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Scrap Winning Streak to reduce amount of gamblers in Ireland

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A Clare politician has urged the Irish Government to put an end to Europe’s second longest running television game show ‘if it is serious about dealing with gambling addictions’.

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Climate change protesters demand action to protect their future

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Five Clare students this week addressed elected representatives of the local authority demanding action on climate change.

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Physical activity & mental health main priorities of Healthy Clare plan

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*Students of Holy Family N.S. Ennis, pictured at glór for the launch of the Healthy Clare Strategic Plan 2019-2021 with L-R, Pat Dowling, Chief Executive, Clare County Council; Mayor of Clare, Councillor Michael Begley; Minister of State for Health Promotion, Catherine Byrne, T.D.; and Andrew Dundas, Chair of Clare LCDC (Local Community Development Committee). Photograph…

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Clare councillors pass no confidence motion in Simon Harris

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A motion of no confidence in Minister for Health, Simon Harris was approved by elected members of Clare County Council on Monday evening.

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Social housing on the way for Quilty, Roslevan & Newmarket-on-Fergus

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* (L-R): Anne Haugh, Director of Social Development, Clare County Council; Pat Dowling, Chief Executive, Clare County Council; Mayor of Clare, Councillor Michael Begley;David Whelan, K & D Whelan Construction Ltd. Back (L-R) Max Krauss, Hassett Leyden & Associates ; Ger O’Malley, Tom McNamara & Ptnrs (Quantity Surveyor); Councillor Gerry Flynn, Chair of the Social Development…

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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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€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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Volunteer accolade for Mags Keane as Clarecastle named Community of the Year

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*Carrigaholt volunteer Mags Keane, Clare Volunteer of the Year’, pictured with Mayor of Clare Councillor Michael Begley at the inaugural Clare Community Awards 2019. Photograph: Paschal Brooks Carrigaholt volunteer Mags Keane and Clarecastle were named ‘Volunteer of the Year’ and ‘Community of the Year’ respectively at the inaugural Clare Community Awards ceremony held in Hotel…

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John determined Crowe’s will soar over coming months

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*Cllr Tom McNamara & Cllr John Crowe. Photograph: Eamon Ward It’s shaping up to a busy year for the Crowe family from Sixmilebridge in sport and politics, over the coming months John wants to see them soar.

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Concern with population projections for Co Clare

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Disappointment has been expressed with the population allocation for Clare from the Department of the Environment as set out in a draft strategic plan for the southern region of Ireland. Arising under the Local Government Reform Act 2014 the Southern Regional Assembly assumed a number of new functions. Chief among these responsibilities is the preparation…

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