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Miltown ready to go as race for Jack Daly kicks off

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*Conor Cleary in Cusack Cup action. Photograph: Martin Connolly St Josephs Miltown begin the defence of the Jack Daly this weekend as the Clare senior football and intermediate championships commence.

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Speed limit changes putting future of West Clare at risk

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Recent alterations to the speed limit along a 43km stretch of road from Kilrush to Ennis described as “the main artery” between the county town and West Clare has caused widespread frustration and anger.

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Kelly elected to Council for ninth time

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*PJ Kelly. Photograph: Martin Connolly An elected representative since 1974, PJ Kelly has been ever present on Clare County Council but 2019 saw him receive his highest ever backing from an electorate.

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Politicians’ social media activity ‘a substitute for real policy substance’

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Although he is Clare’s longest serving councillor, PJ Kelly is a self-professed “reluctant candidate” for the local elections on May 24th.

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An Post profits pose questions on closure of rural post offices

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A 400 percent increase in profits at An Post to €41m raises serious concerns following the closure of 150 post offices around the country according to Fianna Fáil’s Rita McInerney.

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Talty’s MACE celebrate 45th birthday in Lissycasey

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*Jonathan Diver, Circle K Senior Director Retail Sales & Operations Dealers, Grainne Talty, MACE Lissycasey, Liam Attridge, MACE Regional Manager, Máire Talty, MACE Lissycasey, Willie O’Byrne, Managing Director, BWG Foods, TJ Talty and Cathal Talty, MACE Lissycasey , and Daniel O’Connell, MACE Sales Director. Photograph: Eamon Ward There were big celebrations in Lissycasey recently as…

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‘We live in North Munster not North Korea’ – Kelly hits out on planning restrictions

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Regulations for the siting and design of rural houses in Co Clare “is going to impose a communist type house for everybody,” Cllr PJ Kelly has claimed. For the last two successive meetings of Clare County Council, the veteran councillor has put forward the same question asking what determines “the appropriate siting of rural houses”,…

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‘End of an era’ as post office services shut in Lissycasey

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Residents in Lissycasey must now travel 13km along a narrow stretch of road if they are to continue using post office services following their closure in the village. Earlier this week, postmistress Mary Hanrahan retired after serving the community of Lissycasey for twenty two years. “It’s the end of an era, it’s the end of…

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‘No need for legal advice’ in Lissycasey

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An Post have said there is no requirement for legal advice over the closure of the Lissycasey Post Office. This week it emerged that the Lissycasey Post Office Action Group were seeking legal advice as “misleading information” was published. However, An Post have told The Clare Echo there is “No need for legal advice. The…

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Closures of post offices ‘an assault on rural Ireland’

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Legal action is being taken by the Lissycasey Post Office Action Group over the closure of the village’s post office this week. According to the group, misleading information was published by An Post. Talty’s Mace Store in Lissycasey were willing to take on the post office service but the local action group were unsuccessful in…

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