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Second Ennis Lidl store to be located near St Flannan’s

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Lidl has been granted planning permission to develop a second store in Ennis. Subject to twenty one conditions, the 3721m2 site will be located at the Clare Rd opposite from the West County Hotel, on a site owned by Clare County Council that was previously partially flooded. An application for a development at the same …

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Shock over alleged rape of 75-year-old woman in Ennis

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DR MICHAEL Harty, TD, has expressed his shock at the alleged rape of an elderly woman in broad daylight in Ennis. A 49-year-old Mayo man was questioned over the alleged incident in which a 75-year-old woman claims to have been raped after being lured into a car outside Ennis library last Thursday. “I am shocked …

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See: Dramatic photos from simulated armed attack at Shannon Airport

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A SIMULATED major armed incident was staged at Shannon Airport today as part of an exercise for local response units. These dramatic images, caught by photographer Arthur Ellis, depict a bilateral training exercise between An Garda Siochana and Defence Forces at Shannon Airport. On this occasion the exercise was facilitated by Shannon Airport Authority. The focus …

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Family has lucky escape as car rolls into lake

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A FAMILY had a lucky escape this afternoon their car rolled into a lake in Co Clare. The incident happened at around 1.30pm at Knockaphort near Mountshannon. The car was left dangling over a low wall with its front wheels in the water. It’s understood that the family of three from Northern Ireland had been staying in accommodation …

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Clare phone users being targeted by ‘wangiri’ scam

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MOBILE phone users in Clare have been targeted by the ‘wangiri’ phone scam. People in Clare have reported getting missed calls from international numbers with the prefix +247, +269, or +235. It is part of a scam designed to trick people into phoning back at premium rates. Comreg is advising people that returning calls to …

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‘Whistles for Refugees’ pick up their instruments for fundraising fun in Kilkee

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WHISTLES for Refugees, a charity that helps the most vulnerable people who have been displaced from their homes, will hold its first fundraising event tomorrow night. The Stella Maris Hotel in Kilkee will host a night of live bands, poetry, fire performers and few surprises thrown in for good measure. Whistles for Refugees collected sleeping bags …

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