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Councillor draws a line under school parking

DOUBLE yellow lines outside a Kilrush primary school are one road marking too many for one member of the local council, who has vowed to quit the council in four weeks if they are...

Food Authority closed May Kearney’s

A PUBLIC house, which closed its doors for good in December, had been ordered to close its kitchen and restaurant by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) in mid-December. It has emerged that the...

Two years for vile sex abuser

A FORMER GAA coach, who indecently assaulted two young boys in Ennis during the 1980s, is today beginning a jail sentence. Ennis man James ‘Tony’ Maher (69) yesterday received a two-year prison term for...

Shock tactics

  So it's January, and despite all of your best intentions and resolutions, you are still struggling to peel yourself out of bed in the mornings. There are numerous ways to improve this situation, but...

Still no name for inner relief road

COUNCILLORS in Ennis will next month attempt for a third time to settle on a name for the town’s new €2.5 million inner relief road. No decision was reached at yesterday’s monthly meeting of...

Keep an eye out for UFO sightings

EAST Clare has been identified as one of Ireland’s hotspots for UFOs (unidentified flying objects) with four separate sightings recorded in 2012. According to new figures released by the Aerial Phenomena Research Association of Ireland...

Home & Away star Brax turns heads during Ennis break

CLARECASTLE woman Jane Scanlon was the envy of women all over the county when she met Home and Away star Steve Peacock, better known to fans of the Australian soap as Brax, in one...

Drilling confirmation weeks away

FINAL confirmation on whether commercial drilling will take place off the Clare coast in 2013 is expected before Christmas. Chrysaor E&P Ireland Ltd, who now own the majority stake in both the Spanish Point and...

Mother’s budget tears

A DISTRAUGHT mother has told The Clare People that she cried when she heard the respite grant cuts announced in last week’s budget. Such were the strong feelings of parents and carers within Clare that...

Can the Bay Hop be brought back to life?

A COMMERCIAL ferry operator has expressed an interest in operating a commuter ferry service connecting Ballyvaughan and Galway City. Following a trial service held over the summer, the Ballyvaughan Bay Hop group have been trying...