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Whitegate will see the light in 2019

*Whitegate. Photograph: PL Chadwick Whitegate’s street lighting will be strengthened in 2019. Cathaoirleach of the Killaloe Municipal District, Cllr Pat Burke requested an additional street light be provided on the approach road into Whitegate over the coming months and the Fine Gael representative received confirmation from Clare County Council that it would be provided. Cllr…

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Multi-million Doolin development ‘a miniature of National Children’s Hospital’

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An enhancement scheme proposed for Doolin including the construction of a service centre has been described as “a miniature of what is happening with the National Children’s Hospital”.

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Killaloe resort closes suddenly

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Couples due to get married at a Killaloe resort next month have been left in limbo following its sudden closure. AnnaCarriga Estate in Lough Derg on Tuesday morning notified soon to be married couples via email that had already booked the Estate as their wedding venue of its closure. On January 6th AnnaCarriga closed temporarily…

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World title for Shannon’s Liam Alford

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Shannon’s Liam Alford was crowned a world kickboxing champion on Saturday.  In a 12 round fight with reigning champion Dylan Cheema, Liam won by a split decision to collect the WKA 64kg world professional title. Cheema was unbeaten in 11 fights prior to coming up against the Clare kickboxer. From Dun na Rí in Shannon,…

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VIDEO: Heavy traffic as truck collides with wall at Blake’s Corner

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*Photograph: Liam Grant One lane of traffic is in operation in Ennistymon after a truck hit into a wall at Blake’s Corner earlier today. Access to Lahinch has been restricted at the notorious traffic blackspot after the collision which occurred before 11am. The truck was travelling to Lahinch Beach with rock armour before the accident.…

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Brexit poses risk of ‘farmageddon’ for Clare farmers

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Brexit is posing the risk of “farmageddon” for gravely concerned Clare farmers. With calving season underway, farmers in the county have hit out that in all the Brexit negotiations, animals and their welfare have been scarcely mentioned. Five months since its foundation, 19,000 farmers across Ireland have become members of the Beef Plan, 790 of…

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Clare expects Limerick opposition to ‘Europe’s first University town’

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Getting approval for the South Clare Strategic Development Zone (SDZ) that would “become Europe’s first 21st Century University town” is expected to be “an uphill battle” due to opposition from Limerick’s elected representatives.  Senior Planner of Clare County Council, Brian McCarthy has acknowledged recognition to the SDZ in the draft Regional Spatial and Economic Strategy…

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Barry Cotter included in Irish U21 squad

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*Barry Cotter. Photograph: Ross Halls Ennis’ Barry Cotter has been included in Stephen Kenny’s 22 man Irish U21 squad for their European qualifier with Luxembourg. Cotter has been impressing for Ipswich Town’s U23 side who are currently seven points clear at the top of the Professional Development League Two South table. In their last outing…

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Loop Head Lighthouse reopens on Saturday

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Loop Head Lighthouse Pic by Valerie O’Sullivan / Clare County Council

*Photograph: Valerie O’Sullivan This year’s tourist season at Loop Head Lighthouse commences on Saturday, 16 March 2019 as the historic West Clare landmark opens to the public for the first time in 2019.

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€9.7m contract signed for Ennis South Flood Relief Scheme

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*Back Row L-R: Jonathan Reid, Ryan Hanley Consultants and Maurice Buckley, Chairman of the OPW. Front Row L-R: Michael Mannion, Ward & Burke Contractors; Cllr Michael Begley, Mayor of Clare; and Carmel Kirby, Director of Physical Development, Clare County Council. A contract for the Ennis South Flood Relief Scheme has been signed. Clare County Council…

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Kilrush centre ‘will change provision of health care in West Clare’

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*Kilrush. Photograph: Kilrush Tidy Towns Kilrush has been identified as the location for a new primary care centre. It is one of three places in the Mid-West that will now house primary care centres. The HSE will announce in the next week future centres to be constructed with Kilrush to be amongst them. It is…

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