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Post office closures signals ‘unravelling’ of rural Clare

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CLARE’s Independent TD Dr Michael Harty has said that the closure of six post offices across Co Clare will be the “death knell” of those rural communities. “People will now go to the post office in the next town or to the next village and will carry on their financial transactions, buy their groceries, visit …

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Second LIDL store for Ennis

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UP TO 25 new jobs will be created when LIDL open their second Ennis store . LIDL have confirmed that plans are about to be lodged with Clare County Council for a new store on the Limerick road. Additional commercial units will also be developed at the site, including a creche. Speaking on Clare FM, …

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Ron Metcalfe, Managing Director of Iceland Ireland

First Clare Iceland store opens in Shannon today

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FOOD retailer Iceland officially opened its first Clare store at Skycourt Shopping Centre in Shannon this morning. The Shannon store sees the creation of 28 jobs, bringing the total number of staff in Iceland Ireland to over 420 in nineteen stores across twelve counties in Ireland. Shannon Store Manager Daniel Moynihan said he has been …

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Jim O'Dowd and his customers

O’Dowd family retire from ‘Luckiest shop in Clare’ after 40 years

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IT’S the end of an era for the ‘Luckiest shop in Clare’ as the O’Dowd family hang up their shop smocks. The family run shop has been looking after their customers at the Turnpike in Ennis for nearly half a century. Jim O’Dowd said he’s looking forward to retiring, but he reckoned he will have …

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