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West Clare businesses & community groups collaborating to drive investment

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*Photograph: Martin Connolly Businesses and community groups across West Clare are prepared to engage fully with a proposed new taskforce aimed at bringing new investment to the county according to Fianna Fáil General Election candidate, Rita McInerney.

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Lahinch ‘in shock and mourning’ following tragic death

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A Lahinch man was among 157 people that died following a plane crash on Sunday. Michael Ryan formerly of Attychristoria, Lahinch was a victim in the Ethiopian Airlines plane crash that claimed the lives of passengers from 33 countries travelling from Addis Ababa to Nairobi on the eve of the UN Environment Programme in Kenya.…

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Priests will be next to be breathalysed coming from Mass

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Clare motorists have been urged to take “personal responsibility” to ensure they have no alcohol in their system before going behind the wheel of a car. Monday’s meeting of the Clare Joint Policing committee saw members debate the impact drink driving legislation is having on people living in the county. Cllr Pat Daly asked Superintendent…

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‘Funding will come for a Shannon project’ – Breen

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Individuals involved in The Venue which requires close to €8 million to get off the ground have been urged to stand by the project. Director of Economic Development with Clare County Council, Liam Conneally when commenting on a motion from Cllr Mike McKee at the January meeting of the Shannon Municipal District stated, “A lot…

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Keating & Taylor confirmed as Fine Gael’s candidates in Kilrush

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A directive from Fine Gael’s Executive Council has selected Cllr Gabriel Keating and Mike Taylor as the party’s candidates in the Kilrush electoral area for May’s local elections. It had been speculated that there would be a contest between the two to secure a place on the party ticket up until Cllr Mary Howard who…

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Crowe & McPhillips selected as Fine Gael’s Shannon candidates

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Fine Gael have selected sitting councillor John Crowe and former Clare minor hurler Garret McPhillips as their Shannon Municipal District candidates for May’s local elections. Cllr Pat Burke chaired the selection convention which took place at Treacys Oakwood Hotel on Thursday night. The directive from Fine Gael headquarters was to select two candidates, with only…

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Increase in monthly live register figures while Tulla sees 20% annual reduction

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More than 5,000 people signed on to the live register in Clare for December. 5,009 individuals were on the register in the county last month which is an increase on the 4,814 in November according to figures released by the Central Statistics Office. However, there has been a 15.8 percent drop in the amount of…

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Co Clare ‘will always be indebted’ to Chief Supt Kerin

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*Photograph: John Mangan In a week where a documentary on whistleblower, Maurice McCabe cast a dark shadow on An Garda Síochána, one member of the force has been hailed for his service to Co Clare. On Monday, a mayoral reception was held for Chief Superintendent John Kerin ahead of his upcoming retirement. Warm tributes were…

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Conway throws his hat in the ring

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FINE Gael Senator Martin Conway has been added as a party candidate in the Clare constituency for the next General Election. The Fine Gael Executive Council met on Tuesday evening and agreed on the addition of Conway in his native county. Senator Conway will be running alongside his party colleagues Minister Pat Breen and Deputy…

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