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Carey clashes with Boxer over Ennis South Flood Relief Scheme

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A new tender for completion of the €8.6 million Ennis South flood relief scheme will be advertised within the coming weeks according to Clare Fine Gael TD, Joe Carey. Deputy Carey received the assurance following an exchange with Minister of State Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran in the Dáil last week. Carey told Moran that the time…

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Gardaí believe missing Natasha is frequenting Ennis area

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A renewed appeal has been launched by An Garda Síochána tracing the whereabouts of seventeen year old Natasha McNeill who they maintain may be frequenting the Ennis area. Natasha is missing since Thursday 21st June 2018. She is described as 160cm (5’2”), slim build. She has brown hair, tattoos on her right ankle and wrists.…

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Clare communities prepare for Pride of Place adjudication

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Four Clare communities are busily preparing for the adjudication stage of 2018 IPB Pride of Place competition, which takes place on Tuesday and Wednesday. Spanish Point, Kilkishen, Shannon and Quin have been nominated by the Rural Development Directorate of Clare County Council to participate in annual all-island competition, which is run by Co-operation Ireland and…

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Willie Clancy week ‘a significant economic event’ for Miltown

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Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy’s importance to the economy in Miltown Malbay has been stressed by one local councillor. Businesses in the West Clare town have claimed they would struggle to keep their doors open if the annual week long summer school in traditional music and set dance did not take place. It commemorates the town’s…

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Top national award for Clare Museum

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Clare Museum has been awarded Full Accreditation under the Museum Standards Programme for Ireland (MSPI) at a ceremony in Kilkenny Castle. Established by the Heritage Council in 2006 to benchmark and promote professional standards in the care of collections, the Museum Standards Programme for Ireland (MSPI) has attracted involvement across the cultural spectrum, from national…

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Munster Fleadh attracting bigger crowds each year

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Confidence is high that the upcoming Fleadh Cheoil na Mumhan Inis 2018 will be a success. Speaking to The Clare Echo, Tadhg Ó Maolcatha, the Chairman of Munster Fleadh expressed his belief that the eight day festival of music, song and dance will be a successful one. “I think it will be a big Fleadh…

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Restrictions to remain for ‘a number of weeks’ in parts of Clare

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Water restrictions will continue in Tulla, Lahinch, Lisdoonvarna, Doolin, Liscannor, Ballyvaughan, Kilfenora and surrounding group supply schemes for “a number of weeks”. Irish Water confirmed to The Clare Echo that a wide range of restrictions are remaining over the weekend and into the coming weeks across the county. “Due to the prolonged dry weather conditions…

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Moloney’s ban lifted ahead of Wexford quarter-final

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Donal Moloney’s three month ban has been overturned ahead of today’s All-Ireland SHC quarter-final against Wexford, The Clare Echo can reveal.  He was handed down the suspension ahead of the Munster Final defeat to Cork. The Scariff man was mentioned in referee Paud O’Dwyer’s report from the two point win over Tipperary for ‘minor interference’…

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Hero’s welcome for Warny as he returns to Clare soil

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Jim Warny received the welcome home he deserved at Shannon Airport with over one hundred people gathering to mark his return. Once the Belgian national walked through the arrivals hall at Shannon Airport, cheers and rounds of applause erupted. Jim was accompanied by his father Rene and fiancé Asia Mania. As first reported by The…

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Lahinch to get Fleadh treatment ahead of Irish Open

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A paint scheme similar to what was in place for Ennis ahead of the Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann looks set to be on its way to Lahinch prior to The Irish Open in 2019. Lahinch councillor, Bill Slattery requested that the buildings on the main street and in close proximity to the golf course be…

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