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Five new Gardaí for Co Clare

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CLARE Chief Superintendent John Kerin has confirmed that five new Gardaí will be allocated to the county next month. “While I have yet to be told where they are being allocated to, I am confident some will go to Kilrush, as well as to Ennis,” Chief Supt Kerin said. Since training re-commenced for Gardaí, 25…

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Smoking at Clare beaches could be stomped out

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SMOKING in Co Clare’s public areas could soon be a thing of the past, following a motion to introduce a prohibition on smoking in all public facilities owned or operated by the local authority. The initiative would see a smoking ban in all public parks, playgrounds and eventually beaches. Mayor of Clare Tom McNamara, along…

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‘Wild About Ennis’ Tidy Towns lecture series launches tonight

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THE super dedicated team over at Ennis Tidy Towns have just launched a fantastic lecture series for those hoping to learn more about their local environment. Their Spring Biodiversity Lecture Series, in support of their Biodiversity Action Plan ‘Wild About Ennis’, starts tonight (February 21) and will continue each Wednesday night for five weeks. All…

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Aoibhín Garrihy shows off baby bump in stunning holiday snaps

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AOIBHIN Garrihy is absolute pregnancy goals. Social media went into a frenzy over her holiday snaps with husband John in the Canaries with one pic gaining well over 10,000 likes. Her stunning Insta pics proudly showed off her growing baby bump in a very stylish one piece swimsuit, complete with white sun hat. A combination…

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Councillors concerned about downgrading of Ennis General Hospital MAU

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CLARE’S Councillors have expressed their concern at the potential reduction of services at the Medical Assessment Unit in Ennis General Hospital. Dr Michael Harty TD told the Dail last week that he understands the unit is due to close at weekends and the seven day service will be reduced to five days. Despite assurances from…

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Rural pubs need to make €8,000 a week to survive

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By Sean Howard CLARE’S rural pubs have to turnover at least €8000 a week or they will not survive, according to a new report. That works out at 1600 pints per week, or 20 barrells, or 533 punters buying three drinks. According to John Quinlivan, owner of The Honk bar near Shannon Airport, “very few…

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Gardaí urging public to be aware of iTunes scam

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GARDAI are urging the public to be vigilant against an iTunes scam that is doing the rounds, after one of our northern neighbours was scammed out of more than two grand. A Galway victim lost €2,200 to the scam, while in counties Wicklow and Tipperary two individuals fell victim to the scam and purchased in…

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‘I think it’s essential that we support each other’

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WHY travel out of town to visit Annette’s Boutique and In House on the Limerick Road, we hear you ask? Well, why wouldn’t you? With nearly 50 years’ experience between them, they are the experts in their respective fields. Annette Daffy has been catering for her clients since 1990 and has built up a loyal…

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Aoibhín’s Top 5: Beauty Treatments in Clare

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WITH all of the New Years Resolutions finally starting to pay off, it’s about time we all gave ourselves a little treat. Stay away from that chocolate cake and get yourself along to a well deserved beauty treatment. Our resident ‘Love Clare’ columnist Aoibhín Garrihy has done all the leg work for you and made…

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Ryanair announces new routes for Shannon

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SHANNON Airport is on the up, up and away as Ryanair is about to add two new routes and increase frequency on an existing UK service. The airline today put on sale its new three times weekly (Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays) Liverpool service from Saturday, May 19 and a twice weekly (Mondays and Thursdays) Bristol…

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