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Greater presence of Irish flag needed in Clare

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*John McInerney of Clare County Council lowers the Irish flag to half mast.  An Irish identity needs to be emphasised across Co Clare with councillors calling for the national flag to be erected at libraries and district offices throughout the county.

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Cahercon can be ‘a world class marine facility’

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*Cahercon. Photograph: Ann-Marie Hanrahan Cahercon has the potential to be “a world class marine facility”, a meeting in Kilrush has heard.

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Farming, fishing & tourism key to combating rural depopulation – Murphy

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*Cillian Murphy. Photograph: Valerie O’Sullivan Fifteen years on from last seeking a seat on Clare County Council, Cillian Murphy feels “it’s time” to try bring pro community and West Clare ideas to the local authority.

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Oliver Garry pulls out of local election race

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*Oliver Garry with Pat Breen and Cllr Johnny Flynn. Photograph c/o Cllr Johnny Flynn Former councillor Oliver Garry has withdrawn his name from the ballot paper for the local elections on May 24th.

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Developing coach parking an objective for Kilrush

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*Photograph: Kilrush Tidy Towns More groundwork is needed to accelerate proposed plans for a public park and coach park in Kilrush.

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Miltown Malbay ‘written off the map’

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An absence of signs directing motorists to Miltown Malbay has been done deliberately to ‘write the West Clare town off the map’.

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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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Playground groups struggling with rising insurance premiums

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Playground groups in Clare are finding it increasingly difficult to cope with rising insurance premiums, elected representatives of the County Council have claimed. Ennis councillor, Mary Howard questioned if the Council’s “public liability insurance can be extended to cover all public playgrounds. An official reply from Director of Service, Leonard Cleary stated that the majority…

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€6.8 in funding for 5 Clare projects

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*Loop Head Lighthouse. Photograph: Valerie O’Sullivan €6.8 million in funding has been secured for five Clare rural regeneration and development projects. Loop Head, Lahinch, Doolin, Kilrush and Holy Island were the successful Clare County Council projects that have been granted aid under the €1 billion Rural Regeneration and Development Fund (RRDF), a key component of…

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Priests will be next to be breathalysed coming from Mass

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Clare motorists have been urged to take “personal responsibility” to ensure they have no alcohol in their system before going behind the wheel of a car. Monday’s meeting of the Clare Joint Policing committee saw members debate the impact drink driving legislation is having on people living in the county. Cllr Pat Daly asked Superintendent…

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