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Chambers wants Cooraclare’s history of having a councillor to continue

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*Cllr Bill Chambers. Photograph: Gary Collins “Politics is a tough life,” Bill Chambers admitted but it’s one he wants to stay in as the countdown to May’s local elections continue. He forms the Fianna Fáil ticket in the Kilrush local electoral area alongside Cllr PJ Kelly. “It’s going to be a hard few weeks, a…

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Lisdoonvarna Direct Provision residents prepare to launch pop up market

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Direct Provision residents in Lisdoonvarna will take their first steps into business next weekend when they host what is intended to be the first of what will become monthly markets in Ennistymon.

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New political party established by Australian man in Cooraclare

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A new political party has been founded by an Australian man living in Cooraclare. David Barrett has started to follow politics extensively since moving to West Clare with his wife Jane last year and this week sees the establishment of The Moderate Party. He explained his financial concerns for Ireland led to the creation of…

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Keating & Taylor confirmed as Fine Gael’s candidates in Kilrush

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A directive from Fine Gael’s Executive Council has selected Cllr Gabriel Keating and Mike Taylor as the party’s candidates in the Kilrush electoral area for May’s local elections. It had been speculated that there would be a contest between the two to secure a place on the party ticket up until Cllr Mary Howard who…

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Clare communities prepare for Pride of Place adjudication

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Four Clare communities are busily preparing for the adjudication stage of 2018 IPB Pride of Place competition, which takes place on Tuesday and Wednesday. Spanish Point, Kilkishen, Shannon and Quin have been nominated by the Rural Development Directorate of Clare County Council to participate in annual all-island competition, which is run by Co-operation Ireland and…

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Martin Donnelly comes on board as new sponsor of Clare soccer

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Martin Donnelly has been announced as the new sponsor of the Clare District Soccer League in a three year deal. Chairman Oliver Fitzpatrick confirmed the deal at Monday’s AGM which took place at The Auburn Lodge. A native of Cooraclare, Donnelly has sponsored Clare teams in hurling, gaelic football, camogie and ladies football. He formerly…

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Cooraclare’s Clara is crowed Clare Rose for Tralee

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WEST Clare woman Clara Burke has been selected to represent the Banner County in this year’s Rose of Tralee. Twenty five year old Clara, who originally hails from Cooraclare and currently lives in Doonbeg, works as a PE teacher in St Caimin’s Secondary School in Shannon. She confirmed that she is totally delighted to have…

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