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Eugene sees local politics as extension to Garda career

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*Eugene Long (centre) with Joe Carey and John McInerney Upon retiring from An Garda Síochána in February after 34 years of service, Eugene Long did not envisage an entry into local politics.

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Darach Honan is The Clare Echo’s new hurling columnist

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The Clare Echo is delighted to announce that 2013 All-Ireland medal winner Darach Honan will provide hurling analysis for the upcoming Championship season, as we increase our GAA coverage for 2019.

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Clare’s remaining rough sleepers ‘are there through their own wishes’

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Clare has no rough sleepers who are in that position against their own wishes, the Chair of the group responsible for social housing in the county has said.

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Matthew Thomas departing role as Shannon Group CEO

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Matthew Thomas is to step down as CEO of Shannon Group plc to take up the same position at the Ports of Jersey.

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Cianan & Ronan hoping for more than a fluke

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Two East Clare students will make their first television appearances this weekend on Ireland’s Got Talent. Cianan Darcy and Ronan Randles are the second acts from the county to feature in the second series of the Virgin Media Television competition following in the footsteps of Sixmilebridge magician Paddy Ward. Their band named The Fluke have…

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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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Moloney still unhappy with Clare’s concession of frees

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*Gerry O’Connor, Gavin Keary & Donal Moloney. Photograph: Martin Connolly After the fourth round of games in the 2019 National Hurling League, Clare sit second from bottom in Division 1A, their concession of frees has been a problem throughout and Joint Manager Donal Moloney remains unhappy with it. Of the 5-80 conceded by the Banner…

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O’Connell confident Clare will bounce back from Limerick setback

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*Ciara Grogan tries to get away from Caoimhe Lyons. Photograph: Veronica McMahon In the wake of Clare senior camogie’s side second defeat of the year, manager Ger O’Connor expressed his faith that they would “bounce back” in time for their group game of the league. Clonlara’s O’Connell succeeded Trish O’Grady in the hotseat, his record…

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Water supply restored in Parteen & Clonlara

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*Photograph: O’Connors Cross c/o Cllr Cathal Crowe Water supply has been restored to parts of Parteen and Clonlara.  Residents of the South East Clare areas were without water for two days after a water main burst in the early hours of Thursday morning. Supply was restored on Saturday evening while engineers had rerouted a series…

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Multi-million euro funding to safeguard future of Shannon

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Shannon’s long-term security from flood risk is to be aided following the granting of multi-million euro funding. An upgrade of the Shannon estuary flood defences, and the construction of new defences for Shannon town will ensure the protection of homes, businesses and the airport from one in 200 year tidal flood events. The process of…

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