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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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Site purchased for new Kilrush school

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Kilrush is one step closer to having a brand new school. A new site has been secured for a new school building for Gaelscoil Uí Choimin, Kilrush which has been purchased by the Department of Education through the offices of Clare County Council. Currently, there are 62 students in the Gaelscoil. Fine Gael TD, Pat…

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10 Clare schools to undergo work this summer

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Ten schools in Co Clare are to undergo major improvement works over the summer period. Cratloe N.S., Rockmount NS and SN Cluan an Atha in Inagh are three primary schools to receive funding for structural improvements under the Summer Works Scheme. Seven Clare schools including two post primary schools will receive funding for windows. These…

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Multi-million euro funding to safeguard future of Shannon

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Shannon’s long-term security from flood risk is to be aided following the granting of multi-million euro funding. An upgrade of the Shannon estuary flood defences, and the construction of new defences for Shannon town will ensure the protection of homes, businesses and the airport from one in 200 year tidal flood events. The process of…

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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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€1m allocation for Ennistymon innovation centre

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A multi-service innovation centre in the heart of Ennistymon has been allocated €1m. It is one of eighteen projects nationally that were successful applicants under the Government’s €1 billion Rural Regeneration and Development Fund which were announced by Taoiseach Leo Vardakar and Minister for Rural Affairs Michael Ring. The aim of the scheme is to…

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Lough Derg Blueway one of many beneficiaries from funding

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€3.8m will come into Co Clare as part of Rural Grants from the Department of Rural and Community Development this year. A host of projects and schemes are set to benefit as a result of the funding which is an increase on the €3.5m allocated in 2017. The breakdown of this figure sees €1,038,844 for…

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Shannon company secures multimillion Chinese contract

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A Shannon company has secured a €10m contract with its largest Chinese distributor. On Tuesday, Reagecon announced the signing of a €10m contract with Chinese distributor, Beijing Thorigin for the delivery of Reagecon’s products over a five year period in the Chinese market. All of the products will be produced in Shannon with customer support…

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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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Applause as TD ordered to sit down at public meeting in West Clare

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Post office public meeting in Cree

THERE was thunderous applause and cheering as Minister of State Pat Breen was told to sit down by the Chair of last night’s public meeting in Cree. The meeting was called in an attempt to save the village’s post office, which is due to close over the next few months. The crowd, which numbered almost…

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