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Ex Clare hurler wants to bring passion for Shannon to Council

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Described by Fine Gael insiders as “the new kid on the block”, Garret McPhillips has revealed it took him a matter of minutes to decide he would run for May’s local elections. A former minor and intermediate hurler for Clare, Garret was the county’s top scorer in the 1999 minor championship, the same year saw …

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Shannon’s Peter bumps into Barack Obama during gym session

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Clare fitness instructor, Peter Barron completed a gym workout at the same time as former US President, Barack Obama this week. Peter who lives in Dubai was in San Francisco for Samsung’s launch of its new foldable galaxy smartphone. The 28 year old happened to be staying in the same hotel as Obama and introduced …

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Tourists being favoured over locals for houses in North Clare – Moran

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A lack of political representation has resulted in the failure to highlight the shortage of affordable rental accommodation in parts of North Clare, Noeleen Moran has claimed. Moran will contest May’s local elections for Sinn Féin in the Ennistymon electoral area having previously represented the party in the 2014 local and 2016 General elections. At …

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Place in Inter Milan’s Europa League squad for Shannon’s Nolan

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Shannon born Ryan Nolan is in Inter Milan’s matchday squad for their Europa League last 32 clash with Rapid Vienna tonight. Although he featured for the Inter Milan first team in pre-season, the nineteen year old has not made his competitive debut for Luciano Spalletti’s side. His inclusion in the nineteen man squad is positive …

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Active Retirement President highlights elderly abuse

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*Kay Murphy, Photograph: ARI.  Elderly abuse continues to be a problem in 2019, the President of Active Retirement Ireland (ARI) has outlined. Shannon’s Kay Murphy has been the President of ARI since April 2017, becoming the first Clare person and the second from the Mid-West to serve in the role. In representing the organisation at …

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Rail spur line to Shannon Airport will close the gap with Dublin

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*Jackie Whelan. Photograph: Valerie O’Sullivan A prominent Clare businessman has declared a spur line to Shannon Airport will result in increased passengers and more people staying in the West of Ireland. Jackie Whelan is the owner of the West Clare Railway, Tullagower Quarries and alongside his wife Pauline is the co-owner of The Railway Bar …

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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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Clare Echo Planning

Town Park ‘will enhance Shannon’s beautiful landscape’

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Work on the development of the new Shannon Town Park has begun after Clare County Council signed a contract with M. Fitzgibbon Contractors. Completion is expected in mid 2019. The works include formal footpaths and a cycle track, an adventure play area and a bandstand/performance area, the first cycle pump track to be built in …

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Flooding concerns for road approaching Shannon Industrial Estate

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“Serious flooding” occurred on a road servicing Shannon Industrial Estate over the Christmas period according to Cllr PJ Ryan. The Independent councillor highlighted the issue at the January meeting of the Shannon Municipal District. Cllr Ryan put forward a motion which asked the MD to carry out drainage and repair works to prevent flooding “on …

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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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