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Extension at Illaunamanagh ‘a life & death situation’

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*Photograph: Noel Moore Works on an ‘urgently required extension’ at Illaunamanagh Graveyard in Shannon Town will not commence until March 2020. Cllr Gerry Flynn asked that the planning section of Clare County Council “proceed to a Part 8 Planning process as soon as possible due to the urgency of the required extension to Illaunamanagh Graveyard …

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Fine Gael choose candidates in Ennistymon, Killaloe & Ennis

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Fine Gael have opted for a three candidate strategy in both Ennis and Killaloe for the 2019 local elections while at present they have one expression of interest to represent the party in Ennistymon. On Monday night, Cllr Bill Slattery was declared as the party’s sole candidate in the Ennistymon Municipal District. The Lahinch man …

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Atlantic Air Adventure wants to increase footfall to Shannon Town

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Developing a proper tourism product is the main objective for Atlantic Air Adventure’s future. Founded in 2008 by Eddie Ryan, the Shannon based centre was granted €160,000 towards a €200,000 upgrade of their museum from the Department of Rural Affairs in the past fortnight. The funds will be used to develop and increase facility standards, maintain …

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‘GDPR a bit like Brexit’ McKee claims in call for more CCTV

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Gardaí in Shannon are “under-resourced” and “CCTV can be their eyes”, Sinn Féin councillor Mike McKee has said. Speaking at the November meeting of the Shannon Municipal District, he proposed “that in light of recent anti-social behaviour” the SMDC install CCTV “on an experimental basis” to provide more safety and security. An official response from …

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€10m investment to double DB Schenker’s Shannon workforce

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DB Schenker is to double its workforce in Shannon to 100 with a planned €10m investment in its operations. In 2006, the German logistics firm acquired BAX Global which had been based in Shannon since 1981. Now the company’s site in Clare is to grow to 85,000 square feet (sqft), it is planned to construct …

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Ex Irish international remembered as ‘midfielder with great vision’

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*this article was updated at 10.47pm. Photograph: RIP.ie Tributes have been paid to former junior Irish international, Paul Carr who was cremated on Wednesday. Paul died on Sunday at University Hospital Limerick, he is survived by his father Tommy, mother Vivienne, sister Vivienne, brother Pat, extended friends and family. It was with Newtown that his …

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‘Explosion of cyclists’ in Co Clare

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*Photograph: Paul Daly Illegal parking must be tackled to deal with “an explosion of cyclists” across the county. At Monday’s meeting of Clare County Council, Sinn Féin’s Mike McKee tabled a motion seeking a greater enforcement “to ensure cycle lanes are kept free from vehicle parking”. The local authority has subsequently committed to discussing the …

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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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Indian priests spreading the word of God in Clare

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by Páraic McMahon Four Indian priests are currently ministering in the Diocese of Killaloe, The Clare Echo can reveal. Serving in the towns of Shannon, Ennis, Nenagh and Birr, Fr. Francis Xavier Kochuveettil, Fr. Joy Njarakattuvely, Fr. Rexon Chullicakal (pictured) and Fr. Antony Puthiyaveettil all moved to the Diocese at various stages in the last year and …

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Smithstown want female applicants

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SMITHSTOWN Auto Repairs in Shannon are encouraging females to apply for the position of apprentice mechanic. Speaking to The Clare Echo, director Ian Bolger insisted the lack of working female mechanics was a loss to the industry and he hopes to actively buck that trend. Smithstown Autos have a thriving trade and Ian says that …

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