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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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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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It looks like €5.8m jackpot may have been won in Clare

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LOTTO chiefs will today reveal the exact location of where last night’s €5.8m jackpot winning ticket was sold. One lucky winner scooped €5.8m and last night lotto bosses revealed the winning ticket was sold in the Clare/Limerick area and the retailer will be contacted in the coming hours before the sale location is announced.  …

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€65,000 boost for Clare Family Resource Centres

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COMMUNITY projects across Co Clare have received a major boost today as four Family Resource Centres are to receive capital grants totalling just over €65,000.   Clare Independent TD Dr Michael Harty announced that Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Katherine Zappone has granted the funds following a recent visit to the Banner.   Dr.…

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Public meeting on future of ShannonDoc in Kilrush tonight

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THE Support the Reinstatement of ShannonDoc Committee will hold a public meeting tonight in Kilrush. The objective of the meeting is to look at how the scaling back of the ShannonDoc services have impacted the local community. The committee will consider if the issues that were highlighted last year have been addressed, as well as…

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O’Dowd family retire from ‘Luckiest shop in Clare’ after 40 years

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IT’S the end of an era for the ‘Luckiest shop in Clare’ as the O’Dowd family hang up their shop smocks. The family run shop has been looking after their customers at the Turnpike in Ennis for nearly half a century. Jim O’Dowd said he’s looking forward to retiring, but he reckoned he will have…

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Clare Older People’s Council looking for more voices

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RURAL isolation, accommodation, transport and a lack of carers are just some of the major issues facing older people in Clare, according to Clare Older People’s Council. Speaking at their AGM, Clare Older People’s Council PRO Patricia Anne Moore hoped that members of the public would come forward and have their voices heard. “We’re here…

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Salt supplies in place to treat Clare roads

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CLARE County Council says it has “sufficient” supplies of rock salt in storage to treat the County’s regional and national roads during the coming winter. 1,900 tonnes of rock salt are currently in storage at the Local Authority’s Depot/Maintenance facility at Beechpark, which the Council says is sufficient to facilitate up to 38 applications on…

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