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Get stuck in at the Seed and Garden Share

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THE Banner is finally shedding its winter coat and what better way is there to celebrate than to get stuck in to some gardening? Head along to the Seed and Garden Share on Sunday, April 8 at Ennis Showgrounds for some inspo. All gardeners from novices to old hands are invited to join this free…

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Walk from Darkness into Light for Pieta House

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L- R Dawn Halpin, Elaine Daniels, Melissa Purcell, Catherine Ryan, Pearl Nugent Cllr Mary Howard and Tom McEvoy Photo by Arthur Ellis

DARKNESS into Light has grown exponentially over the last few years, with dawn walks now happening in every corner of the globe. Pieta House’s vision is to create a world where suicide, self-harm and stigma have been replaced by hope, self-care and acceptance. Darkness into Light is vital for their fundraising, for raising awareness and…

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Council commended for speedy response to graffiti incident

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KILKEE Chamber of Commerce have thanked Clare County Council for their quick response to a graffiti incident in the town. “We’d like to commend and sincerely thank Clare County Council for their efforts in removing all traces of the graffiti,” Kilkee Chamber of Commerce Chair Elaine Haugh said. Shocked locals woke up to the phrase…

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Second LIDL store for Ennis

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UP TO 25 new jobs will be created when LIDL open their second Ennis store . LIDL have confirmed that plans are about to be lodged with Clare County Council for a new store on the Limerick road. Additional commercial units will also be developed at the site, including a creche. Speaking on Clare FM,…

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Neylon: Letting 16-year-olds vote could be just what our democracy needs

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By Eoin Neylon IN THE past fortnight thousands of young political activists have been attending annual conferences of political youth wings across the country. This youth conference season kicked off a fortnight ago in Athlone with Ógra Fianna Fáil and the weekend just gone saw Young Fine Gael meet at Limerick Junction and Sinn Féin…

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Everyone knows someone: Raising awareness of mental health issues

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THE Donohue family from Kilbeacanty, Co Galway are an old school family; farming people on the edge of Lough Cutra lake. The tragic circumstances around the death of Niall Donohue has been well documented since Niall took his life by suicide back in October 2013 and it plays heavily on the family still. ‘’It’s with…

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‘The race still passes Dad’s house on Steele’s Terrace’

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THEY might not know it – but more than 1,200 runners will run past the old front door of Eamon Moloney’s first home when they take part in the run which honours the man himself this Saturday. The Eamon Moloney Run is in its sixth year and is now included in the highly reputed Run…

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Aoibhín’s Top 5: Dog Friendly Hang Outs in Clare

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YOUR pooch is part of the family and while you would love to bring them everywhere with you, sometimes it just isn’t practical. But dog friendly hang outs are becoming more popular, with a cinema in Dublin even hosting a dog friendly screening of Isle of Dogs recently. Our Love Clare columnist Aoibhín Garrihy has the…

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Clare teens win big at Young Filmmaker of the Year Awards

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Jakub Bajerski from Ennis, Clare who won the TG4 Award for the best film in the Irish Language for his film ‘The Baile Mór’, and Aaron Moloney, aged 19 from Cloncara, Clare, whose film ‘ Toast’ won RTÉ 60 Second Award at this year's Senior Ireland's Young Filmmaker of the Year Awards 2018 as part of the Fresh Film Festival held at Odeon Cinema Castletroy, Limerick. Picture: Cian Reinhardt/ilovelimerick

TWO Clare teenagers scooped prestigious accolades at Ireland’s Young Filmmaker of the Year Awards. Ireland’s Young Filmmaker of the Year is the highlight of Limerick’s Fresh Film Festival, which is now in its 22nd Year. Jakub Bajerski from Ennis, Clare won the TG4 Award for the best film in the Irish Language for his film…

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HSE to use community budget to take “necessary corrective action”

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THE HSE have announced a €380 million spend on community healthcare in the Mid-West for 2018. They hope to use the Mid-West Community Healthcare Operational Plan to change internal processes and improve their overall performance. “It will allow us to identify deficits in our performance and take the necessary corrective action, as the achievement of…

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