An Garda Síochána have been praised for their engagement with the public and handling of big events in West Clare in the past two months.
US Vice President, Mike Pence has declared “his wish” to visit Ireland later this year which is expected to include a trip to Clare.
*David Tubridy in pursuit. Photograph: Martin Connolly Although the difference should have been more, Clare’s one point was enough to secure their place in round four of the All-Ireland SFC qualifiers so it was David Tubridy’s goal that would ultimately separate the sides.
Rita McInerney launched her General Election campaign in Kilrush on Friday night as she begins her attempt to become the first Clare female TD since Síle de Valera.
*David Tubridy. Photograph: Martin Connolly A win was the aim for Clare’s senior footballers when they travelled to Carrick-on-Shannon on Saturday, they achieved in this regard but David Tubridy insisted that they cannot afford to perform like they did in the second half as the qualifier campaign continues.
*Rita McInerney. Photograph: Arthur Ellis Restrictions on new applications for home help services will have negative consequences for families, carers, and the wider health services across the county, Fianna Fáil’s Rita McInerney has said.
*Photograph: Martin Connolly An Ennis based poet who spent three years living in Doonbeg said he found the reception for the Trump family in West Clare to be “stomach wrenching and embarrassing”.
*Protesters gather in Shannon Airport for Donald Trump’s arrival. Photograph: Steve Ford Doonbeg locals that welcomed the visit of Donald Trump and advocates of the US military using Shannon Airport have been equated as supporters of Adolf Hitler.
*Moneypoint. Photograph: Fergal Clohessy Further staff reductions are expected to come at Moneypoint in the coming weeks and months, The Clare Echo has learned.
*Vicky Phelan on Doughmore Beach. During a recent visit to Doonbeg, cervical cancer campaigner Vicky Phelan revealed how Co Clare has been an important sanctuary for her amid intensive campaigning while undergoing continued treatment.