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Ennis company comes to rescue of Liveline caller

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An Ennis company came to the rescue of a hospital patient that said she felt like being locked into a car such was the volume of heat entering her ward. Kelly RAC reacted to a call from Sinead Johnston on Liveline and delivered a brand new air conditioning unit to the ward of the Kerry…

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Land acquisition “ongoing” for Killaloe bridge & bypass

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The land acquisition process for the proposed bypass and bridge at Killaloe is “ongoing”. Cllr Pat Burke sought an update on the development at the July meeting of the Killaloe Municipal District. He was informed by Senior Engineer Sean Lenihan that the compulsory purchase order (CPO) has been confirmed and that the land acquisition process…

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More bins & pooper scoopers needed in Lahinch says Slattery

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Problems exist in Lahinch with regard to rubbish and dog droppings according to Cllr Bill Slattery. At the July meeting of the West Clare Municipal District, Cllr Slattery requested Clare County Council “employ an additional General Operative for the duration of the tourist season in Lahinch” and to provide more bins. Acting Senior Executive Engineer,…

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Ex-Ennis Chamber CEO opposed to plans for Supermac’s plaza

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A former CEO of Ennis Chamber is warning against freshly proposed plans from Supermac’s to construct a €10m motorway plaza on the outskirts of Ennis. Earlier this week, Pat McDonagh announced that they would lodge a new application for a plaza at Skehenagh Roundabout which would include a service station, convenience shop, food court, children’s…

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Hayes ‘perturbed’ with lack of progression at Holy Island

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Frustration is growing among the people and councillors of East Clare with the lack of progress at Holy Island. At the July meeting of the Killaloe Municipal District, two councillors, Pat Burke and Pat Hayes tabled motions seeking updates on development plans for Holy Island. “Clare County Council have this island in its ownership for…

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Seawood ruling will keep Clare company in business

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A ruling regarding the awarding of seaweed harvesting licences has been described as a victory for coastal communities. This week it was announced that seaweed harvesting licences cannot be awarded in an area where there is an existing right to harvest seaweed. Sinn Féin MEP, Liadh Ni Riada stated, “This ruling is a victory for…

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Skull analysed at Aillwee Caves dates back to the Stone Age

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New research on the skull of a brown bear found at Aillwee Caves is 10,400 years old and dates back to the Stone Age it has been confirmed. First discovered when the Caves were opened to the public in 1976, the 453 bones were re-analysed over the past eight months by Dr Marion Dowd, Lecturer…

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More science success for Clare school

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A Clare secondary school is rapidly developing a glowing reputation when it comes to science. Following on from their success at the Salters Festival of Chemistry in UCC and their success in SciFest, Mary Immaculate Secondary School participated in the Northern Ireland Young Scientist competition, which was held in the Jordanstown campus of the University…

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Historic punt guns return to Clarecastle

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To mark this year’s Clarecaste Regatta, two large punt guns have been returned to the village. Aided by the glorious weather, the annual regatta was a roaring success. Clarecastle & Ballyea Heritage & Wildlife Group marked the occasion by announcing the return of the two large punt guns that had previously hung in Navin’s Pub.…

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Clare’s annual Somme memorial

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Clare’s annual Somme Memorial of Remembrance will take place at 2pm on Saturday 14th July at the county’s World War 1 memorial at the Causeway Link Rd, Ennis. This annual service remembers all those from Clare who died in WW1, most notably those who died during the Somme offensives in 1916 where one million of…

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