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Ennis named as Ireland’s tidiest large urban centre

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Ennis was one of the big winners in the 2019 Tidy Towns Awards which took place on Monday.

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Jim Collins’ contribution to teaching & East Clare acknowledged

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*Jim Collins & Roisin Bugler. Photograph: Julian Behal.  Scariff’s Jim Collins has been included on the shortlist for the inaugural Teachers Inspire Ireland initiative.

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East Clare’s quietest summer in 20 years

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This summer has been the quietest in East Clare in over two decades according to hospitality providers in the region.

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‘We’re in a time of climate chaos’ – O’Donovan

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*Barry O’Donovan. Photograph: Martin Connolly As the Green Party secured their first seat on Clare County Council since the 2009 election of Brian Meaney, one of their two candidates in the county maintained the elected councillors need to stand up and address ‘climate chaos’.

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Patience required when Mountshannon works commence

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Overlay works due to take place in Mountshannon between July and September will require patience and co-operation from locals, Cllr Pat Burke has said.

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Rural garda stations like Broadford won’t reopen

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A plea to reopen Broadford Garda Station has fell on deaf ears.

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Enforcing camping & parking bylaws ‘will send out the wrong message’

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Overnight camping and parking restrictions are not being enforced in lakeside locations across East Clare. This came to light at the July meeting of the Killaloe Municipal District when Cllr Pat Burke called on the Council to enforce no camping and overnight parking at Mountshannon Harbour, Dromaan Harbour and Meelick Bay where signs stating the…

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9 Clare Beaches Retain Blue Flag

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Nine Clare beaches have been awarded the prestigious International Blue Flag from An Taisce. Lahinch, Kilkee, Whitestrand Miltown Malbay, Ballycuggeran, Cappa, Fanore, Spanish Point, Mountshannon and Whitestrand Doonbeg all retained their Blue Flag status. Green Coast Awards were also awarded for the second year running to the beaches at Bishops Quarter (Ballyvaughan), Seafield (Quilty) and…

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Family has lucky escape as car rolls into lake

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A FAMILY had a lucky escape this afternoon their car rolled into a lake in Co Clare. The incident happened at around 1.30pm at Knockaphort near Mountshannon. The car was left dangling over a low wall with its front wheels in the water. It’s understood that the family of three from Northern Ireland had been staying in accommodation…

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