to analysis). The driver of the car a male (39…

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