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Ennis achieves Coach Friendly Town status

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EVEN with our narrow and charming town centre streets, Ennis has managed to be declared a ‘Coach Friendly Town’ by the Coach Tourism and Transport Council of Ireland (CTTC), a representative body for Ireland’s coach touring companies and private bus operators. The County Capital is one of only three towns in Ireland to have successfully…

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Kilnaboy farmer’s Bullmatch app does a very serious job

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Dubbed “Tinder for Bulls”, Kilnaboy farmer Brian Kelly’s Bullmatch app received a lot of attention when it was launched at the recent Ploughing Championships. Brian is happy with the attention the brand new app has received, but is keen to set the record straight on what the app actually does. “It’s fantastic for publicity, absolutely,…

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€1,000 Golden Ticket details revealed

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The Clare Echo announced last week that we will give an eye-watering €1,000 prize to the finder of the Clare Echo Golden Ticket. And now we can reveal full details of how you can win – so you can start daydreaming about how you’re going to spend the winnings. The Clare Echo is hitting shelves…

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Historic Michelin star goes to Clare’s Wild Honey Inn

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IT’S a big day for firsts here in Clare as the Wild Honey Inn in Lisdoonvarna has become the first pub in Ireland to be awarded a Michelin Star. Run by Kate Sweeney and head chef Aidan McGrath, the pub is renowned for wholesome food made from local seasonal produce. Formerly known as Kincora House,…

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Starbucks to open drive-through café in Clare

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IT’S time for coffee lovers to get excited as The Clare Echo can reveal that Starbucks are about to set up their first outlet in Co Clare. Though details of when the international coffee giants will open their doors have yet to be revealed, we can exclusively confirm that the deal is signed, sealed and…

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Clare people to stand with Catalonia tonight

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A VIGIL will take place in Ennis tonight in support of the people of Catalonia after the Spanish region’s referendum for independence was marred by violence involving Spanish police. TV footage showed Spanish police kicking voters and pulling women by the hair out of polling stations yesterday as people attempted to vote. Sinn Féin Clare…

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‘Major concerns’ for human health in Clare over cement plant plans

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THE granting of a licence to Irish Cement to burn alternative fuels would be bad news for County Clare, it has been warned. Clare County Council has made a detailed submission to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) concerning the proposal to burn alternative fuels at its plant at Castlemungret in Limerick. In a statement, Cllr…

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Car giant Jaguar develops driverless cars in Shannon

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CAR giant Jaguar is using its new base in Co Clare to develop driverless cars. Jaguar/Land Rover has established a research facility at a new 50,000 square foot office development, Universal House, in the Shannon Free Zone and is understood to be creating 30 positions. The base in Shannon will be used by the company (which…

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Clare Echo heads to Killaloe for women’s business event

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WE’RE all about promoting local business and that’s why The Clare Echo is heading to Killaloe next month to meet female entrepreneurs from across the county. Local Enterprise Office Clare will co-host a networking event for local female entrepreneurs in Killaloe as part of National Women’s Enterprise Day (NWED) 2017, an event for aspiring female…

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