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Crowe considered resigning as Mayor over RIC stance

*Cathal Crowe is elected. Photograph: Joe Buckley WHETHER it was watching The Wiggles with his one-year old daughter Eve or cleaning out his home office, South-East Clare’s new TD Cathal Crowe (FF) spent much of the weekend busying himself in a bid to take his mind off election matters.

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Boy racers ‘rampant’ in Clare

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“There will be loss of life” unless there is a clampdown on the speeding and donuts done by boy racers on roads across Co Clare, it was stated this week. In a motion at the July meeting of the Killaloe Municipal District, Cllr Pat Hayes asked “Clare County Council and An Garda Síochána come together…

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Munster Fleadh in Ennis ‘will be the biggest one ever’

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Visitors from Japan, the UK and beyond will descend on Co Clare from Sunday for Fleadh Cheoil na Mumhan Inis 2018. A total of 100,000 people are expected to arrive in the county at different stages for the duration of the eight day festival which sees 3,000 musicians, singers and dancers will take part in…

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Extreme fire risk warning extended until next week

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Arising from current prolonged high pressure weather patterns, very high temperatures and effective drought conditions, the Condition RED – Extreme Fire Risk alert has been extended until midday on Monday next (16 July). An extreme fire risk is deemed to exist in all areas where hazardous fuels exist. This meteorological risk is further compounded by…

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Contractor for Ennis South Flood Relief Scheme withdraws tender

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Works on the Ennis South Flood Relief Scheme have been dealt a blow as the appointed contractor has formally withdrawn the tender. It comes weeks ahead of an anticipated start date with Clare County Council having informed local residents in April that work was soon to get underway. However a contractual issue relating to a…

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Shannon’s Nolan in pre-season training with Inter Milan’s first team

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Shannon’s Ryan Nolan is training with the Inter Milan first team as they commence their pre-season. Ryan first signed for Inter in 2015 from Spanish club Torre Pacheco. At the time, he had attracted interest from Swedish side Malmo and West Bromwich Albion who were competing in the English Premier League but he jumped at…

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Keane qualifies for world semi-final

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A Clare athlete has qualified for the semi-finals of the World U20 Athletic Championships. Jo Keane finished in seventh place in the fifth heat for the 800m with a time of 02:09:59 on Tuesday morning. Ethiopia’s Diribe Welteji was the winner in a time of 02:05:18. However the St Flannans student was the fastest qualifier…

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Ennis man involved in Thai cave rescue

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An Ennis resident is playing a pivotal role in the rescue of a young football team and their coach trapped in a cave in Thailand. Twelve boys and their 25-year-old football coach ventured into the Tham Luang cave complex after training and became trapped by rising waters more than a fortnight ago, on June 23rd.…

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VIDEO: Ennis Street Arts Festival comes to a close

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The thirteenth ever Ennis Street Arts Festival has concluded. Urban wildlife has been the theme for this year’s Ennis Street Arts Festival. The event’s founder, Ana Bella Alvarez explained why they opted to focus on it for 2018. “The way that we live today, we take it for granted everything we have around us. We’re…

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More than €200,000 funding awarded for playgrounds in Clare

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Five Clare primary schools are to receive a total of €207,130 for playgrounds under the second phase of 2018 CLÁR funding, Doolin National School is to receive €44, 980.32 for the provision of a play area that will include school-safety surfaces, fencing and suitable equipment, while Dromindoora National School has been allocated €49,636 for an…

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Fixture details confirmed for Clare v Wexford

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Clare’s All-Ireland senior hurling quarter-final with Wexford has been confirmed to take place in Páirc Uí Chaoimh on Saturday. For the second year in a row, the Donal Moloney and Gerry O’Connor managed outfit will compete in the quarter-finals and once again, Páirc Uí Chaoimh is the venue. 3pm is the throw-in time for the…

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