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Aldi granted permission for new Killaloe store

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THERE was another jobs boost for East Clare today as Aldi were granted planning permission for a new store in Killaloe. The international discount food store giant will construct a 10,000 square metres on Abbey Street, Killaloe. The new development will bring more competition to the East Clare town, which already has a Supervalu. “We…

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Our guide to the Winter Solstice in Co Clare

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TOMORROW marks the shortest day of the year and the Winter Solstice will be celebrated all over the country. We here at The Clare Echo feel it should be no different in the Banner county so we have got you covered with our super handy Winter Solstice Guide. You will need to drag yourself out of…

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First ever ATM planned for Doolin

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UNSUSPECTING revelers will no longer have to hitch a lift out of Doolin when they run out of funds, as the village’s first ever ATM is in the pipeline. The planning application has just been lodged with Clare County Council and a decision is not due to be made until the end of January 2018.…

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Munster heroes grant Ben’s birthday wish

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HOW cute is little Ben Reidy in his Munster jersey? Ben Reidy is a very special six year old from Co. Clare who is fighting a terrible life threatening illness. The Share a Dream Foundation, with the help of Ben’s mum, surprised Ben with a visit from his heroes and an epic birthday party. To…

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Santa comes early for Minister of State Pat Breen

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YESTERDAY we gave you a little glimpse into the glamorous life of a Councillor and their favourite Christmas traditions. Now it’s the turn of Junior Minister Pat Breen, or to give him his full title; Minister of State for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection (phew!). We sent Pat a list of…

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New ‘DNA Atlas’ reveals surprising Clare ancestry

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IT SEEMS much of the people in Co Clare may not be from Co Clare at all, according to a new study. A new Irish DNA Atlas has shown that much of Co Clare’s population actually came from Central Ireland and Connacht. “County Clare was originally under the rule of the people of Connacht, until…

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Clare Co Co to make final decision on Trump wall this week

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CLARE County Council are due to make a final decision on Donald Trump’s planning application to build a defensive sea wall in Doonbeg by the end of this week. In case you have been living on the moon for the last couple of years, let us fill you in. Trump International Golf Links Limited have…

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Three out of four Clare Councillors prefer real ones

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REPRO FREE 081217 Pictured at The Local Enterprise Office Christmas Fest Christmas market are Justin Kivlehan, Achill Oysters, Cllr Paul Murphy, mayor of Ennis, Barry Rees and Barach Rees (7) Meeres Pork Products .Pic Arthur Ellis.

THEY bring our issues to the fore of local politics, but how much do we know about our District Mayors? We here at The Clare Echo felt it was about time we got to the real nitty gritty of who these people REALLY are, so we gave them the grilling of all grillings. We think…

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Seventy new jobs for Co Clare

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IT’S been a bumper month for employment in Clare as biomedical testing company Beckman Coulter have just announced 70 jobs. Beckman Coulter, which develops, manufactures and markets products that simplify, automate and innovate complex biomedical testing, is expanding the company’s development and manufacturing facility at Lismeehan, County Clare, creating the jobs over the next two…

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10 things that make you a Sham

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KILRUSH – From Cappa pier to the cricket field and the handball alley to the woods, this West Clare town is a pretty special place to grow up. Anyone who was lucky enough to spend their days here will instantly recognise every single memory on this list and plenty more besides. Go on the Shams!…

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