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Thousands of runners & flip flops wash up in Fanore

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*Photograph: Liam MacNamara Thousands of runners and flip flops from a fallen ship container have been washing up on beaches in Co Clare and the west coast of Ireland.

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Clare’s remaining rough sleepers ‘are there through their own wishes’

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Clare has no rough sleepers who are in that position against their own wishes, the Chair of the group responsible for social housing in the county has said.

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Moloney worried women’s soccer will suffer in FAI fallout

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In a fortnight where positive stories about soccer in Ireland have been few and far between, Chloe Moloney has predicted that if anyone is to suffer from the suspension of Sport Ireland funding to the FAI, it will be the women while she’s also optimistic of progressing her own football career.

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Social housing on the way for Quilty, Roslevan & Newmarket-on-Fergus

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* (L-R): Anne Haugh, Director of Social Development, Clare County Council; Pat Dowling, Chief Executive, Clare County Council; Mayor of Clare, Councillor Michael Begley;David Whelan, K & D Whelan Construction Ltd. Back (L-R) Max Krauss, Hassett Leyden & Associates ; Ger O’Malley, Tom McNamara & Ptnrs (Quantity Surveyor); Councillor Gerry Flynn, Chair of the Social Development…

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Brexit poses risk of ‘farmageddon’ for Clare farmers

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Brexit is posing the risk of “farmageddon” for gravely concerned Clare farmers. With calving season underway, farmers in the county have hit out that in all the Brexit negotiations, animals and their welfare have been scarcely mentioned. Five months since its foundation, 19,000 farmers across Ireland have become members of the Beef Plan, 790 of…

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Seawood ruling will keep Clare company in business

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A ruling regarding the awarding of seaweed harvesting licences has been described as a victory for coastal communities. This week it was announced that seaweed harvesting licences cannot be awarded in an area where there is an existing right to harvest seaweed. Sinn Féin MEP, Liadh Ni Riada stated, “This ruling is a victory for…

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€66,000 in Clár funding for Clare projects

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€66,000 will be provided for three Clare capital projects under the first measure of funding in the new Clár funding from the Department of Rural and Community Development. Kilmaley Meitheal will receive €18,000 for the resurfacing and redesigning of the existing Church carpark, new tarmac, lining and upgrading of existing footpaths and school safety measures…

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Flynn critical of Minister Murphy’s ‘whistle-stop tour’

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Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government, Eoghan Murphy has come under fire from Cllr Gerry Flynn. Clare County Council’s Chairperson of the Social Development SPC, Cllr Gerry Flynn stated that Minister Murphy’s visit to the county last month should have included a meeting with council officials trying to tackle “a housing crisis”. Eoghan Murphy…

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West Clare widower ordained to priesthood

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A West Clare widower and father of one was ordained as a priest at the weekend. Quilty man, Martin Shanahan was ordained to the priesthood for the Diocese of Killaloe by Bishop Fintan Monahan celebrated in Saint Mary’s Church, Mullagh on Sunday. Bishop Monahan referenced the experience Martin brings to the priesthood from his family…

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Clare childcare providers receive €320,000 in funding

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€320,000 in capital funding is to be allocated for fifteen providers of early years and school age childcare in Clare. Funds provided to each of the fifteen vary from €3,000 to €50,000. The contributions will go towards the creation of new childcare places, natural outdoor play areas and the essential maintenance and repair of services.…

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