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Joe Carey backs under-fire Fine Gael colleague Pat Breen

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FINE GAEL TD Joe Carey has backed his under-pressure Clare colleague Minister of State Pat Breen following the fall-out from resigned Minister Denis Naughten’s meeting with David McCourt, the key bidder in the broadband procurement process. In a statement to The Clare Echo, Mr Carey said, “Minister of State Pat Breen has my full support…

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€430,000 on Clare-owned table from Armada shipwreck

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By Páraic McMahon A TABLE constructed in part from the wood from the wreck of a Spanish Armada ship from 1588 sold for €360,000 at Adams Auction on Tuesday. When the buyer’s commission of 20 percent along with VAT were included, the total cost for the successful bidder was over €430,000. Its guide price prior…

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Almost €1000 in prizes to celebrate Clare Echo’s 1st birthday

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THE Clare Echo turns one this week and to celebrate, we are giving away almost €1,000 in prizes to our faithful readers. The very first edition of The Clare Echo arrived in houses and shops across Clare on October 19, 2017. Some 51 editions later this Thursday October 18, the multimedia publication will deliver its…

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‘Live stream Clare council meetings’ says Crowe

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FIANNA Fáil general election candidate Cllr Cathal Crowe has called for all Clare County Council meetings to be live video streamed. Cllr Crowe has written to Pat Dowling, Chief Executive of Clare County Council asking that his proposal be actioned on. “It’s time that Clare County Council follow the lead taken by other Councils and…

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Public ideas wanted to tackle illegal dumping in Clare

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Fly-tipping, littering, illegal dumping. Whatever you want to call it, it’s becoming a growing issue in Clare. It’s time residents speak out to stop littering. According to the Clare County Council recent management report, there are currently 197 active environmental complaints, and there were 3 large-scale illegal dumping incidents in Ennis during September but yet…

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Clare man leads crusade to develop 360k Shannon Greenway

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One Clare man is leading the crusade to see a 360km Shannon Greenway developed that would benefit towns and villages along Ireland’s biggest river. East Clare tourism promoter, Eoin O’Hagan this March pitched the idea of The Shannon Greenway to Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, Tánaiste Simon Coveney and Ministers Helen McEntee and Josepha Madigan. Both the Taoiseach and Tánaiste liked…

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Callum brings coastal flood risk to Clare

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Following a Status Orange Weather Advisory from Met Éireann issued at 11.00am today (Wednesday, 10 October 2018), Clare County Council is warning members of the public in County Clare to avoid exposed coastal locations from Thursday evening through to Friday afternoon due to forecast stormy conditions. Strong winds associated with the storm, named Callum under…

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Keep off the naughty list

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AH, THE holidays… tis’ the season of giving, the season of neighbourly love, and for office workers, the season of holiday-related nightmares. So we thought we’d share our tips to keep everyone OFF the “naughty” list. RESPECT YOUR COLLEAGUE First things first, it comes down to R-E-S-P-E-C-T. Be respectful of each other’s holiday traditions and…

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Ennis Food Festival 2018 – Programme

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Ennis Food Festival

Thursday October 11 7.30pm, Hotel Woodstock, Ennis Celebrity Chef Gary O’Hanlon (RTE’s ‘The Restaurant’) will share recipes and cookery tips while overseeing a cook-off between Podge Collins (Clare Senior Hurler) and Tracey Guilfoyle (Ireland’s Fittest Family). MC is Fiona McGarry, Clare FM. Sponsored by Bank of Ireland and organised by Local Enterprise Office Clare Admission:…

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Ships dumping on Clare coastline

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DUMPING by ships at sea is causing “a major problem” on the coastline of Clare. Fianna Fáil’s Michael Hillery highlighted the issue at the September meeting of the Physical Development SPC. “In relation to marine waste and plastic, is there anything that can be done? A lot of waste on the coastline of Clare is…

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