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Clare holding first transnational event of Atlantic Youth Project

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Ennis will host the first transnational event of the 2018-2020 Atlantic Youth Project this Monday (28 May) until Friday, 1 June. It will see 106 students and 26 accompanying adults from Portugal, Spain, UK, France and Ireland take part in a week of activity designed to encourage young people to consider maritime industry and recreation…

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Clare votes to repeal the Eighth Amendment

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The people of Clare have voted in favour of repealing the Eight Amendment. 54,576 individuals in the county turned out to vote in an electorate of 83,225 with one hundred and sixty nine spoiled votes. In total, 34, 328 voted for YES (63%) and 19,079 for NO (37%). Three years on from the Marriage Equality…

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Lahinch ‘didn’t approach’ European tour

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LAHINCH did not launch an official independent bid to host the Irish Open next year, it can be confirmed, with the revelation that the North Clare links course was singled out by Paul McGinley and European Tour officials as a potential location for the multi-million euro event. Speaking to The Clare Echo, General Manager at…

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No changes to Clare side for Waterford tie

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Gerry O’Connor and Donal Moloney have announced an unchanged Clare lineup as they welcome Waterford to Cusack Park on Sunday. In their second outing of the Munster senior hurling championship, Clare are in need of a win when Derek McGrath’s Waterford come to town for what will be their first championship game of the year.…

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Safe to swim in Doonbeg as bathing restriction lifted

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Bathing restrictions have been lifted at Whitestrand Doonbeg. Public bathing notices indicating that swimming is prohibited at the beach were originally put in place on Wednesday due to the detection of elevated levels of bacteria (e-coli) in the bathing water. On the advice of the HSE and following analysis of water samples taken on Wednesday…

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Clare polling stations open until 10pm

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Polls remain open in Co Clare until 10pm as voters are asked to retain or replace the Eighth Amendment. Across the country, ballots will be cast at more than 6,500 polling stations. 83,225 people in Clare are eligible to vote. It has been reported that the national turnout will exceed that of the 2015 Marriage…

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McDermott waves goodbye to Clare FM

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After ten years broadcasting to the county, Stephen McDermott has finished presenting with Clare FM. He reflects back on his time at the Ennis based radio station as “ten long but very happy years”. Covering Clare’s 2013 All-Ireland win is ranked as the personal highlight of the period for the self-professed chatterbox. Having fronted nearly…

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McGrath names Waterford team for Clare meeting

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Waterford manager, Derek McGrath has named his starting fifteen for Sunday’s meeting with Clare in the Munster Senior Hurling Championship. Austin Gleeson and Pauric Mahony are ruled out through injury for the Déise’s first championship outing of 2018. Without the presence of Ballygunner’s Mahony, Maurice Shanahan is assumed to take on the mantle as freetaker.…

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Planning granted for Shannon cinema

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An omniplex cinema is on its way to Shannon after the granting of planning permission. Management at SkyCourt Shopping Centre submitted plans to develop a four-screen cinema in the old foodcourt, to include one large 207-seater auditorium along with three smaller auditoriums ranging from 90- to 50-seaters. The projected capacity would cater for three hundred…

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Clare TD’s clash in Dáil Éireann over Roche

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TWO Clare TD’s clashed in the Dáil today (Thursday) when Clarecastle pharmaceutical plant Roche was the point of discussion. Independent TD, Dr. Michael Harty put the question to fellow TD Pat Breen if “IDA Ireland and the Department still searching for a replacement industry for the plant in Clarecastle and what success have they had…

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