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IDA ‘committed’ to find Roche buyer

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THERE is renewed hope for the Roche pharmaceutical plant in Clarecastle, as the former Tánaiste has confirmed she is hopeful an investor will be found. Minister Fitzgerald was speaking in response to Independent TD Dr Michael Harty’s parliamentary question on the status of the IDA search to find a buyer. The Tánaiste also said she…

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Frommer’s: Clare scenery is out of this world

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Loop Head

CLARE has been doing fantastically well on the tourism front recently, what with winning the Eden Award and Ennis being crowned Ireland’s Friendliest Place. Travel buffs are starting to notice as the Banner has hit the radar of Frommer’s Travel Guides, who have named Co Clare in their ‘Best Places to Go in 2018’ guide.…

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This is the wealthiest area in Co Clare

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Rathborney

IT MIGHT be a good time to get writing some Christmas cards to Ballyvaughan, as it seems the folk of North Clare are living life on the gravy train. The townland of Rathborney is the most affluent area in Co Clare, according to new figures released by Pobal. The not for profit agency used the…

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Number of Clare Gaelgeoirs higher than national average

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the chats

CLARE has long been known for its love for all things traditional and now it has added speaking As Gaeilge to the list. New CSO figures have revealed that the Banner County has a higher number of Irish speakers than the national average. A total of 46 per cent of Clare residents can spout the…

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Shannon Doc meeting a TD no-show

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THE reinstate Shannondoc Group has expressed anger than none of Clare’s four TDs attended their public meeting on Friday. Independent TD Dr Michael Harty and Fine Gael TDs Joe Carey and Pat Breen told The Clare Echo they had prior engagements. Fianna Fáil TD Timmy Dooley sent his apologies before the meeting. Former Sinn Fein…

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40 new social houses on the way for Clare

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THERE are a lot of Clare families facing housing difficulties this Christmas, so we were delighted to hear that there are 40 new social houses on the way.  Junior Minister Pat Breen has announced that more than €7.8 million has been allocated for the construction of 40 new homes in Ennis. Funding of €7,854,000 is…

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#IrishLonelyBouquet day flowers spotted across Co Clare today

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Our Monday blues were totally banished when we heard about the sweetest idea ever being carried out by flower shops today. #IrishLonelyBouquet is an initiative by local flower shops to encourage shoppers to support their local florists. They flowers are free to keep for whoever finds them. Bouquets have already been spotted in Doolin and…

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UHL enforces visitor restrictions following winter vomiting bug outbreak

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STRICT visiting restrictions have been put in place at University Hospital Limerick following an outbreak of the norovirus (winter vomiting bug). As of 12 noon on Monday, November 27th, there were three confirmed positive cases of norovirus at UHL with a number of other patients symptomatic. A spokesperson for UHL said that as norovirus can…

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