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‘Overflow’ of emotion & tributes for late Canon Reuben Butler

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Hundreds of mourners attended the funeral mass of Canon Reuben Butler in Newmarket-on-Fergus on Sunday.

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Newmarket in mourning following death of Canon Reuben Butler

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The death has occurred of historian and sociologist, Canon Reuben Butler.

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€9.7m contract signed for Ennis South Flood Relief Scheme

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*Back Row L-R: Jonathan Reid, Ryan Hanley Consultants and Maurice Buckley, Chairman of the OPW. Front Row L-R: Michael Mannion, Ward & Burke Contractors; Cllr Michael Begley, Mayor of Clare; and Carmel Kirby, Director of Physical Development, Clare County Council. A contract for the Ennis South Flood Relief Scheme has been signed. Clare County Council…

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Clareabbey Roundabout ‘like Mondello Park’

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*Clareabbey Roundabout. Photograph: Gary Collins A scheme designed at improving the safety of pedestrians, cyclists and motorists at one of the busiest roundabouts in the county is being devised. An update was sought by Cllr Paul Murphy as to what future safety measures were proposed for the Clareabbey Roundabout. In a reply to the January…

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‘Proud Townie’ Slattery says strong passenger throughput critical for Shannon

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*John Slattery. Photograph by Eamon Ward Shannon Airport is a jewel in the crown that requires regular polishing according to Ennis born aviation chief, John Slattery. For the past two and a half years, John has been President and Chief Executive Officer of Embraer Commercial Aviation and EVP at Embraer S.A. He was in Co…

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Kirwan seeking ‘entry level job as a political representative’

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There is left-wing voice missing from elected representatives of Clare County Council and Chris Kirwan believes he can be that voice while also speaking up and standing out for the youngest generation of voters. A final year law student at NUIG, Chris is running in the Ennis Municipal District for The Social Democrats as the…

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Carey clashes with Boxer over Ennis South Flood Relief Scheme

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A new tender for completion of the €8.6 million Ennis South flood relief scheme will be advertised within the coming weeks according to Clare Fine Gael TD, Joe Carey. Deputy Carey received the assurance following an exchange with Minister of State Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran in the Dáil last week. Carey told Moran that the time…

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Keane records personal best in World semi-final

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Clare’s Jo Keane had a fifth place finish in the World U20 800m semi-final on Wednesday. Seventeen year old Jo notched a personal best with a time of 02:06:91 in the race which was won by Ethiopia’s Freweyni Hailu (02:01:96). Keane was the only runner to get a personal best in the world semi-final. She…

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Keane qualifies for world semi-final

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A Clare athlete has qualified for the semi-finals of the World U20 Athletic Championships. Jo Keane finished in seventh place in the fifth heat for the 800m with a time of 02:09:59 on Tuesday morning. Ethiopia’s Diribe Welteji was the winner in a time of 02:05:18. However the St Flannans student was the fastest qualifier…

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Bishop knew in ‘heart and soul’ appointing priest as principal was right choice

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Fr Ignatius McCormack has completed his first school year as principal of Clare’s largest post-primary school, his appointment by Bishop Fintan Monahan was met with criticism at the time but Monahan remains fully content with the decision. Carmel Honan became the first female principal of St Flannan’s College in 2006 and stepped down last summer…

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