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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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VIDEO: Scariff’s Sarah to represent Ireland at Eurovision

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*Sarah McTernan Photograph: Lili Forberg Clare singer Sarah McTernan has been announced as this year’s Irish entry for the Eurovision. She will sing 22 which was penned by Danish songwriters Janieck, Marcia Sondeijker and Roulsen. Last year, Sarah attempted to contest the Eurovision for San Marino but failed to qualify. This year over 430 songs…

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‘Library evolution in Clare has surpassed everything’

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Close to 20,000 people are members of libraries in Clare.

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Clare players were ‘shivering with the cold’ at half-time

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*Photograph: Martin Connolly Donal Moloney has been around the block in hurling terms but Sunday marked a first for the Clare Joint Manager.

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Moloney still unhappy with Clare’s concession of frees

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*Gerry O’Connor, Gavin Keary & Donal Moloney. Photograph: Martin Connolly After the fourth round of games in the 2019 National Hurling League, Clare sit second from bottom in Division 1A, their concession of frees has been a problem throughout and Joint Manager Donal Moloney remains unhappy with it. Of the 5-80 conceded by the Banner…

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Moloney didn’t expect Clare indiscipline to continue

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*Gavin Keary, Donal Moloney & Gerry O’Connor on the sideline in Páirc Uí Rinn. Photograph: Martin Connolly Although they conceded 1-11 in their second round victory over Kilkenny, Clare senior hurling joint manager Donal Moloney had expected their indiscipline to be a one-off heading to Cork at the weekend. However instead of improving in this…

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Safety review for M18 junctions

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A safety review of junctions on the M18 has been initiated by Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII). It comes on the back of a motion from Cllr Pat Hayes at Clare County Council’s December meeting. The Fianna Fáil councillor sought a review of junctions 12, 13 and 14 on the M18 for safety and traffic purposes.…

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Gilligan regraded to intermediate ranks for 2019

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*Niall Gilligan in action in the 2017 Clare SHC Final. Photograph: Martin Connolly Forty two year old Niall Gilligan will continue to line out with his club Sixmilebridge in 2019. Corner forward on the Clare senior hurling team that won the county’s third ever All-Ireland championship in 1997, twenty two years on Gilligan has committed…

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Meet the ex-Disney animation artist living in Lahinch

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*Kevin McNamara in his Lahinch studio. Photograph: Martin Connolly A former Disney employee who could have lived anywhere in the world now residing in Lahinch feels the coastal town is “as good a place as any” to call home. Four years ago, Kevin McNamara and his wife Rachael Montejo moved to Moy in the townland…

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19 year old Naughton ready to clash heads in election bid

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At 19 years of age, Sean Naughton is the youngest candidate declared so far for the local elections in May, he feels his addition to the Council is a shakeup that is needed. A past pupil of Castleconnell NS and St Munchins College, Sean has been selected as the Sinn Féin candidate in the Killaloe…

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