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First ever ATM planned for Doolin

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UNSUSPECTING revelers will no longer have to hitch a lift out of Doolin when they run out of funds, as the village’s first ever ATM is in the pipeline. The planning application has just been lodged with Clare County Council and a decision is not due to be made until the end of January 2018.…

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Munster heroes grant Ben’s birthday wish

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HOW cute is little Ben Reidy in his Munster jersey? Ben Reidy is a very special six year old from Co. Clare who is fighting a terrible life threatening illness. The Share a Dream Foundation, with the help of Ben’s mum, surprised Ben with a visit from his heroes and an epic birthday party. To…

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Santa comes early for Minister of State Pat Breen

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YESTERDAY we gave you a little glimpse into the glamorous life of a Councillor and their favourite Christmas traditions. Now it’s the turn of Junior Minister Pat Breen, or to give him his full title; Minister of State for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection (phew!). We sent Pat a list of…

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New ‘DNA Atlas’ reveals surprising Clare ancestry

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IT SEEMS much of the people in Co Clare may not be from Co Clare at all, according to a new study. A new Irish DNA Atlas has shown that much of Co Clare’s population actually came from Central Ireland and Connacht. “County Clare was originally under the rule of the people of Connacht, until…

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Clare Co Co to make final decision on Trump wall this week

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CLARE County Council are due to make a final decision on Donald Trump’s planning application to build a defensive sea wall in Doonbeg by the end of this week. In case you have been living on the moon for the last couple of years, let us fill you in. Trump International Golf Links Limited have…

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Three out of four Clare Councillors prefer real ones

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REPRO FREE 081217 Pictured at The Local Enterprise Office Christmas Fest Christmas market are Justin Kivlehan, Achill Oysters, Cllr Paul Murphy, mayor of Ennis, Barry Rees and Barach Rees (7) Meeres Pork Products .Pic Arthur Ellis.

THEY bring our issues to the fore of local politics, but how much do we know about our District Mayors? We here at The Clare Echo felt it was about time we got to the real nitty gritty of who these people REALLY are, so we gave them the grilling of all grillings. We think…

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Seventy new jobs for Co Clare

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IT’S been a bumper month for employment in Clare as biomedical testing company Beckman Coulter have just announced 70 jobs. Beckman Coulter, which develops, manufactures and markets products that simplify, automate and innovate complex biomedical testing, is expanding the company’s development and manufacturing facility at Lismeehan, County Clare, creating the jobs over the next two…

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10 things that make you a Sham

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KILRUSH – From Cappa pier to the cricket field and the handball alley to the woods, this West Clare town is a pretty special place to grow up. Anyone who was lucky enough to spend their days here will instantly recognise every single memory on this list and plenty more besides. Go on the Shams!…

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Clare elderly caught out by foreign phone scam

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ENNIS Gardaí have confirmed that a number of elderly Clare residents have been caught out by a phone scam. The scam involves a receiving a call from a foreign number, which stops ringing before the person has a chance to answer it. If the recipient rings the number back and they are kept on the…

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits cinema screens today

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IT’S finally here and we are beyond excited! Today is the day we will finally get to see for certain if Loop Head has made it into the final cut of Star Wars: The Last Jedi as it hits cinemas today. There was great excitement around West Clare last year as the Star Wars film…

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