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Gardaí appeal for help in search for missing Ennis man

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ENNIS Gardaí are appealing to the public for assistance in tracing the whereabouts of missing person Jack Dinan, who is believed to be armed. The 19 year old was last seen at his home on Considine Road at 10am on the morning of Tuesday, October 31. Jack is 6ft tall, of slim build with black…

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Sixty per cent reduction on Halloween bonfire callouts

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CLARE County Fire and Rescue Service responded to a total of seven bonfire incidents during the Halloween period. The Fire Service attended five incidents in Ennis and one incident each in Newmarket on Fergus and Shannon between Sunday October 29 and Tuesday October 31. Senior Assistant Chief Fire Officer Angela Naughton said: “There was a…

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Family has lucky escape as car rolls into lake

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A FAMILY had a lucky escape this afternoon their car rolled into a lake in Co Clare. The incident happened at around 1.30pm at Knockaphort near Mountshannon. The car was left dangling over a low wall with its front wheels in the water. It’s understood that the family of three from Northern Ireland had been staying in accommodation…

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Clare students litter-ally taking on rubbish in Bin It! campaign

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The Bin It crew at Mary Immaculate Secondary School, Lisdoonvarna

ENVIRONMENTALLY conscious Clare students have rolled up their sleeves and got stuck in to Bin It! workshop, a nationwide campaign to educate and raise student awareness of littering. Students from St Michael’s Community College, Kilmihil and Mary Immaculate Secondary School, Lisdoonvarna participated in the event, which features an actor led workshop aimed at first year…

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Clare Fire Service welcomes six recruits to the ranks

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Back row left to right: Graham Touhy, Killaloe Greg Dormer, Ennis Darragh Kelly, Scarriff Front row L to R Ryan Adams, Shannon Adrian Ryan, Killaloe Killian McLoughlin, Shannon

MEET Clare Fire Service’s newest additions, six of the toughest fire fighters anyone could ask for. It takes a whole year to become a fully-fledged fire fighter, and this group’s hard work has finally paid off as they have just finished their last training course. New recruit Ryan Adams, who hails from Shannon, said he…

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11 ways to tell you’re a Shannon head

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SHANNON – Clare’s second largest town and a vital source of employment for the whole mid-west region. While many of us are familiar with its international airport being regular users, what’s it like as a place to grow up in? We spoke to a few of our Shannon sources who came up with a list…

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Tragedy as man in 20s dies in Co Clare crash

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A MAN in his 20s has died and a woman is in a serious condition in hospital following a single vehicle crash in Co Clare early this morning. The incident occurred at around 4am at Carraig Hill, Woodcock Hill off the old Limerick to Cratloe Road. The car is understood to have lost control and hit a ditch…

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Watch: Guilfoyles from Ennis ready for fittest family

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THE Guilfoyle family from Ennis will be the latest Clare clan to take part in the RTE Ireland’s Fittest Family series. The first episode airs this Sunday and fitness instructor Ezra Guilfoyle confirmed the competition was definitely worth the sweat. “It was great, it was a very good experience now, it was lots of fun,…

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Repairs to historic Mill Water Wheel in Ennis

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Repair work has begun this morning on the Mill Wheel in Ennis, which stopped turning in early August due to a damaged pintel and axel. The wood and iron waterwheel, which is a protected structure and a recorded national monument, is the last remaining component of EnnisCorn Mill (later Whiting Mill) which was constructed on…

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Clare teens get down to business

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SOME 74 students from 13 local secondary schools in Clare are learning about the world of business by setting up their own enterprises through the Student Enterprise Programme with Local Enterprise Office Clare.   The Minister of State for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection, Pat Breen T.D. has officially launched the…

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