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Number of Clare Gaelgeoirs higher than national average

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CLARE has long been known for its love for all things traditional and now it has added speaking As Gaeilge to the list. New CSO figures have revealed that the Banner County has a higher number of Irish speakers than the national average. A total of 46 per cent of Clare residents can spout the…

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Shannon Doc meeting a TD no-show

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THE reinstate Shannondoc Group has expressed anger than none of Clare’s four TDs attended their public meeting on Friday. Independent TD Dr Michael Harty and Fine Gael TDs Joe Carey and Pat Breen told The Clare Echo they had prior engagements. Fianna Fáil TD Timmy Dooley sent his apologies before the meeting. Former Sinn Fein…

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40 new social houses on the way for Clare

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THERE are a lot of Clare families facing housing difficulties this Christmas, so we were delighted to hear that there are 40 new social houses on the way.  Junior Minister Pat Breen has announced that more than €7.8 million has been allocated for the construction of 40 new homes in Ennis. Funding of €7,854,000 is…

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#IrishLonelyBouquet day flowers spotted across Co Clare today

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Our Monday blues were totally banished when we heard about the sweetest idea ever being carried out by flower shops today. #IrishLonelyBouquet is an initiative by local flower shops to encourage shoppers to support their local florists. They flowers are free to keep for whoever finds them. Bouquets have already been spotted in Doolin and…

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UHL enforces visitor restrictions following winter vomiting bug outbreak

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STRICT visiting restrictions have been put in place at University Hospital Limerick following an outbreak of the norovirus (winter vomiting bug). As of 12 noon on Monday, November 27th, there were three confirmed positive cases of norovirus at UHL with a number of other patients symptomatic. A spokesperson for UHL said that as norovirus can…

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Everything’s coming up Kilrush

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Pictured collecting the award is Padraic McElwee, Head of Local Enterprise Office Clare; Cllr Pat Burke, Leas-Cathaoirleach Clare Co Co; Cllr Ian Lynch; Charlie Glynn; Marie Meehan, Head of BOI Clare; and Noel Crowe, Manager BOI Kilrush.

IT’S been a great month for Kilrush as they were recently crowned Munster Regional Winner in the 2017 Bank of Ireland Enterprising Towns Awards. Independent Councillor Ian Lynch and Kilrush Chamber of Commerce member Charlie Glynn put together a proposal and had a gruelling three hour adjudication the from Bank of Ireland Enterprise Town judging…

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Gardaí advising online shoppers to stay safe this Cyber Monday

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“Tis far from Cyber Monday we were reared,” is the cry of many an Irish Mammy and Daddy today as there are bargains galore to be had online. The post Black Friday shopping craze used to be just an American thing, but it has made its way across the water in recent years. With this…

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Clare County Council will not delay closure of Latoon Bridge

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TD Joe Carey and Mayor of Ennis Paul Murphy at Latoon Bridge

Clare County Council has confirmed that it will not delay the closure of Latoon Bridge, following a request from protesters to hold off until after the Christmas period. The local authority said they cannot delay the works due to contractual reasons and conditions of funding for the project which stipulate that works commence and funding…

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EASI option for Clare artists looking for space to create

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Clare County Council are offering an unbelievable opportunity for local artists to hone their skills. The Clare County Council Arts Office is seeking applications from arts organisations and artists of all disciplines for the use of individual and shared studio spaces at its Ennis Artist Studios Initiative (EASI) facility in Tracklands, Tobartoscáin, Ennis. EASI has…

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