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Eoin Neylon: ‘In Clare, we are poor at putting our faith in younger candidates’

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Pictured, Cllr Cathal Crowe (credit Gary Collins) Following the Killaloe FF selection convention, Liam Wiley remarked that Fianna Fáil in Clare were in trouble when it comes to the promotion and recruitment of youth within its ranks, writes Eoin Neylon. Even though there are several talented young members across the county, largely, Wiley has a…

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Beauty Wish List – Jodie’s House of Beauty

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Christmas make up cosmetics

With Christmas only around the corner I decided to write a beauty wish list. These might be useful for stocking filler ideas or secret Santa presents. Benefit – They’re real mascara For the most flattering lashes this Mascara is hard to beat in my opinion. Available in black, blue and brown. Your lashes will look…

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Darach Honan: Review your pension plan

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This week trusted independent financial advisor with IPS Financial Advice Darach Honan talks about securing your future by reviewing your pension. IF YOU think a pension plan is something you start and then forget about until you retire, then think again. Although a pension is indeed a long-term plan, that does not mean that there…

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Aoibhín’s TOP 5 Ways to give back this Winter

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Aoibhin Garrihy

The community of Kilkee have been taking the lead in the reduction of plastic pollution in costal areas and on a global level its of massive importance with experts predicting that by 2050 plastic will outweigh fish in our ocean. Each person can make a difference and coastal communities are now proposing that by simply…

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Top 5 ways to spend the last days of Summer

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A trip to the Island While the Aran Islands themselves belong to Galway, Inis Oirr is nearer to Clare and so I think it’s ok to include it in this week’s Love Clare column. I can’t think of a better way to spend a day/week/month during the summer months for families of all ages. Take…

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Aoibhín’s Top 5: Beer Gardens in Clare

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A heatwave is forecast for this week and with this in mind, Aoibhín Garrihy a columnist with The Clare Echo picked her top five beer gardens in the county, this might just be the week to sample her choices.  Pot Duggan’s, Ennistymon One of Clare’s newest additions to the Pub scene is Ennistymon’s Pot Duggan’s and this…

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Ronan Scully: Thank you for being my dad

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I was so lucky and blessed to spend a few days with my dad recently in the company of family members and grandchildren at my beautiful daughters eighth birthday celebrations. A great time of blessing to experience in anyone’s book. It got me thinking with Father’s day just upon us that the occasion of Father’s…

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Eoin Neylon: Christmas for political nerds

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Eoin Neylon, The Clare Echo’s Political Columnist examines the political landscape in Clare following the publication of a report by the Local Electoral Area Boundary Committee. For a political nerd, Thursday morning was like Christmas. There’s nothing more we love than an excuse to pour over facts and figures and break out the maps to…

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Aoibhín’s Top 5: Places to picnic in Clare

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We’ve been blessed with the recent good weather and it’s the perfect excuse for a picnic. With this in mind, Love Clare columnist with The Clare Echo, Aoibhín Garrihy picked her top five places to picnic in the county. Try out one of Aoibhín’s recommendations for yourself and be sure to let us know how you get…

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Ronan Scully: An exam prayer

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Exams

‘At this very moment there are thousands of young people, God bless them, across Ireland about to take the Leaving Cert or the Junior Cert exams’ The month of June is upon us and the end of the school year has come. What does this mean? “Summer exams” and I mean the Junior Cert and…

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