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‘Boxer Moran must carry out promise’ for coastal protection in Clare

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Coastal protection works at three locations in the county have remained on hold due to insufficient funding being provided by the Office of Public Works (OPW).

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Retiring quintet attend final Council meeting

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*The retiring five; Michael Hillery, Christy Curtin, James Breen, Richard Nagle, Tom McNamara. Photograph: Eamon Ward Five local representatives with a combined service of 130 years have this week attended their final meeting as elected members of Clare County Council.

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Red Letter Day

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RED Cliff Lodge in Spanish Point is set to copper-fasten its reputation as one of Clare’s foremost eateries having come under the guidance of Christopher and Eimear King.

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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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Regular occurrence of illegal encampment outside Spanish Point Golf Club

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Illegal parking outside Spanish Golf Club is to be monitored with signage to be installed in the coming weeks. Cllr Michael Hillery requested measures be taken by Clare County Council “to prevent illegal parking in the interest of safety” at the car park in front of Spanish Point Golf Club. The local authority has confirmed…

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Spanish Point school striving for National “Well Read” Award

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Clare County Library and St. Joseph’s Secondary School, Spanish Point have joined forces to promote reading for pleasure among students. During December, Clare County Library staff provided an input to the ‘Well Read’ reading initiative currently running at the school.  Library Staff including Patricia Fitzgerald, Mona O’Connor and Helen Flynn made a presentation to first…

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Hillery retiring from politics

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*Photograph: Gary Collins Long serving Fianna Fáil councillor, Michael Hillery is to retire from politics. A nephew of sixth President of Ireland, Dr. Patrick Hillery, Michael announced at a selection convention for the Ennistymon area on Sunday that he will step down from politics in May and not seek re-election to Clare County Council. “I…

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Susie Q delivers message of hope in new song ‘Hold On’

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*Photograph: Dara Munnis A new song released by Ennistymon based musician Susie Q is being praised for delivering a powerful message of hope. Susan Quirke originally hails from Co. Limerick but recently moved to Clare. She has connections to the county as her grandmother Mary ‘Baby’ O’Shea was from Kilnamona, her sister Caitriona and her…

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Contract signed for Lahinch public toilets

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An upgrade and extension to the existing public toilets in Lahinch are scheduled to open in May 2019. On Tuesday, Clare County Council signed a contract with O’Brien Builders & Civil Engineering Contractors Ltd. for the delivery of an upgrade and extension to the existing public toilets in the seaside town of Lahinch. Included in…

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Clare communities prepare for Pride of Place adjudication

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Four Clare communities are busily preparing for the adjudication stage of 2018 IPB Pride of Place competition, which takes place on Tuesday and Wednesday. Spanish Point, Kilkishen, Shannon and Quin have been nominated by the Rural Development Directorate of Clare County Council to participate in annual all-island competition, which is run by Co-operation Ireland and…

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