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Clare pupils get out in the fresh air, just like the good old days

County Clare Schools are celebrating Clean Air Week with Green-Schools Travel Officer Róisín Ní Gháirbhith. Hundreds of schools around Ireland are taking part in Clean Air Week which concludes tomorrow, Friday, November 22 2019. Clean Air Week is the latest campaign from the Green-Schools Travel programme, which promotes active and sustainable travel on the journey to school. Events across…

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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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Ireland teams to wear black armbands in tribute to Jack and Shay

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THE IRFU has announced that two of its international rugby sides will will wear black armbands this weekend as a mark of respect to the families of Jack Kenneally and Shay Moloney. The Ireland Under-20s are taking part in the World Rugby U-20 Championship while the Irish Men’s Sevens teams will be at the London Sevens…

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Flynn & Howard want posters policed in Clare

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Two Fine Gael councillors are tabling different motions seeking action on how election and referendum posters are policed. Cllr Johnny Flynn wants “to ban the use of posters for the local elections in 2019 except at designated official locations” while Cllr Mary Howard is seeking a review to commence “with a view to tightening legislation…

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Clare & Kerry name teams for Munster semi-final

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Colm Collins and Éamonn Fitzmaurice have announced their starting fifteens for Sunday’s Munster SFC semi-final in Killarney. Collins has gone for an unchanged side from that which defeated Limerick by twelve points in their championship opener two weeks ago. Meelick’s Kevin Hartnett was reported to be back training having missed the entire league but he…

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By saying YES Clare said ‘dire treatment of women is not good enough’

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Voters in Clare made it known that “dire treatment of women is not good enough” as 34,328 people used their ballot to repeal the Eighth Amendment according to the county’s Together for Yes Spokesperson, Alanna Wurm. In her view the results “show that divisions in attitudes no longer exist between rural and urban voters, between…

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Next generation fire kits for Clare firefighters

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166 sets of next generation fire kits for firefighters have been presented to Clare County Fire and Rescue Service. Earlier today (Friday), Mayor of Clare, Councillor Tom McNamara made the presentation of the Fire Action Matrix X-treme kits to the Clare County Fire and Rescue Service. They were acquired following an extensive tendering process from…

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