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Collins at odds to explain Kerry display

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Sunday in Killarney is an occasion that followers of Gaelic Football in Co Clare will be keen to forget. Twenty two points separated the teams when Barry Cassidy blew the final whistle at Fitzgerald Stadium. It marked the single biggest defeat endured by Clare during Colm Collins’ reign as senior football boss. Understandably he was…

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Lifeguard cover extended in Clare this week

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Lifeguard cover will be extended across a selection of Clare beaches this week. Temperatures from 20-24 degrees are forecast for the next couple of days in the county and as a result, lifeguard cover will run from 3:30pm to 7:30pm to cater for after school swimming on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Kilkee, Fanore, Spanish Point,…

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Inagh/Kilnamona discover group opponents for three-in-a-row bid

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Reigning Clare senior camogie club champions, Inagh/Kilnamona have been paired in a difficult group in their bid to complete a three in a row. Draws for the 2018 Clare Senior Camogie Championship took place at the weekend. Fresh from their meeting in the league final, Inagh/Kilnamona and Sixmilebridge will square off again, they are joined…

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Plans for Ennis supermarket & medical centre rejected

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Planning permission to construct a supermarket, neighbourhood and medical centre on the Kilrush Rd, Ennis has been rejected by An Bord Pleanála. An appeal was launched in October of last year against a decision by Clare County Council which denied an initial proposal by Clare Car & Tractor Parts Ltd and Lohan Property Ltd for…

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New community enhancement programme launched

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Clare County Council and the Clare Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) is inviting applications for a new programme which provides funding to communities in Ireland. Funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development, the Community Enhancement Programme (CEP), will provide €4.5 million of grant funding in 2018 towards enhancing the facilities available to communities.…

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Clare blown away by Kerry in Killarney

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Clare were sent crashing out of the Munster Senior Football Championship as Kerry ran riot hitting a record thirty two points. Kerry 0-32 Clare 0-10 Venue: Fitzgerald Stadium, Killarney It is the heaviest defeat in league and championship that Clare have suffered in Colm Collins’ five year tenure. Suffering is indeed an apt word as…

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Burren traffic is ‘making life hell’

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Traffic in the Burren is making lives hell for residents and farmers. That was the view expressed by Cllr Pat Hayes who sought an update on a proposed traffic management plan and when it would be implemented at the May meeting of the Killaloe Municipal District. Cllr Hayes says he has received several complaints from…

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Fr Ted’s favourite North Clare pub on board for RNLI fundraiser

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Vaughan’s in Kilfenora will forever be associated with Fr.Ted but The Irish Fivers are hoping that after their RNLI fundraiser that they too will leave their mark on the pub. The Irish Fivers began as a casual singsong meeting up of North Clare friends Padraig Cleary, Peter Fitzgerald and John Hogan in O’Loghlins Whiskey Bar,…

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Homeless figures in Clare rising every month

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72 adults are now homeless in Co Clare. With an increase in the amount of homeless people in Clare every month this year, the county no longer has the lowest figures in Munster. Nationally numbers of people living on the streets are dropping but Co Clare is going against this trend. Both Cork and Clare…

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Outcome of Eighth Amendment Referendum a tragedy

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Bishop Fintan Monahan was surprised, dismayed and disappointed with the result of the referendum on the Eighth Amendment. Speaking to The Clare Echo, he recalls his initial shock upon hearing the exit polls first released from The Irish Times and RTÉ on Friday night. “I was very surprised at the extent of the yes vote,…

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