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Will Wars: You can be part of the solution

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We have all heard of turf wars but it’s worth acknowledging that Will wars also take place, writes Sharon Cahir of Cahir & Co Solicitors. I have over the last six months shared the Wisdom of Wills throughout Clare with the Clare Older People’s Council. Everyone I spoke with had heard of an acrimonious story in …

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‘Ennis flood scheme moving as fast as possible’

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MINISTER Pat Breen has been assured that the re-tendering process for the Ennis South Flood Relief Scheme is progressing at the quickest possible rate, with the tender deadline set at September 21, just one week away. Minister Breen said, “Elements of the previous tender are currently underway as advance works, in a bid to speed …

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Presidential hopefuls face Councillors

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CLARE County Council have invited some of the presidential hopefuls to address the chamber tomorrow. Though it is not known how many will actually arrive, nine of the potential candidates have been issued an invitation. Kevin Sharkey, Marie Goretti Moylan, John Groarke, Joan Freeman, Gemma O’Doherty, Gavin Duffy, Sarah Louise Mulligan, Sean Gallagher and Peter …

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Clare Older People’s Volunteer of the Year Award

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CLARE Older People’s Council, in association with the Age Friendly Programme of Clare County Council, are seeking nominations from organisations or individuals in County Clare for the Clare Older People’s Volunteer of the Year Award. The nominee chosen will receive his/her award from Dr Michael Harty TD at the award ceremony in the Woodstock Hotel, …

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McKee: urgent safety measures needed at Drochaid na Gabhair

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CLARE General Election Candidate Councillor Mike McKee, joined a protest at Drochaid na Gabhair bridge on the Drumcliffe Road in Ennis, calling on Clare County Council to urgently construct a 100 meter footpath at Drochaid na Gabhair bridge. McKee believes pedestrians lives are daily placed in danger when they cross this narrow bridge, located on …

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County Library construction to begin in New Year

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CLARE County Council have announced that construction of the new Clare County Library will begin early next year. “Subject to Department approval it is anticipated the construction will commence in Quarter One of 2019,” a spokesperson for Clare County Council said. Stage three approval to proceed to tender was issued for the €8.6 million development …

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Stretch of Fergus riverbed dries up completely

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DROUGHT conditions have led to one part of the River Fergus drying up for the first time in at least five decades. Local Ruan resident Brian Cunningham explained that in his 39 years living in the area pictured, he has never seen the riverbed completely dry up. “It’s like that now a week,” explained Mr …

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Retired lifeguard saves tourist from drowning in quicksand

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  A RETIRED US lifeguard was forced to spring in to action and rescue tourists from quicksand on two separate occasions in Lahinch recently. Cary Languirand, who lives in Ennis, rescued a German woman who was stuck up to her waist in quicksand in the river at Liscannor Bridge. He stopped her husband and the …

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Ask for Angela campaign to be rolled out across Co Clare

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LET’S face it, the dating world has changed. Gone are the days when you would shimmy over to someone in a dance hall and utter the most romantic phrase possible: “Are ya dancin’?” Our love lives now largely consist of swiping left or right on a dating app and hoping to get a “hey :)” …

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Second LIDL store for Ennis

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UP TO 25 new jobs will be created when LIDL open their second Ennis store . LIDL have confirmed that plans are about to be lodged with Clare County Council for a new store on the Limerick road. Additional commercial units will also be developed at the site, including a creche. Speaking on Clare FM, …

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