*Joe Robbins. Photograph: Eamon Ward As far as sporting administration is concerned, Joe Robbins is one of the county’s most colourful characters but he is also the founder of a business that has withstood three recessions and a tech bubble.
500 pending job losses in Shannon with next year’s closure of Molex may be just the beginning according to Joe Robbins who is of the view Brexit will hurt employment in the Mid-West.
*Clare’s Oscar Traynor starting eleven. Photograph: Oliver Fitzpatrick Clare have been defeated in their opening outing of the 2019/20 Oscar Traynor competition.
*Micheál Martin with Cllr Cathal Crowe at The Old Ground Hotel. Photograph: John O’Brien Reopening the Accident and Emergency Unit at Ennis General Hospital is not the solution to solving overcrowding at University Hospital Limerick, Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has stated.
*Penalties could determine if Conor McGrath & Cratloe get past Clonlara this weekend. Photograph: Mark Hayes Teams competing in the quarter-finals of the Clare SHC and IHC this weekend may be dumped out of the respective competitions on penalties.
*Love Island winner, Greg O’Shea with Daithí Barron from Shannon at Shannon Airport. Photograph: Arthur Ellis Love Island winner, Greg O’Shea received a hero’s welcome when he landed at Shannon Airport on Wednesday morning.
Boris Johnson would be “most welcome” to visit Co Clare if he wished to explore his ancestry roots to Bunratty.
*Drag Queen, Noah Monet. Clare will host a Pride festival in the future but homosexual residents of the county continue to keep their sexual orientation “hidden” according to one Ennis drag queen who insisted there is a less of a stigma attached to being gay in Ireland.
Missing Clare woman Shauna O’Donnell has been found “alive and well” in Dublin according to her parents.
“A change in policy and mindset” is needed to lead to a greater use of Shannon Airport which one elected representative of Clare County Council felt has been “completely abandoned”.