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Moneypoint CO2 emissions buck national greenhouse gas trend

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Moneypoint Power Station. Pic: Fergal Clohessy

THE future of the Moneypoint power station has been up for debate in recent years, with some locals concerned about the environmental effects of the plant. Moneypoint’s CO2 emissions were down last year, bucking the overall national trend of a 3.5 per cent rise. The power station released 4,414,770 tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere,…

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Three Clare heroes honoured at Irish Water Safety Awards

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THREE Clare heroes were honoured by Irish Water Safety at their National Awards Ceremony in Dublin Castle this week. Bernard and Roisin Cahill both received a Just in Time award for their bravery, following their rescue of two swimmers last summer. They were driving home from work when they noticed two people swimming towards what…

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Ennis a haven for shoppers this Christmas season

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Isabel Hinchy

THERE’S nothing better than a stroll around the centre of Ennis town in the run up to Christmas, soaking up the magical atmosphere and sorting your secret Santa presents. Clare County Council has made shopping in Ennis all the more inviting, as they have announced details of three incentive schemes aimed at promoting Christmas and…

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€1.5 million funding announced for 58 Clare sports facilities

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EVERYONE in the Banner is going to be channelling their inner ‘Eye of the Tiger’ soon, as Minister Pat Breen has just confirmed €1.5 million worth of funding sports projects across the county. A grand total of €1,497,000 has been announced under the 2017 Sport Capital Programme for to 58 Clare sport facilities and projects.…

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Aoibhín’s Top 5: Favourite Functions Full of Festive Cheer

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With the Late Late Toy Show and the Shannon Airport Santa Flights so close, we here at The Clare Echo offices are certainly feeling the Christmas spirit. From sweet little markets to magical Santa visits, there are plenty of perfectly picturesque seasonal functions popping up all over the Banner county this December. If you’re looking for…

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Extras sought for fantasy TV series filmed in Clare

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Popcorn

ALWAYS dreamed of starring on the TV screen? Now is your chance! Movieextras.ie are looking for extras (no surprise there) for a “really cool” fantasy TV series filmed in Co Clare on Friday, December 8. They are looking for men and women over the age of 18 with black or “very very very dark brown”…

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IDA ‘committed’ to find Roche buyer

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THERE is renewed hope for the Roche pharmaceutical plant in Clarecastle, as the former Tánaiste has confirmed she is hopeful an investor will be found. Minister Fitzgerald was speaking in response to Independent TD Dr Michael Harty’s parliamentary question on the status of the IDA search to find a buyer. The Tánaiste also said she…

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Frommer’s: Clare scenery is out of this world

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CLARE has been doing fantastically well on the tourism front recently, what with winning the Eden Award and Ennis being crowned Ireland’s Friendliest Place. Travel buffs are starting to notice as the Banner has hit the radar of Frommer’s Travel Guides, who have named Co Clare in their ‘Best Places to Go in 2018’ guide.…

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This is the wealthiest area in Co Clare

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IT MIGHT be a good time to get writing some Christmas cards to Ballyvaughan, as it seems the folk of North Clare are living life on the gravy train. The townland of Rathborney is the most affluent area in Co Clare, according to new figures released by Pobal. The not for profit agency used the…

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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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