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Housing protest to march to offices of Clare Fine Gael TDs

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A Housing Day of Action protest takes place this Friday in Ennis. Led by Sinn Féin’s Ennis local election candidate, Donna Deirdre McGettigan, it will coincide with the launch of the party’s national campaign on housing to be launched by MEP, Liadh Ní Riada. Speaking ahead of the protest which will begins at 1pm at…

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Ennis Data Centre cannot become ‘another Athenry’

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All of Clare’s five Oireachtas members have been urged to be vocal in their support of the planned €500m Ennis data centre. Three members of the Ennis Municipal District, Cllr Pat Daly, Cllr Tom McNamara and Cllr James Breen put forward a motion at Monday’s meeting of Clare County Council where they asked the local…

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Ennis Data Centre can result in investment of €500m

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Plans for a data centre development in Ennis have been unveiled by Clare County Council that it estimates will result in an inward investment of €400 to 500m. On Monday, the local authority outlined it is seeking to amend the county development plan to facilitate the development on a 51 hectare site close to the…

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Data Centre proposal at ‘very advanced stage’ in Clare

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Fine Gael TD Joe Carey is confident that Clare will benefit from new planning legislation which was recently enacted to facilitate the provision of data centres as strategic infrastructure developments. Deputy Carey says he is aware of a proposal for a major data centre to be located in County Clare which has the potential to…

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Joe Carey backs under-fire Fine Gael colleague Pat Breen

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FINE GAEL TD Joe Carey has backed his under-pressure Clare colleague Minister of State Pat Breen following the fall-out from resigned Minister Denis Naughten’s meeting with David McCourt, the key bidder in the broadband procurement process. In a statement to The Clare Echo, Mr Carey said, “Minister of State Pat Breen has my full support…

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Carey clashes with Boxer over Ennis South Flood Relief Scheme

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A new tender for completion of the €8.6 million Ennis South flood relief scheme will be advertised within the coming weeks according to Clare Fine Gael TD, Joe Carey. Deputy Carey received the assurance following an exchange with Minister of State Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran in the Dáil last week. Carey told Moran that the time…

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Rural Clare residents being discriminated against

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Clare’s five members of the Oireachtas are failing the county with their inability to tackle matters that matter to rural parts of the county according to Cllr PJ Kelly. He expressed the views in an ensuing discussion following a motion from Cllr Pat Hayes. At the June meeting of Clare County Council, Hayes sought the…

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Eoin Neylon: Ireland saw spate of Trumpian tactics

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MY FIRST Clare Echo column began with the words “Where Clare leads, Ireland follows”. Last Saturday, that mantra held true as the county’s voters pointed the way for Ireland with a resounding Yes vote. Where as many thought the proposal to repeal the 8th amendment would win, no-one saw the scale of that win coming.…

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Clare’s first indoor tennis courts on the way

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KILLALOE Ballina Tennis Club have been allocated €63,000 for the development of two indoor tennis courts under this year’s Sports Capital Grant scheme. Four Clare sports projects were successful in their appeals under this year’s scheme, receiving €240,000 in funding. Clare Fine Gael TD Joe Carey has said that the funding will greatly benefit sports…

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Sixty new jobs announced for Shannon

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SIXTY new jobs are on the way for Shannon, with the potential to expand to 600 over the next year. Edwards Lifesciences will invest €80 million in a new plant in the Mid-West, with initial development beginning in Shannon. The new jobs will cover multiple areas such as production staff, engineering and professional management, to…

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